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.
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