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17th annual Hanover Health Fair set for next week

BY ANTHONY LEWIS
Observer West writer

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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HOPEWELL, Hanover - The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Hopewell chapter and Hanover Charities in association with a Caribbean Health Outreach Inc Medical team from Los Angeles, California will host its 17th Annual Hanover Health Fair across nine locations in the parish next week.

Hundreds of individuals from across the parish are expected to benefit from dental and medical clinics between Monday, May 27 and Friday, May 31. The fair is being held under the theme: “What's Trending — Your Health.”

According to the organisers, the initiative aims to support health and wellness in the parish, primarily among the undeserved, vulnerable, and special-needs population in these communities.

Hanover Health Fair project chair, Shaniek Parker, noted that, “good health is the truest wealth.”

President of JCI Hopewell, Jodia Salmon, pointed to the value of the free fair.

"Health care can be very expensive. Therefore, the Hanover Health Fair is an effective initiative as it provides members of various communities in Hanover with preventative medicine and medical screening for free. The communities look forward to welcome the team annually….because after they have seen the doctors for free they also get to fill the prescriptions for free,” Salmon noted.

On Monday, May 27, the group will stage an opening ceremony at the Pell River United Church followed by clinics at the church and the Green Island High.

Other clinic locations are Dias Clinic and Hopewell High School on Tuesday May 28; Cascade Health Centre and Merlene Ottey High on Wednesday May 29, Ramble Health Centre and Knockalva Polytechnic College on Thursday, May 30 and Round Hill Hotel on Friday, May 31.

Clinics are expected to start at 7:30 am at each location.

A closing ceremony is scheduled to be held at the newly constructed Hopewell Community and Sports Complex on Friday, May 31.


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