Smeralda Holding – the company belonging to the Qatar Holding Group and owner of the most important tourist assets on the Costa Smeralda – has always been attentive of the well-being and quality of life for the community in which it operates, promoting initiatives with the aim of contributing to the social growth and sustainable development of the community. After having launched, last December, the new edition of language, tennis and golf courses for children and adults, the programme “Smeralda Holding for the community” has been further extended with a new project aimed at informing and raising awareness among citizens over a theme of fundamental importance for health.
“Free prevention weeks” have been programmed from 17 January to 19 February, offering residents of Arzachena and Olbia the opportunity to have free check-ups in order to prevent the emergence of illnesses or identify possible risk factors, enabling behaviour and lifestyle to be duly modified.
For a period of five weeks, from Monday to Saturday – by booking from 12 January 2022 – the check-ups will take place at the consulting rooms of the Costa Smeralda Consortium Health Services in Porto Cervo. The check-ups will be focusing on the prevention of breast tumours, strokes, melanomas, cardiovascular problems and hypertension, diabetes, obesity and prostate cancer.
Scientific reports have now demonstrated that suitable prevention can reduce the emergence of illnesses and the death rate, and therefore early diagnosis is equally important. There are illnesses and some forms of tumour that can be partially prevented, and studies have confirmed that almost 80% of cardiovascular illnesses and strokes can be avoided if people are prepared to change their lifestyle over time.
“Smeralda Holding aims to make a contribution both in terms of raising awareness of this type of periodic check-up and in providing tangible support – said Mario Ferraro, the CEO of Smeralda Holding -. The pandemic has made us much more aware of the theme of health and well-being, and consequentially there is increased attention to those forms of behaviour and lifestyle that can have a significant social, economic and environmental effect. This is why we are proud to be able to help our community by supporting the cost of these check-ups, which can often weigh heavily on a family’s finances”.
For information and bookings, contact the Costa Smeralda Consortium Health Service Secretary in Porto Cervo from 12 January 2022:
Telephone: +39 0789 94577
The check-ups are exclusively for residents in Arzachena and Olbia, and the limited number of places will be assigned on a first- come, first-served basis.