SaddleBrooke Heath Fair nears


The SaddleBrooke Health Fair is Saturday, October 13, 9:00 a.m.–noon, at the SaddleBrooke One clubhouse. Parking will be at MountainView with luxury coaches shuttling between MountainView and SaddleBrooke One. Shuttles run until 1:30 p.m. allowing time for lunch at the Road Runner. Parking for golf carts and cars with handicap stickers is at SaddleBrooke One.

Something Old, Something New

The planning committee aims every year to balance favorite, traditional exhibitors with new services.

When you approach the doors, you will see something old: the drop-off location for unused medications and old eyeglasses. Bring your old medications for proper disposal and used eyeglasses for donation. Only pills will be accepted; no containers, no liquids, no needles.

What to do with the containers? That will be handled by something new: the SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network will accept your old prescription containers. These containers will be given to the Pima Animal Care Center to send meds home with adopted pets. Remove the labels for privacy.

College of Pharmacy

Always popular, the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy does free screenings for blood sugar, A1C, cholesterol and hypertension. Pharmacy students are carefully selected for this event and work under the supervision of their professor.

Plastic Surgery

The Health Fair is pleased to welcome back Hess & Sandeen Plastic Surgery. Their expertise is well known in the Tucson area and you will be able to discuss your individual issues with these highly-skilled surgeons specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Free health screenings

Healthy Skin Dermatology, underwriter of the Health Fair, offers free skin cancer screenings.

Premier Hearing Center gives free hearing tests.

Oro Valley Audiology helps with hearing aid maintenance.

Banner-University of Arizona Ophthalmology will screen for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases.

Center for Venous Disease will do visual vein screening.

Golder Ranch Fire does free blood pressure screening.

Alzheimer’s Research will conduct free memory screening.

Ted Robu offers mini-massages.

The Lion’s Club will demonstrate vision screening.

Vital Moves gives balance tests.

W&W Physical Therapy conducts fall risk assessments.

BMI (Body Mass Index) tests conducted by Heart 4 Life.


Learn more about this persistent problem from Allergy Partners of Arizona. You will also be able to take official allergy tests at a reasonable price from Healthwaves.


Nancy Teeter can advise you on the right diet for your physical issues. Whether it’s macular degeneration, diabetes, heart, orthopedic or other, she can create a plan for you.

Immunizations include: Flu – standard, high dose, or quadrivalent; Pneumonia and pneumonia Prevnar 13® booster; Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster.

Always check with your physician to determine if a vaccine is right for you.

Healthwaves offers lab and allergy tests for a very reasonable price. No prescription necessary. Lab tests include complete blood count, prostate, hemoglobin, thyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, C-reactive protein and more. Allergy tests cover both inhalants and food. A complete list, including any fasting requirements, is posted at

Mini-Seminars at Tennis Pavilion

9:30 a.m.: Dr. Dardari, new SaddleBrooke specialist in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

10:15 a.m.: Katrina Kittel, Oro Valley Hospital pharmacist

11:00 a.m.: David Loendorf, Senior Village

The Health Fair provides a unique opportunity to meet with healthcare providers in many fields: allergy, assisted living, audiology, cardiology, chiropractic, dentistry, gynecology, massage therapy, neurology, neurosurgery, nutrition, orthopedics, pain management, physical fitness, physical therapy, rehabilitation, surgery, and vision. You will also find senior placement, hospice and in-home services at the fair. There will be financial, legal and insurance information available.

If you wish to volunteer, contact Dave Mersy at [email protected].