Free senior health fair in Santee on Friday, April 24

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.

The 16th annual East County Senior Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Santee Trolley Square shopping center, near the amphitheater and food court, 9850 Mission Gorge Road, in Santee. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.

The East County Senior Service Providers, a coalition of community organizations and agencies serving seniors in the East County, said the health fair will feature more than 60 exhibit booths, along with free health screenings for stroke, blood pressure, blood glucose/diabetes, depression, balance and video otoscope.

Information will be available about senior housing, home care services, home safety, fall prevention, health education, advance directives, nutrition services, relaxation techniques, caregiving services, educational programs and volunteer opportunities.

Attendees can bring a list of their daily medications and officials with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will collect and dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications as part of a prescription drug take back effort aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.

Sponsors include the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, along with Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Santee Trolley Square and the City of La Mesa. For event information, phone the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center at (619) 667-1322.