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Pine Island adult health fair Oct. 15

October 7, 2011
Special to The Breeze - , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Beacon of H.O.P.E., the Pine Island United Way House, is teaming up with Pine Island United Methodist Church, Right at Home and Juniper Village to provide a free, adult health fair to Pine Island and surrounding communities Saturday, Oct. 15.

"We are providing the heath fair to ensure our citizens have access to a variety of free health screenings," said Carolyn Regan, parish nurse at St. John's Episcopal Church of Pine Island and a board member of Beacon of H.O.P.E. "We will be offering free wellness screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, fall prevention, foot health, hearing, memory, vision as well as information about Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, assisted living and in-home care options, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, managed care and Social Security. Flu shots will also be available and can be covered through Medicare, private insurance or private pay."

The community-wide health fair will take place at Pine Island United Methodist Church, located at 5701 Pine Island Road, just west of the intersection at Stringfellow Road in Pine Island.

The health fair will be available from 10 2 p.m. Healthy snacks and door prizes will be provided.

"Pine Islanders have a legacy of working together to support one another and we are pleased to have the support from our co-sponsors. Right at Home and Juniper Village," said Betsy Haesemeyer, executive director of Beacon of H.O.P.E. "This is another example of how our local businesses and churches work to sustain and improve the lives of our residents."

Right at Home, located in Cape Coral, provides in-home care for seniors and others who need additional help maintain their independence at home or wherever they live. According to owner Mark Franzblau, Right at Home, a locally owned and operated business, offers caregiving for almost any family or situation.

For further information, contact Franzblau at 239-541-8700 or visit

Juniper Village is an assisted living community located on Viceroy Court in Cape Coral and offers affordable, comfortable living for approximately 80 seniors. According to Joan Guarino, director marketing, Juniper Village provides a friendly and warm environment focuses on nurturing the spirit in life in each resident through distinctive programs that encourage active bodies, engaged minds and fulfilled spirits.

For further information, contact Guarino at 239-542-3121 or visit



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