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Russia | Svetlana Savina, member of the Abraham Mission project team

A Health Exhibition for People with Disabilities was held in Samara, Russia, on October 14th at the regional branch of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf. 

Health exhibitions are one of the most popular public services of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Educational institutions, enterprises, various city institutions, houses of culture, parks, embankments, and even administrative buildings become the platforms for their holding. But, perhaps, for the first time on the territory of the Volga Association, the Health Exhibition was held on the campus of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf, a public organization of disabled people.

The regional branch of "All-Russian Society of the Deaf", a public organization, is located at the recreation center, "Avtora". More than 65 people with hearing impairments came through the Health Exhibition with the help of a sign language interpreter and learned their biological age, received recommendations on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and saw how easy and simple it is to make almond milk at home.

“I liked the Exhibition very much, especially the lecture on health. These tips are familiar to everyone from childhood, but often in everyday life we ​​forget about them and do not apply them in our lives. I would like to thank the guys for their initiative,” said a visitor of the health exhibition.

The event was held by volunteers of the Foundation for a Healthy Lifestyle and the youth team of the Abraham Mission project. The guys shared their plans: “We don't want this to be a one-time action. I would like to hold [more events like this] more often. " And the next step on this path will be the opening of the Health Club, as well as teaching Nordic walking.

Sign language interpreter Svetlana shares: “We are glad that the team of volunteers plans to open the Health Club on an ongoing basis. This is very much needed by the people of our community. We will be glad to cooperate. "

The whole event was held in a lively and friendly atmosphere. “As a volunteer for the program, I noticed a lively response in the eyes of the visitors. I am very glad that people [want to] take care of their health, ”says Lilia.

At the exit, each participant of the Exhibition received pamphlets about health, reminders on how to lower blood cholesterol levels, and gift certificates for purchases in the Auchan store.

Thank God that He opens up opportunities for serving this special section of the population of the city of Samara.

This article was originally published on the Euro-Asia Division’s news site