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Lake Chapala Health Fair

LCS HEALTH CARE FAIR

This is wonderful opportunity to get checked out before the Winter season and onset of snow birds. Take advantage of this Health Fair!

The Lake Chapala Society is located in downtow Ajijic on 16 de Septiembre # 16A.

Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 October 2011, 10-1 PM

* Sign-up @ LCS Office, Lake Pharmacy, 293 Medical Center ** NOTE: Diabetes & Lipid Profile tests take place only from 10-12. If both tests are desired, they must be done on separate days due to testing criteria. $ Charge: Tests & Price lists at sign-up locations & test sites during fair. Pay on the day service received.

11 OCTOBER TUESDAY

*/** $ 10-12: CARE Lab: Various Cancer Screening, HbA1c Lipid Profile (12 Hour Fast) – Gazebo ** 10-12: Diabetic Testing -High carbohydrate breakfast TWO HOURS BEFORE (Pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, granola, fruit, juice) – Gazebo * $ 10-1: Shots: Pneumonia, Tetanus & Flu – Gazebo 10-1: Blood Pressure – Talking Book Room 10-1: Eye Pressure Testing – Clinic 10-1: Vendors – Neil James Patio 12-1: Lecture by Dr. Bernie Metcalf: Immunizations For Elderly – Sala

12 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY

*/** $ 10-12: CARE Lab – Various Cancer Screening, HbA1c Lipid Profile (12 Hour Fast) – Gazebo ** 10-12: Diabetic Testing – High carbohydrate breakfast TWO HOURS BEFORE (Pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, granola, fruit, juice) – Gazebo * $ 10-12: Skin Cancer Screening (Sign-up LCS) – Clinic & Insurance * $ 10-1: Shots: Pneumonia, Tetanus & Flu – Gazebo 10-1: Blood Pressure – Talking Book Room 10-1: Vendors – Neil James Patio 12-1: Lecture: 4 Must Have Documents presented by Erik Slebos – Sala

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LCS HEALTH FAIR

Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 October 2011 10 AM – 1 PM

The semi-annual Health Fair offers various health screenings, lab tests and presentations from medical and health professionals. Open to all Lakeside residents and LCS members, so please take advantage of these health services and seminars.

This year’s Health Fair, under the auspices of the LCS’s new Health Program Manager Hebina Hood, will include the traditional screenings as well as vendor booths occupied by healthcare providers including Lakeside and Guadalajara hospitals and clinics, physicians, pharmacies, spas, fitness centers, organic health stores, insurance agents and retirement and convalescence facilities.

The representatives will be available to answer your questions and share tips on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Many free health care screenings will be available, including blood pressure checks, diabetes testing and hearing tests. Various cancer screenings as well as lipid profile and HbA1c tests will be offered by Care Lab. Lake Med Pharmacy will be offering pneumonia, tetanus and flu shots for a small fee.

Two lectures offering specific health information for Lakeside residents will be presented. On Tuesday, Dr. Bernie Metcalf will discuss “Immunizations for the Elderly”. Dr. Metcalf, who specialized in family practice and emergency medicine in Arizona before retiring to Lakeside, will discuss considerations for seniors relating to various immunizations, as well as specific recommendations for living full-time in Mexico.

On Wednesday, Erik Slebos will present “End of Life Planning: Four Essential Documents.” Erik’s specialty, thanatology, is the science of the social and psychological aspects of death, dying and grieving. Erik provides guidance to individuals and families relating to end of life issues, as well as proper arrangements individuals and family members can make in preparation for the last phases of life.

There is no entry fee for the Health Fair and all Lakeside residents are encouraged to attend. You can find a complete schedule on LCS’ website. Interested vendors not yet registered for a booth at the fair should contact Lorena Rule at (376)-765-7777.

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