Forum focuses on health

The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm hosts a health forum to deal with health concerns for young and middle-aged adults.

  • Apr. 16, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Nobody knows your body like you.

If it becomes apparent that something is not as it should be, don’t ignore it.

Do something.

This is the message that will be shared at a Health Information Forum to be hosted by the Rotary Club of Salmon from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Salmar Classic Theatre.

While all ages are welcome, this free forum will focus on health concerns for young and middle-aged adults.

An interactive health display will be available for viewing in the foyer of the theatre from 6 to 7 p.m.

This will be followed at 7 p.m. by three keynote speakers who each will speak about their area of specialty, followed by a question period.

Drs. Darren Lorenz, Scott McKee and Chris Main, will address the issues of high blood pressure and heart disease, diabetes, and cancers such as prostate, colon, breast, and testicular cancer and how to recognize the early symptoms that may lead to the detection of these diseases.

The presentations will be in easy-to-understand language with an emphasis on the importance of self-examination to both men and women, the importance of regular medical check-ups and the need to seek help immediately, particularly when there are concerns with breathing, colon, prostrate and testicular cancer and heart decease, because their early signs are often ignored.

Local dentists will be represented along with local pharmacists and will be able to answer questions within their field of expertise during the Interactive Health Display.

Other health-related displays will be featured and information packages will be distributed that will include printed material from the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes, the BC Lung Association and other health-related organization.

In 2001 Rotary presented a very successful “Men’s Health Night” in both Salmon Arm and Vernon. Although the evening was geared towards men, about an equal number of women attended as well.

 

Although the forum is free, Rotary will welcome a donation to help defray the costs of hosting the event.