Coming to Douglas County April 26, 27 & May 2
By Elean Gersack
The 9Health Fair is celebrating 35 years of health screenings this year, and in late April and early May three Douglas County venues will play host – Castle Rock Recreation Center, Eastridge Recreation Center, and Parker Adventist Hospital (note: Sky Ridge Medical Center is under construction and will not be participating this year).
The event has become an annual regimen for those taking charge of personal health and wellness. “For years, our participants have associated the spring months with a reminder that it’s that time of year again – time to visit their local 9Health Fair and collect their personal health information,” Jim Goddard, 9Health Fair president and CEO explains. “And while many Coloradans are experiencing changes in their healthcare policies this year, 9Health Fair is proud to offer the same low-cost screenings and high-quality health information that participants are used to seeing year after year. We’re excited to continue that tradition for our 35th season!”
Douglas County location sites, dates and times – Eastridge Recreation Center: Saturday, April 26, 7 a.m. to noon; Parker Adventist Hospital: Sunday, April 27, 7 a.m. to noon; Castle Rock Recreation Center: Friday, May 2, 7 a.m. to noon.
All sites will offer basic screenings. For $30, receive a detailed blood draw, which will provide a baseline for cholesterol, blood sugar and thyroid levels, as well as liver and kidney functions. For added costs, the blood draw can include Vitamin D, PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), Hemoglobin A1c (detailed blood sugar) and/or blood count screenings, too.
In addition to the blood draw options, each site will offer various free screenings such as stress management, vision and hearing, lung function, skin, and oral health. Participants can also speak with medical professionals about questions or concerns.
Eastridge Recreation Center is located at 9568 S. University Boulevard in Highlands Ranch; Parker Adventist Hospital is located at 9395 Crown Crest Boulevard in Parker; and Castle Rock Recreation Center is located at 2301 Woodlands Boulevard in Castle Rock.
For more information about the screenings offered at each location, or to find additional locations and times, visit www.9healthfair.org. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to sign up by clicking on “Volunteers” on the 9Health Fair website.