On Saturday, 14th September, 2019, countries across the Region will celebrate Caribbean Wellness Day, 2019.
The annual event is geared at increasing awareness and promoting activities to address non-communicable diseases, which are recognized as a threat to one’s well-being and continue to severely impact the health, economy and development of Caribbean States and countries. For 2019, the focus is on improving the quality of life of the ageing population, with the slogan, 'Healthy Ageing Starts Now'.
This year, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, through the Health Promotion Unit, will host a symposium on Tuesday, 17th September, 2019, at the conference room for the Ministry of Health from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There will be five one-hour presentations by health professionals on the following topics at times specified times:
|Healthy ageing during pregnancy||9:00 a.m.|
|Healthy ageing for the children and infants||10:00 a.m.|
|Healthy ageing during the teenage years||11:00 a.m.|
|Healthy ageing during adulthood||1:00 p.m.|
|Healthy ageing for the elderly||2:00 p.m.|
Ageing starts at conception and not at retirement; therefore, all ages and sex are invited to participate in this activity at a very special and relaxing wellness environment that will be created just for you.
SOURCE: Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment