BY NAOMI NESBITT, President, St. Petersburg Chapter-Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
ST. PETERSBURG — Top Ladies of the St. Petersburg Chapter sponsored its third annual Health Awareness event Feb. 9 at Pinellas Technical College. The day was designed to implement and bring health awareness to those in attendance, and to share the importance of “making it our mission” to assist with health education in the St. Petersburg community.
The primary goal of the event was to reach out to men, women and families within the community who are unaware of where to seek assistance for certain health and family issues. Lady Selma Robinson-Ayers extended guests a warm welcome.
Believing that knowledge is power, the panel of presenters shared information and performed life-saving demonstrations. A few of the presenters included Eddie Pearson, Domestic Violence-CASA, LaShante Keys, Hospice-Empath Caregiver Support and a CPR demonstration by St. Petersburg Division Chief of Fire Rescue Ian Womack.
Lady Alverdean Robinson presented information on sickle cell disease awareness, attorney Keisha Bell was on hand informing on family law, while Yolanda Gelin and Cathy Takdari spoke about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Blood pressure screenings were available and administered by Sha-na Carter, RN and nursing students from Pinellas Technical College.
Guests were encouraged to ask questions and presenters were eager to answer to ensure that the eventgoers gleaned a clear understanding of how to take better care of themselves and their loved ones through knowledge and prevention.
The event allowed guests to get a better understanding of the importance of eating healthy and maintaining a regular exercise program. The Ladies feel they can make a difference in the lives of others by sharing information and experiences in this type of setting.