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Free Health Fair in Modesto on Saturday April 12

Free Health Fair in Modesto on Saturday April 12

Modesto-area residents invited to free community health fair on April 12 
 

“Neighbors in Health,” an annual free health fair hosted by Kaiser Permanente, Tzu Chi Foundation, and their community partners will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday April 12 at the Stanislaus County Ag Center in Modesto.

 

The health fair will offer free preventive health screenings and health education for adults and children, including:

 

  • Dental services (provided by Tzu Chi)
  • Blood pressure checks
  • BMI/body fat tests
  • Cholesterol-glucose screenings
  • Scheduling of mammogram appointments
  • Eyeglasses adjustments
  • School and sports physicals
  • Skin solar damage screenings
  • Vision screenings

 

Acacia Gears Up for Their Second Year

Acacia Gears Up for Their Second Year

Acacia Elementary and Middle Charter School are now enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year! Acacia Charter Schools are located in Stockton (*TK is transitional kindergarten. It's for students who turn 5  between October 2nd-December 2nd).

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Family Financial Cents: The Art of Living Grateful

Family Financial Cents: The Art of Living Grateful

 

The presents are all unwrapped and now it’s time to see things through the Lens of Thankfulness. Take a look at this quick video for tips on how to learn the Art of Living Grateful and how it can bless you and your family now and throughout your life. Be sure to share your thoughts on Living Grateful below!!

 

Cal Water’s Annual "Operation Gobble" program helps Stockton needy

Cal Water’s Annual "Operation Gobble" program helps Stockton needy

For the 25th consecutive year, California Water Service Company (Cal Water) donated Thanksgiving turkeys to local needy families through a program called "Operation Gobble."

Since its inception in 1988, the state-wide program has fed hundreds of thousands of needy people. Local legislators participated in the program by recommending charities in their districts that can help with distribution.

This year, Cal Water distributed 800 $15 gift certificates, good for the purchase of a turkey or any turkey product, to local charities. Donating gift certificates rather than frozen turkeys gives additional flexibility to the charities and families that participate in the program. For example, if a family does not wish to prepare a whole turkey, it can purchase ground turkey, turkey breasts, or even turkey bacon. And distributing gift certificates rather than heavy frozen birds eliminates the need for delivery trucks, which is better for the environment.

25th Annual Hospice of San Joaquin "Tree of Lights" Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 26

25th Annual Hospice of San Joaquin "Tree of Lights" Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 26

(Stockton)
The Hospice of San Joaquin and Delta College will illuminate the holiday sky at the 25th Annual Hospice of San Joaquin "Tree of Lights" Ceremony, Nov. 26, 6 p.m. at Delta’s main Pacific Avenue entrance. As is traditional, a local hospice services family will flip the giant PG&E switch, coloring the tree with 1600 multicolored lights. This year, the family of Ray Vigil will have the honor.