GSDM Volunteers Assist People with Disabilities
On the sunny and crisp fall day of September 24, 2013, volunteers representing the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) participated in the Bay Cove Human Services annual wellness fair at the Gill Wellness Center in Jamaica Plain.
Bay Cove Human Services is a private, non-profit corporation that provides a wide range of services to individuals and their families with developmental disabilities, aging, mental illness, and drug and alcohol addiction. The organization holds the wellness fair to improve health awareness through education and prevention.
Some of the offerings to attendees of the fair were health screenings, blood pressure and glucose checks, and information on community-based health services. Attendees were treated to music and food and also participated in wellness activities, such as yoga.
Led by Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri, the GSDM volunteers offered oral health care education, screenings, and referrals to the fairgoers. The volunteers were Clinical Instructor of Health Policy & Health Services Research Martin Ugarte-Chavez, Peter Meaney DMD 14, and pre-dental students Rohit Gupte, Albert Song, and Arina Sorokina (GMS).