Health and Wellness Fair and Annual Book Fair Coming
By Brent Davis
Saturday, October 15, 2022, will be the ninth annual Health and Wellness Fair of the American University of Health Sciences Foundation. Concurrently, the Foundation will also be putting on a Book Fair for children, 4-11.
Among the services that will be provided at the Health and Wellness Fair are free diabetes and cholesterol screenings by Dignity Health/St. Mary’s Medical Center mobile clinic staff; free hypertension screening by American University of Health Sciences nursing students; free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations (adult and pediatric) and COVID-19 home test kits by Walgreens; medication reviews by our own School of Pharmacy; free dental screenings by the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures initiative; and free groceries provided by the Foundation. The groceries come from Superior Grocers and are limited to households with vouchers. Tessie Cleveland Community Services Corp. will bring their game van to promote mental health awareness and representatives of community and service organizations will be distributing additional health resources.
The Book Fair is sponsored by the Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation and the Suss Family Charitable Foundation with additional books provided by the AUHS Foundation. Book ownership contributes greatly to improved literacy.1