This month marks six years since the establishment of the Biabou Senior citizens Fitness Group.
On the 15th of September, 2007, CARICOM Leaders signed a groundbreaking Port of Spain Declaration aimed at uniting to stop the epidemic of Chronic Non Communicable Diseases. Of the many commitments by the Heads of Governments they pledged to promote policies and activities aimed at increasing physical activity in the entire population. Out of this declaration, the Biabou Senior Citizen Fitness Group was established on the 26th of February, 2008. To celebrate the occasion, the group will host a week of activities from the Sunday, 19th, February, to Saturday the 25th, 2017.
The week began on Sunday, 19th, with a church service at the Biabou Church of Christ. On Monday members of the group will visit the shut-in members. On Tuesday there will be a community discussion on Alzeheimers at the Biabou Learning Resource Center, facilitated by Dr Amrie Morris Patterson. On Wednesday, members will be pampered by Ms La Toya Norville who will treat the senior citizens to special manicure and pedicure. The activities will climax with a special luncheon on Thursday 23rd. The group, which is over fifty members strong, is coordinated by the Health Promotion Unit in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
SOURCE: Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment