The 14th annual East County Senior Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 17, at the Santee Trolley Square shopping center, 9850 Mission Gorge Road, in Santee. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.
The East County Senior Services 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 and video otoscope. Information will be available about senior housing, home care services, home safety, fall prevention, health education, advance directives, nutrition and volunteer opportunities. In addition, a pharmacist will be on hand to review medication lists for adverse drug interactions. Attendees can bring a list of their daily medications. Also, 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, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Santee Trolley Square. For event information, phone the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center at (619) 667-1322.
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