LIONS Club hosts health fair
St Catherine resident, and senior citizen Delores Hill seemed very pleased while she was being examined at the Victory Open Bible Church in St Catherine by Dr Camille Rainford from the University Hospital of the West Indies.
"I am very pleased to be here as I would have to travel to Spanish Town, where I would have to wait; but everything is right here and it is very convenient," Hill said.
Last Saturday, Hill was among scores of residents who turned up for the Liberty, Intelligent, Our Nation's Safety (Lions) Club of Portmore Health Fair.
"We are a service club, therefore we have to give back to the community. We are here today as it forms an integral part of our existence, and we Lions are pleased that more than 100 persons have benefited so far," said president Camille Buckham-Prince.
Buckham-Prince said that the Portmore chapter of the service club is celebrating 40 years and the health fair is one of the many activities slated.
The health fair saw residents benefiting from free blood sugar tests, general medical check-ups, dental checks, eye testing and pressure tests.
"We noticed that a number of children turned up to get their eyes tested. We are encouraged that we (Lions) continue to make worthy changes to the lives of many," a member, Patrick Porter, said.
There were also members of the Police Community Safety Division, the National Health Fund and the National Senior Citizen Council informing the residents on how they could benefit from their respective services.