BAPS Charities hosted over 325 participants at its 14th annual Health Fair on September 24, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This year’s Health Fair aimed to expand on practical preventative care and healthy lifestyle information for community members of all ages. Over 50 health care professionals volunteered for the event to provide consultations and a variety of services and screening tests.
Number of patients seen by specialty:Internal Medicine/Family practice (100); Ophthalmology/Optometry (145); Podiatry (105); Dentistry (170); Physical Therapy (Physiotherapy) (60), Health Eating Nutrition & Package Labeling (170); Homeopathy (75); Yoga & Pranayama (50); Prostate Cancer (75); Diabetes (110); Prescription Medication Consultation (40); Children’s Health & Improved Awareness (54); Mindful Medicine (50)
Number of Screening Tests: Blood pressure (190); Obesity (190); Diabetic/glucose screening (190); Dental exam (170); Eye exam (135); Bone density screening/DEXA (102), Audiometry- Hearing Screening (35), Blood Type Classification (200)
Health Workshops: Canadian Diabetes Association: 1) Correlation between Stroke and Diabetes Mellitus. 2) Changing South Asian food habits to help prevent/reduce strokes and hypertension
Organizations: William Osler Health Services, Canadian Blood Services, Canadian Diabetes Association, The Hospital for Sick Children, Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Opinions: “BAPS Charities has always taken a very wholesome approach. Part of being healthy is having healthy families. This event has grown over the years and I am happy to be here to kick-off the Health Fair. Let’s stay healthy.” – Councillor Vincent Crisanti, Ward 1 – Etobicoke North