MEN'S HEALTH DAY
PLANNED FOR YORK

A day focusing on men’s health will be held in York next month.

Men can book an appointment for a series of checks and advice involving weight and waist measurements, skin, eye and hearing, drugs and alcohol, back care, nutrition and coping with stress.

Spokesman for the organizers, Kevin Binning said the event would be held on March 14 at the McLaughlan Centre at York district hospital.

“As you can see, the areas covered are broad ranging and target those in their thirties, but all ages are welcome,” he said.

The event would be run mainly by volunteers from York Apex and hospital staff with professional help from the Lions Eye Van, hearing van, a dietician and a mental health counsellor.

Businesses were being approached for sponsorship by way of incentive prizes that would return directly to members of the community. Prizes would be for those who encouraged partners or employees to participate, Kevin said.

The day would be run in a relaxed environment for all involved. It would wind up with football on a wide screen TV, beef on a bun, tea and coffee and  a place to relax and chat, he said.

A similar very successful event was held in 2006 and another would be held in August if there was enough demand, Kevin said.

TOP: Some of those involved in the Men’s Health Day in 2006.

ABOVE: A participant in a previous Men’s Health Day.