Allen Temple Deacon Harold Goodman, who is a partner in the Horizon/ACE Home Health and Hospice, Inc., is the lead coordinator of the 40th Annual Health Fair scheduled for August 12. Photo by Sue Taylor.
The annual Health Fair at Allen Temple Baptist Church will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 8501 International Boulevard in Oakland. The fair is free and open to everyone.
Partnering with Horizon Clinical Services, parent company of ACE Home Health and Hospice, Inc., AC Transit and Kaiser Permanente, Allen Temple has chosen the theme, “Building Beloved Community” for this 40th Annual Health Fair.
Allen Temple Deacon Harold Goodman, also a partner of Horizon/ACE, Inc., says “we want to build beloved community by engaging and advocating for the healthcare of our neighbors.”
Horizon/ACE is committed to assisting Bay Area families coordinate a wide range of home health services, and Deacon Goodman’s commitment to this mission, and as lead coordinator of the Fair, means welcoming people of all ages to a wealth of free services and activities.
Health screenings, including blood pressure, mammograms, cholesterol, dental, diabetes, vision, hearing, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, podiatry/foot, and back-to-school physicals will be available.
Information seminars on health and legal matters, managing stress, along with fingerprint ID kits for kids, and a backpack and school supply giveaway are part of the day.
Food and fun are also part of the Health Fair with horseback rides, games for youth, a clothing giveaway, haircuts, with raffles and music creating a festive atmosphere for everyone.
A Red Cross blood drive and Job Fair are part of the day, with employers such as AC Transit, Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Postal Service, and Waste Management. Bring your resume and be prepared to fill out job applications at the Fair.
For no-cost mammograms: Call 800-341-6822 to schedule. If you have Medicare or MediCal, bring your health card. On site enrollment for Every Woman Counts (EWC) will be available.
For child safety fingerprinting: Bring ID for your child.
For backpacks and school supplies: Children K-12 must be present, and complete a health screening to receive a backpack. No exceptions.
Donations (clothing, school supplies) may be dropped off at Allen Temple Family Life Center, and at the Fair on Saturday, August 12, 7AM-1PM.