We are excited to present our upcoming “Get Healthy” event, to be held at Wentworthville Community Centre on the 24th of May 2015 from 1-3pm. The expo’s target audiences are middle aged and senior Tamils.
Through our extensive work at the grassroots level, we have noted prevalent health information gaps within our local Tamil Community due to little information available in Tamil. There are also many misconceptions stemming from cultural beliefs and practices that are obstacles to making healthy lifestyle changes
The AMAF Junior Branch's Health Expo endeavours to educate our community by providing accurate and user friendly information about the major diseases in our community that are contributing to disability and death. We will aim to provide as much information as possible in Tamil or basic English.
Our focus will be on cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.
We will have stations where members can have their blood pressure, BMI, waist circumference and random capillary blood glucose levels checked and recorded on a personal health card, which can be taken to their local GP for further discussion.
We want to go one step further and empower our community members to make enduring lifestyle changes to prevent disease. Our experienced allied health therapists will be providing invaluable information on how to set goals, and make dietary and exercises changes the healthy way.