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Local Legion offers free Health Fair to veterans Jan. 10

By Staff | Dec 24, 2014

Teaming up to help our local military veterans and active military personnel, the Estero Island Medical Care Center and American Legion Post 274 are hosting a Free Veterans Wellness Fair and blood drive Saturday, Jan. 10, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., both inside and outside of the local legion, 899 Buttonwood Drive.

The fair will offer an array of free screenings, tests, counselors and vendors, and open to all veterans of the area, regardless of affiliation to any veterans organization.

“This wellness fair is in conjunction with Estero Island Medical Center, who is donating all of their time and services for our veterans,”?said Mike Adcock, Second Vice Commander of the local American Legion operation. “There will be no charge to any veterans that day, and we’re expecting at least 200 to make it out.”

Some screening services offered that day include: internal medicine from Estero Island Medical Care; eye care from Frantz EyeCare; audiology from Gulf Coast Audiology; dermatology from Acute Dermatology; podiatry from Dr. Anne McNamara; orthopedics from Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida; dentistry from many local dentists; ultrasound from Sonic Imaging; and diabetes testing from Estero Island Medical Care.

Counselors and vendors that day will include Home Health Care, Assisted Living Care, Park Royal Hospital, Lee Memorial Health System, Mobile Mammogram Van, Lee Memorial Health Blood Mobile, American Income Life Insurance, Health Smiles, MetLife, VA Clinic counselors and Fort Myers Veterans Center.

The Legion will provide complimentary donuts and bagels in the morning and lunch in the afternoon for all veterans.

“The Estero Island Medical Center is very aware of vets’ needs, and gets them in the door as soon as they possibly can,”?Adcock, a Navy and Marines veteran of the Vietnam era, explained. “We encourage all veterans of the area to make it out to this health fair Jan. 10. It’s all about getting healthy and staying healthy.”

For further information on the upcoming fair, call Bob Penta, 774-275-4060, or Mike Adcock, 239-463-6591.