The TREWO Second Annual Health Mela was held on March 26th, 2011 at the Pearson Centre.
Health Issues continue to be the top priority for all Canadians in every poll conducted year after year. Issues around the ageing population, access to health care, mental health issues, disease prevention and screening, crowded ERs and hospitals, lack of medical care and caregivers are common themes that emerge. TREWO is doing its bit to address many of these issues at their second annual Health Mela.
The Mela will feature outstanding speakers who will bring current information on heart disease, diabetes, drinking and driving, mental health issues among youth and women's health with specific attention to osteoporosis and bone health. Attendees can view cooking demos and participate in fun ways to exercise through dance, yoga and innovative movement. Several agencies will display their products to promote healthy lifestyles and children will be given special attention as young learners being introduced to healthy ways of living. TREWO has been working hard with a group of dedicated volunteers to ensure the highest quality of information is given out in creative and innovative ways.
One of TREWO's main objectives is to help communities at risk - seniors and youth being special areas of interest and concentration. To this end, we have developed a highly informative website (www.trewo.org) to provide the community with updated health information – articles, recipes, videos, links and tips for healthy living. We strongly believe in partnering with NGOs, foundations, public and private health companies in creating an important network for enhanced health education and promotion rather than re-inventing the wheel. One example of this is our outreach to overseas projects such as South India's ROOFS FOR THE ROOFLESS. We will soon expanding our mission to the most needy and vulnerable populations by working with several outstanding organizations.
Supporting our objective of educating Canadians on health issues, we are confident that the Mela's attendees will be empowered and motivated with new information which they can apply in practical and realistic ways to their daily lives. This is indeed a great learning opportunity to embrace the essentials of health. Through dialogue and other experiences, attendees will discover the many possibilities that exist for the human body, mind and spirit in achieving extraordinary levels of health and wellness. TREWO invites the community at large to join us in helping people lead healthier lifestyles, decrease morbidity and mortality from preventable illness, prevent addictions and accidents and motivate young people to become leaders and future role models in a healthy, peaceful and vibrant world.
Sudi Devanesen CM MD CCFPC M.Cl.Sc. FCFPC