Making healthier choices
Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 4:48:34 PM

Our lives can be transformed from the inside out if we cultivate positive thinking and have them materialized in our daily lifestyle. The smallest change can sometimes have major effects on our state of living which includes our health.  

American writer, and philosopher Elbert Hubbard said, “If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.”

Health and Wellness at NCU

Northern Caribbean University through its Department of Health Services held the institution’s annual Health Week under the theme, “Transforming Lives, Making Healthy Choices” November 13-16 .   This created an avenue for staff, students and community members to benefit from several activities and services including, free vision screening, HIV and Syphilis tests, blood pressure checks, cholesterol tests and more.

The Three Angel’s Pharmacy Mobile Wellness Bus was also on board with this initiative  and according to the Acting Director of Health Services at NCU, Mrs Hopelyn Lewis-Mitchell “the response from the students was tremendous”. Members of  Three Angels Pharmacy echoed similar sentiments as it was the first time since beginning their outreach that they saw a total of 123 persons showing up for check-ups and or doctor visits.

A total of 108 persons benefitted from free vision screening provided by Clearsight Optical.

This week long event was culminated on Thursday, November 16, at NCU’s Gymnatorium during general assembly where Dr Azzard Comrie from the Hargreaves Hospital encouraged everyone present to make healthier choices. An aerobics workout session brought the curtains down on Health Week 2017.

Written by Nikesha Hudson-Lowe Final Year Mass Communications Student

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