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From left: Anne Mincey, daughter Krystal and dog Zoey talk with a North Bay Representative at Grace Episcopal Church Wellness and Health Fair in Fairfield, Saturday. (Susan Hiland/Daily Republic)

Solano County

3rd annual Grace Episcopal Church Health and Wellness Fair held

By From page A5 | March 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A small gathering attended the 3rd Annual Grace Episcopal Church Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday.

Ronald Cupid, Outreach Committee Coordinator for the church, was surprised to see an early attendee waiting at the churches gates at 9:30 a.m.

“This is the first time that has happened, but it is a good thing,” he said. “Every year we have more and more people. The first year . . . it was empty, but over time we get more people.”

Cupid felt it was important to bring services out to the community from the county, to help bring awareness to the variety of assistance that is available to people.

“It doesn’t matter the denomination, this is here for everyone. Even if they are not members of our church, they are welcome to come and participate,” he said.

The recreation room was filled with booths from the health community in Solano County. They included: Heather House, SafeQuest Solano, Solano Family and Children Services, Legal Services of Northern California Health, Fairfield VIPS (Children’s Fingerprinting), Fairfield Post-Acute Rehab, National Alliance for Mental Illness, The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County, North Bay Health Care and Solano Public Health.

Solano Public Health and Human Services offered free flu shots for those who might still want to get one.

“Flu season is over, but shots are still available. This will probably be one of the last flu clinics for the season,” said Cynthia Coutee, R.N., of Health and Human Services.

The Food Bank provided fruits like pears, apples and oranges for free, as well as onions and potatoes.

“We offer a wide variety of assistance for people who need it,” said Food Bank Ambassador Shalon Maral.

NorthBay Healthcare offered free blood pressure readings and passed out fliers on the various services they provide for the community.

The church plans to hold this event again next year, and are also planning events throughout the coming months to help the community.

Reach Susan Hiland at 427-6981 or [email protected]

Susan Hiland

Susan Hiland

Susan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon with a B.A. in Communications. She has eight years experience working for newspapers in Nebraska.

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