ARPF Attends the Saddlebrooke Health Fair
Your ARPF was thrilled to be back in action at the Saddlebrooke Health Fair after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. Feedback from the community and vendors was overwhelmingly positive and everyone was happy to see so much going on. Most vendors, nearly 50 of them, were extremely busy during the 3-hour event. Your ARPF was a big hit for providing resources to those interested in promoting their brain health.
Bea A. represented ARPF during the Fair. She said, “There were many people interested in ARPF’s resources to maintain or enhance their brain function. In fact, there were only a few brochures left and the brain exercise brochures were all gone. A few people had participated in the Kirtan Kriya meditation challenge and were familiar with the Foundation. Some people shared their experiences of having a family member with Alzheimer’s. It was nice getting to talk with people and hear their stories.”
The Fair is staffed by 150 resident volunteers and coordinated by 6 committee members. Jill D., the Vendor Coordinator said, “Our community does many unique things for its residents and the Health Fair is one of them. Several of the vendors offered free screenings for things like skin cancer, balance, eye and ear exams. Other vendors used the venue to explain their services in person, such as non-surgical orthopedic options, the latest findings on Alzheimer’s disease and assisted living services. We also had legal, insurance and financial advisors as those areas become more important when aging. Other vendors focused on wellness, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and therapeutic massage.”
Your ARPF looks forward to participating in future fairs as well as connecting with more people interested in brain health and the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention®.