East County Chamber hosts Health Fair Saturday on June 18th at Grossmont Center in La Mesa

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

Photo of old male and nurse taking blood pressure

Photo of old male and nurse taking blood pressure

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will present “Health Fair Saturday,” one of the largest annual free health fairs in San Diego’s East County region, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, near the movie theaters at the Grossmont Center mall, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa.

Chamber officials expect about 25 exhibit booths will feature health screenings for stroke, cholesterol, body mass index and blood pressure, as well as the latest information on health-related techniques and products from for-profit and non-profit organizations. Additional information will be available on senior housing, home care services, hospice care, home safety, fitness, health insurance, nutrition and medical supplies, as well as Alzheimer’s disease and eye surgery. On a stage at the event will be interactive demonstrations. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will provide electric-powered automobiles for test driving.

“This event has proven to be highly successful on several levels, not the least of which is catching potentially serious medical conditions before they become life-threatening,” said Leah McIvor, 2016 board of directors chair, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. “In past years, healthcare professionals have identified several individuals with warning signs for serious conditions. We strive to make this an educational, accessible and beneficial event, and it may save a life.”

Event sponsors include the Grossmont Healthcare District, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Grossmont Center, California Coast Credit Union and SDG&E. 

For more information and an exhibitor application, contact Rosemary Reed, event director, at the East County Chamber at (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org. Exhibit booth space is available to any health-related for-profit business or non-profit organization. Cost for exhibit space starts at $100.