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Arima’s CARE Ministry hosts 12-week health conference on NCDs

“I call on all citizens to work together to promote and adopt healthy lifestyles, we can significantly reduce the occurrence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke and save lives.”

That was the challenge of Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, when he launched the ‘TT Moves’ national health and wellness initiative on the occasion of World Health Day 2019.

The Santa Rosa CARE Ministry is currently hosting a conference ‘Chronic Diseases (NCDs) – Prevention, Slow down, Reversal’,  a 12-week, in-person workshop being conducted by Dr Rachael E Williams, research scientist and educator. It is being held at the El Patio Parish Hall of the Santa Rosa RC Church, 11 Woodford Street, Arima. The conference began Thursday, June 15. Each session runs from 10–11.30 a.m.

Topics include: NCDs Risk Factors – physical and mental, Inflammation in the body, Food choices, Healthy eating, Gut health, Mental health, Exercise and more.

Registration continues at the Santa Rosa RC Parish Office, (868) 231-1819. Total cost: $250. Santa Rosa Parish Office hours are 9 a.m. – noon and 1–5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 9 a.m. – noon on Saturdays.

Santa Rosa CARE Ministry is open to persons 50 years and over and has been in existence since November 2013.  The acronym CARE means: Compassionate, Active, Relevant, Evergreen.

The group assists the Santa Rosa RC parish to care for other elderly members of the community, some of whom are shut-ins.  They also run a Homework Centre mainly for Standards 1 to 3 pupils of nearby primary schools.

— Santa Rosa CARE Ministry