First Women's Health and Wellness Symposium

By Geoff Lee

March 10, 2016 4:00 AM

There are two blessings many people waste, which is healthcare and free time.
That’s a saying of the prophet Mohammed that won’t go to waste for women who attend the first annual Women’s Health and Wellness Symposium.
The ladies only event will take place this Sunday at Lakeland College from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. in room 2038, the Servus Credit Union Lecture Theatre with free admission.
The project is the brainchild of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Women’s Auxiliary to educate women about health related issues.
“We just thought there was a need for it,” said Mubarika Ahmed, the organization’s outreach secretary.
“Many communities don’t realize how important health is and how easy it is to maintain it.
“We just want to spread the knowledge.”
About 80 to 100 women are expected to turn up with four topics and speakers on the agenda.
Diane Ng from Canadian Cancer Society will speak about Breast Cancer Awareness while Sherri Huschfoot from Midwest Family Connections will deliver a talk on the Importance of Early School Years.
You and Your Eye Health is the subject of a presentation by Shelly Kivimaa from Wal-Mart Vision Centre while Heart Disease is the topic for Sana Ahmed from the Lloydminster Hospital.
There will be booths that guests can visit to get more information on exercise, health calculators, homeopathy, healthy eating habits, super foods and kitchen pharmacy.
“There’s lot of areas that we are covering,” said Ahmed.
Ahmed said the local Ahmadiyya community has been involved in a number of community initiatives aside from religious activities.
“This is one of the community events based on health,” she said.

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