Spring into Wellness at this fair
Healthy living is an issue for everyone — but, when you live with a developmental disability, it can sometimes be an issue difficult to address.
Things like remembering portion sizes or making sure your blood pressure is good can often get overlooked when every day brings with it challenges and hurdles most people don’t face.
The staff of the health services for community living department of the Interior Health Authority have taken that reality as a goal to address with Spring Into Wellness, a health fair designed for disabled adults.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 25, various health-care providers and other agencies will be at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St., to talk about issues such as blood pressure, dental health, disease prevention, healthy lifestyles, immunizations and hand hygiene, with each display or discussion geared to the population the staff work with most often.
Becky Rugolo, a nurse with the unit, said the fair is designed for adults living with disabilities, their families, their friends, their caregivers and other health-care professionals with whom they might interact.
It’s open to youth as well, Rugolo said, since they, too, will some day be adults living with developmental challenges.
The fair is being staged with the support of third-year nursing students at Thompson Rivers University and in partnership with the City of Kamloops.
It’s free and every visitor will receive a welcome package of information.