Adventist Church in Cambridge hosts NHF’s Community Health Fair for Senior Citizens

  •   France Chambers, Communication Director
  •  Friday, September 21, 2018

Over 100 senior members of the Cambridge community and adjoining districts were beneficiaries of the National Health Fund (NHF) Community Health Day, that was hosted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Cambridge on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, on the church grounds.

 

The seniors were afforded the opportunity to have numerous free health checks done by the team on location.

 

Pastor Maurice McGhie of the Cambridge Church expressed delight for the impact that the day’s activities had on the community members.

 

“It is our second time, in two years, that we have hosted such an event” Pastor McGhie noted “We are very grateful for them (the NHF) coming to us with this programme. Our senior citizens really benefited from the offerings. The community of Cambridge and other adjoining districts, such as Retrieve, Catadupa and Bickersteth were greatly impacted. It was a great community health fair” he ended.

 

According to Marsha Sellers, Health Promotion Coordinator of the National Health Fund, this initiative is “For them (the senior citizens) to know their medical status and to seek further treatment.”

 

A number of the attendees expressed their appreciation for the presence of the team at the Church and were grateful that they were able to have their health status checked in such a thorough way.

 

Patrons were also empowered with vital information about their health and the benefits accessible through the NHF; this through health presentations from the medical team on location.

 

Those who were 60 years and older were able to sign up for the Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme (JADEP).

 

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