Health and Community Resource Fair planned for Temecula

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Temecula Valley Hospital lab assistant Rafael Victorio, left, provides a free health screening for John Martinez during the Health and Community Resource Fair hosted by the city of Temecula and the Temecula Valley Hospital, Sept. 29. Shane Gibson photo

Temecula’s ninth annual Health and Community Resource Fair Saturday, Sept. 28, promises an opportunity for members of the community to get the latest information about their own health with health screenings, resources in the community, emergency preparedness and public safety awareness.

The event, from 9 a.m. to noon inside the Temecula Civic Center and outside at Town Square, will also feature a Nonprofit Expo. The entire event is spearheaded by the Temecula Community Services Commission.

“It’s important that the city helps to connect and engage all members of the community with health and wellness education, prevention, information and resources,” Yvette Martinez, community services manager for Temecula, said.

Martinez said there will be something for everyone and people of all ages and backgrounds should attend the free event.

New this year is information on the Hike Bike Trail Temecula, a protected bike line demonstration, “Ask the Doctor” booth, hands-only CPR demonstrations, and increased resources giving information safety, active shooters and DUI prevention.

There will be prize giveaways.

“I am proud that the city of Temecula is having its 9th annual Health and Community Resource Fair which has continued to offer several resources and services that are available for all walks of life,” Mayor Mike Naggar said in a press release. “These are resources that are critical for our community and I hope everyone in the region will take advantage of the opportunity to attend.”

There will also be special performances throughout the morning, a new children’s zone with free activities and new screenings and assessments.

The free preventative health assessments and screenings include ultrasound vein screening, nutrition for diabetes, blood pressure checks, glucose tests, grip strength tests, spinal scans, dental screenings, stroke screenings, balance assessments, visual acuity screenings, fall risk assessments, skin test screenings, peripheral arterial disease screenings, lipid panels, oral cancer screenings, BMIs, Spirometry/lung capacity screenings, bone density screenings, speech evaluations and more.

Martinez said people should attend “to obtain information on new medical devices, free health screenings and assessments, take the opportunity to ask the doctor at the Temecula Valley Hospital booth, to enjoy free kids activities, giveaways, entertainment and more.”

There will also be information about available resources for children and families with special needs.

The event will take place at 41000 Main Street in Temecula. For more information, contact the Temecula Community Services Department at (951) 694-6464.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at jpack@reedermedia.com.