20th Anniversary of SaddleBrooke Health Fair

Volunteers welcome fair goers. There is still time to sign up.

Volunteers welcome fair goers. There is still time to sign up.

Phyllis Ketring

Volunteers are the key to the ongoing success of the SaddleBrooke Health Fair. There is still time to sign up. Email Sally Sample at [email protected] Shifts are 90 minutes of fun. The Health Fair celebrates its twentieth anniversary on Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy returns this year by popular demand to offer free screenings for diabetes, cholesterol and hypertension. They will also do medication reviews and breathing assessments. These pharmaceutical students gain important real-world experience and are dedicated to accurate testing under the supervision of their professor.

The following immunizations and vaccines will be offered:

Flu – standard, high dose or quadrivalent

Pneumonia and pneumonia Prevnar 13® booster

Shingles vaccine

Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster

You will need an appointment for the shingles vaccine and the Tdap booster. Call Walgreens at 520-825-7747; ask for Stephanie or Rob. Check with your physician to learn if a vaccine is appropriate for you.

In addition to flu and pneumonia shots, HealthWaves offers lab and allergy tests for a reasonable price. Lab tests include complete blood count, prostate, hemoglobin, thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, C-reactive protein and more. Tests are available for inhalant and food allergies. A complete list will be emailed to residents and is posted at www.sbseniors.org.

The popular mini-lectures will be at the Tennis Pavilion. Shuttles stop near the Pavilion on their regular rounds, and doctors will be available in the clubhouse after their presentations.

9:30 a.m. Dr. Scott Sheftel on Detecting Skin Cancer

10:15 a.m. Dr. William Fishkind on Aging Eyes and Current Treatment Techniques

11:00 a.m. Dr. Hoang Thai, Breakthroughs in Cardiac Care

More screeners will be on hand for this twentieth anniversary year. They do free tests in several areas including:

Skin cancer screenings

Hearing tests

Testing for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye disease

Oral cancer screening

Blood pressure screening

Dexa Scan assessments for osteoporosis

Balance tests

Fall Risk Assessments

There will be many new attendees with interesting services and medical advances. Fran the Gopher brings information on her transportation service.

Rejuv Medical Southwest specializes in a new field called regenerative medicine that combines technology with your body’s innate healing capacity. Learn about orthopedic stem cell treatments, prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP).

The Pain Institute of Southern Arizona can discuss the latest methods of chronic pain management including radial frequency ablation.

You will find information on diabetes, nutrition, cardiology, neurology, oncology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, gynecology, Alzheimer’s, senior services and more. Watch sbseniors.org for the latest information and details on the Health  Fair.