Holy Child and St Martin’s, Daly City, promoted wholeness at a recent health fair on Saturday, January 26, 2013 to officially open the church’s Health & Wellness Ministry to the public.
Various partnership health and non-profit organizations along with city and county support agencies participated in the Health Fair. These agencies included Seton Medical Center Seton Medical Center, Daly City; Clinic by the Bay, San Francisco; New Haven Health Care and Hospice Care Inc., Daly City; Rota Care of Daly City; Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP); Peninsula Clergy Network (PCN); Alliance for Community Empowerment (ALLICE); Philippine Association of University Women-USA; Saturday Afternoon Club of San Francisco; Doelger’s Senior Center, Daly City; San Mateo County Health Services Agency; Cities of Daly City, Pacifica and Colma; Episcopal Charities Action Network; Philippine Bayanihan Resource Center (PBRC) Daly City; Kaiser Permanente Filipino Nurses Association.
Physicians, nurses, nurses’ assistants, physical therapists and trainers, nutritionists and dieticians, and various other health care professionals volunteered their services for free. At least 120 individuals came for blood pressure and heart rate testing. Many more came for health education. A group of men participated in a prostate cancer forum facilitated by Dr. Jeffrey Gee of PNHP and Daly City Vice Mayor David J. Canepa.
Holy Child and St. Martin’s Health and Wellness Ministry seeks to provide volunteer services, support and education targeting the poor, and the uninsured resident of its surrounding community.
Health and wellness is a continuous process of self-enhancement, which depends upon balancing the many aspects of an individual’s life. Wellness is a way of life, a process, and an integration of body, mind, and spirit — a loving acceptance of self towards the whole person God created us to be. Free clinics are held Sundays, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Mondays, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.