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The annual Well Man Clinic is set to take place from 6-8 p.m. in the community room at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool Nov. 1.
The annual Well Man Clinic is set to take place from 6-8 p.m. in the community room at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool Nov. 1.

Annual Well Man Clinic planned for Liverpool Nov. 1

Queens County men can get health and wellness information from various healthcare providers around the South Shore all in one place next month.

The annual Well Man Clinic is scheduled to take place from 6-8 p.m. at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool Nov. 1.

Before now, the event has always taken place at the Anglican church hall. This year, it moves to the community room at Queens Place. Rick Gilbert, one of the organizers, is hoping the change in venue might bring more people out.

Each year, approximately 45 to 50 men attend, and Gilbert is hoping for more attendants this year.

The Well Man Clinic, which has been taking place for about 15 years, began as a Queens Community Health Board initiative, said Gilbert.

said Doug Winters was a key person in starting the event. Winters and Gilbert are two of five men on the organizing committee, along with Peter Davies, Alex Doggett and Bill Smyth.

The first hour of the Well Man Clinic is informal, he explained. Information booths and display tables will be set up, and people can walk around and ask questions.

“We have various health-care providers from the community and from the South Shore provide that health fair,” said Gilbert.

Reynolds PharmaChoice will provide blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol testing. There will be a foot clinic, and Gilbert said the committee hopes to have a hearing clinic. Information about cancer, nutrition and mental health, among other things, will also be available. In addition to Queens Place and Queens Community Health Board booths, there will be information about heart and stroke and multiple sclerosis.

second hour involves three or four 10- to 15-minute presentations about various healthcare topics. Past presentations have included dental health, Lyme disease, skin cancer, diabetes and heart disease, said Gilbert.

“The doctors’ side is organized by Dr. Tim Woodford,” said Gilbert. “He’s again the spark plug on that side. He and Doug (Winters) have worked together on this right from the start.”

Gilbert said the presentation portion of the evening generates a good response and lively discussions.

Men of all ages are welcome to attend the free drop-in clinic.

For more information, contact Doug Winters at 902-354-5355 or Rick Gilbert at 902-354-3334 or richardgilbert@bellaliant.net.

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