SOS Community Health & Wellness Fair
On Wednesday, August 13th, the SOS Community Health Center hosted the 1st Annual SOS Community Health & Wellness Fair, an event aimed to showcase our services and those of our partner agencies as part of National Health Center Week, and to celebrate National Health Care for the Homeless Day. Over 250 people came to enjoy the fun and informative event.
SOS presented attendees with a thermal grocery bag stuffed with goodies such as a dental kit, water bottle, granola bar and SOS information as they checked in. Then they were free to peruse the different offerings at the fair. One of the highlights was the SOS health screenings booth, where fairgoers could get eligibility screenings for insurance, and health screenings such as Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood glucose. The Organic Gardening Club was also there with flats of seedlings to distribute, and the children present were thrilled to pick out plants such as sunflowers, beans and peppers to take home and take care of. Families could sign up for the SOS Back to School Backpack Distribution, as well as a raffle for prizes such as a Sears gift card and an iTunes gift card. Also present were our partner agencies 2-1-1, Orange County Health Care Agency, Wells Fargo, and Public Law Center with information and advice. Children could color SOS coloring sheets at the kids table as their parents looked at the other tables.