Phyllis Ketring, Publicity Coordinator
The 2021 Health Fair is on track for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be exhibitors and screeners at both the SaddleBrooke One and MountainView Clubhouses. Free shuttles will transport people between clubhouses. As in the past, fairgoers park at the MountainView parking lot and use the shuttle to visit exhibits at SaddleBrooke One.
Desert Life Pharmacy and Walgreens on First Ave. will provide immunizations, including flu, pneumonia, shingles, and more. COVID guidelines of the state, county, and SaddleBrooke community will be respected.
Many familiar exhibitors will participate. The University of Arizona pharmacy students provide free tests, including blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. You will find the pharmacy students to be knowledgeable, conscientious, and helpful. The Health Fair is pleased to welcome them back.
Scott N. Sheftel, M.D., FAAD, and his skillful team from Healthy Skin Dermatology will once again conduct free skin cancer screenings. This lifesaving service has often helped identify serious problems that require follow-up.
We expect about 50 exhibitors representing the selection of medical and health facilities available here in the area. It is an excellent time to learn more about medical providers, senior facilities, specific health issues, as well as Medicare and financial services.
The Health Fair is a volunteer-driven event. It takes more than 100 people willing to donate a little time to make the fair run smoothly. Contact Dave Mersy, volunteer coordinator, at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering. The 2021 Health Fair is open to both SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents.