BREAD OF LIFE AT THE HEALTH FESTIVAL LAST WEEK
- May 5, 2023
At the invitation of the organizers of the 28th Spring Health Festival, which was held in the Serbian Army House (May 25th), Bread of Life and Volunteer Service Center of Zvezdara, came and organized a joint stand where the work of the Bread of Life and Volunteer Service Center was presented. Both organizations distributed, to visitors, info material, and through conversation with representatives of our organizations, the visitors, could inform themselves about the activities that are implemented throughout the year. The visitors were most interested in educational and creative workshops for seniors - Computer School, Training on mobile phones, as well as a support program for families caring for a member suffering from some form of dementia.
As part of this event, a forum was held on the topic of "How we fight Alzheimer's disease", where Radmila Urošević, coordinator of the Zvezdar Volunteer Service Center, spoke on behalf of the support network for families with a demented member, presenting the "Support Program for Families of Dementia Patients" which has been implemented for almost seven years in partnership with the Volunteer Service Center, the association "Bread of Life", the association "Okrilje" and the organization "Destigma".
Urošević emphasized, that it is a package of assistance that we offer, to patients and caregivers, which includes individual assistance to caregivers, help through self-help groups, counseling, in the premises of the Volunteer Service Center and the "Bread of Life", as well as receiving assistance over the phone, talking with experts - psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and social workshop workers, also we provide assistance in other ways in the form of diapers for adults, hygiene products, etc.
Nataša Todorović, a psychologist from the Central Committee of Serbia and the president of the GD of Serbia, and Nada Sataric from the Serbian Association for Alzheimer's Disease took part in the event.
The Health Festival was officially opened by the Minister of Health, Professor Dr. Danica Grujičić, and visitors could check their health, listen to lectures on current topics in the field of medicine, and consult with eminent health experts without a health card or having to wait.
The expert team of the "Sveti Sava" Special Hospital for Cerebrovascular Diseases checked which of the citizens were at risk of having a stroke, and performed an ultrasound examination of the carotid artery on the spot.
Visitors could get information about healthy lifestyles from the expert of the Institute for Public Health of Serbia "Dr. Milan Jovanović Batut". Much entertainment also alternated on stage, it included exercise programs, performances by children's dance clubs, youth workshops and book promotions.