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VENTURA COUNTY ROUNDUP | Ojai

Free Health Fair Scheduled Sept. 20

September 02, 2000|GAIL DAVIS

Information on a range of health topics will be available at the Extended Vitality Health Fair Sept. 20 at Help of Ojai.

About 40 health care providers are scheduled to participate in the sixth annual event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and sponsored by Help, Ojai Valley Community Hospital and the Gables retirement community.

The free event is oriented toward seniors' health care concerns, but blood pressure testing, diabetes screenings and other services that will be available can benefit all ages, said Jessica Hill, one of the event organizers.

Speakers will include a dietitian, an expert on Alzheimer's disease and an occupational therapist. Organizations scheduled to attend include the National Parkinson Foundation, P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) and Senior to Senior, a peer counseling group.

Doctors from Ojai Valley Community Hospital will be on hand all day, as will physical therapists, chiropractors and other health professionals.

Residents from across the county have been invited to the event, to be held at 111 W. Santa Ana St. Transportation is available for seniors who live in the Ojai Valley. For more information, call 646-0144.

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