Kroc Center Health Fair

Gheorge Dadia, 9, speaks about his winning poster in the Kaiser Being Healthy Art Contest during Saturday's first annual health fair at the Kroc Center. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)

Suisun City

Kroc Center hosts 1st health fair

By From page A3 | January 27, 2013

SUISUN CITY — The Kroc Center opened its doors Saturday for its first health fair, welcoming in several health providers, nutrition experts, mental health experts and more.

Dozens of visitors enjoyed many of the free activities and products offered.

Solano County Public Health offered free flu shots, the combination tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccination, and pneumonia shots. Health providers including Kaiser Permanente and NorthBay Healthcare informed visitors on various health issues such as Body Mass Index and how to tell if a person is having a stroke.

Nonmembers had a chance to test out some fitness and swimming classes for the day.

The Kroc Center also unveiled its newest service: A community produce program that offers free produce, provided by the Solano Food Bank twice a month, to people in need.

Everyone had a chance Saturday to grab some oranges, celery and yams for free.

Diane McCrall took advantage of many of the free activities, though she enjoyed the free produce and flu shot the most.

“Vegetables are expensive,” she said. “This helps a little.”

Salvation Army Capt. Jonathan Harvey and his wife Vicky said hosting a health fair at the Kroc Center really helps promote what they are all about: the health and wellness of the community.

“We’re showing the community to be well in themselves, physical and mental health,” Vicky Harvey said.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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  • Buffy LincolnJanuary 28, 2013 - 2:19 pm

    Hello. I'm writing to request authority to reprint your story noted above, "Kroc Center hosts 1st health fair." I'm the associate editor of New Frontier, The Salvation Army's news publication for the Western Territory. This story is written about a facility in our district. We are a non-profit organization and subscriptions to our paper are free, just for the asking. Our newspapers are mailed around the world, mostly to retired Army officers and other Army territories and personnel. We're also interested in the photo with your story. The photographer's name is Conner Jay. Please let me know. I'm looking at a deadline of Jan. 28.

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