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“Good hygiene, proper nutrition, and abstaining from tobacco are critical to athletes maintaining good health,” said Dr. Asri Artika, Clinical Director of Puri Indah Hospital Jakartaduring the Special Olympics Indonesia Family Health Forum and Healthy Athlete Health Promotion on May 12 in South Jakarta, Indonesia.

More than 120 participants, including athletes and their families, came together in South Jakarta, Indonesia, for the educational forum and health screenings. Volunteers screened athletes for their general health and taught participants  about nutrition, safety, bone health, and tobacco abstinence.

Mr. Yudisthira, a Lions Club Indonesia member spoke about the Lions Club’s longtime global cooperation with Special Olympics, which was demonstrated by volunteers from Lions Club Indonesia District 307-B who leant their support by providing and distributing goody bags to participants.

Dr. Fawzia Aswin Hadis, a specialist in psychology for children with special needs from Indonesia University, addressed attendees about the psychological and health aspects of intellectually disabled children. And, local Athlete Leadership Program (ALP) coordinator Anastasia Retno treated attendees to a storytelling session and video presentation on Special Olympics Indonesia’s activitiees.

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