For the 25th year, the Community Health Festival is scheduled in Santa Monica, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28th.
Hosted by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by SCAN Health Plan, the health fair is free and open to the public.
To celebrate a quarter-century of providing free health-related services and information to the community, the Health Festival is moving back to its original location on the Third Street Promenade.
ìThe chamberís Health Festival has a long history of benefiting thousands of local residents and visitors with free screenings, consultations, exams, advice and products,î said Sheila Estaniel, director of marketing and events for the chamber. ìI am really thrilled about moving back to the Promenade this year.
ìThis creates greater accessibility to the event and allows even more people an opportunity to take advantage of what our participants have to offer.î
Jean McNeil Wyner, chamber board member and past chair for the chamberís Health Festival Planning Committee, added, ìThis family-friendly event helps residents stay abreast of the latest developments in health and fitness.
ìSanta Monica is blessed with world-renowned hospitals and related healthcare businesses. This is their chance to give back to the community.î
The Health Festival is expected to showcase 50 exhibitors and feature a variety of healthcare demonstrations and presentations, as well as public safety information.
Free blood pressure screening, chair massage, body fat analysis, eye screening, postural analysis, face painting for kids, information on alternative directives, introductory Pilates and self-defense training, health assess- ments, chiropractic and dental care, senior resources and samples of healthcare products will be offered.
The partial list of exhibitors includes:
ó A New Journey Eating Disorder Center
ó American Red Cross of Santa Monica
ó Assil Eye Institute
ó Bijal B. Joshi, DDS
ó Birth and Beyond
ó Center for the Partially Sighted
ó Central Pharmacy
ó Christian Science Reading Room & Church
ó Clare Foundation, Inc.
ó Curves of Santa Monica, Fourth Street
ó Custom Laser Center
ó Disability Rights Legal Center/ Cancer Legal Resource Center
ó Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
ó Edible Arrangements
ó Krav Maga
ó LifeSource Whole-House Water Systems
ó May K. Chatila, M.D., Inc.
ó Pacific Chiropractic & Wellness Center
ó Rayne Water Systems
ó Saint Johnís Health Center
ó Santa Monica Bay Physicians
ó Santa Monica Esthetic Dentistry
ó Santa Monica Family YMCA
ó Santa Monica Firefighters
ó Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
ó Shahrad Radi Shamsi, MD Inc.
ó Smart for Life Weight Management Center
ó Smokefree Apartment House Registry
ó Spectrum Club, Santa Monica
ó Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica
ó The Neurography Institute
ó Wellness Community – WLA
ó United Studios of Self Defense
ó Whiter & Brighter.