Free Oakland Health and Wellness Fair

Eric Flowers, CEO of Ramsell.

East Bay residents will have the opportunity to access over 50 health and wellness providers offering free services at the fifth annual Health and Wellness Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 15 at Oakland’s Eastmont Town Center. Families, children and seniors can take advantage of the health and medical screenings, which include dental, vision, blood pressure, HIV/AIDS testing, child immunizations, senior health, smoking cessation and asthma. This free-to-the-public Health and Wellness Fair focuses on underserved and underinsured populations and is the result of a community partnership between Oakland-based Ramsell Corporation and its subsidiary, The Apothecary, the Alameda County Public Health Department, Assemblymember Sandré R. Swanson and the Center for Elders’ Independence. “The Apothecary is a community pharmacy inside of Eastmont and has been in business for almost 50 years,” said Eric Flowers, CEO of Ramsell.  “We have held four health fairs in the past. This year, we wanted to attract a far larger audience to take advantage of all the free health services, but to do so we needed to find partners.” “This unique partnership is a perfect example of what can happen when concerned community-focused organizations see a common goal,” said Assemblymember Swanson. “Combining the abilities of these diverse for-profit, nonprofit and governmental organizations means that far more Oakland and East Bay residents will benefit from the services provided at the Health Fair. This innovative partnership stands as a promising model for others to follow,” he said. In addition to the presenting partners, the Health Fair is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, One Pacific Coast Bank, KTVU 2, KBLX, and Bay Area News Group. The Eastmont Town Center is located at 7200 Bancroft Ave. For more information on the Health and Wellness Fair, call: (510) 286-1670.
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