2016-03-31 / Health & Wellness

Foundation expo bigger than ever

Event is April 9 at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
By Stephanie Bertholdo

Early detection of high cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and other health conditions could lead to disease prevention or the creation of a management plan that delays the onset of an illness or chronic condition.

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation, a local think tank that focuses on life-enhancing trends for every age group, is once again tackling preventive healthcare by hosting an interactive family health expo from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 9 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center.

The Community Health Expo, now in its sixth year, has been growing every year, according to Karen Malatesta, executive director of the foundation. This year’s expo builds on the most popular programs from last year, with a wide range of screenings, exhibits, demonstrations and interactive programs.

Los Robles Hospital will offer an array of free screenings, including skin, asthma, foot, blood pressure and body mass index checks. Blood panel screenings will be offered at a reduced rate of $33 and will include a complete blood count, lipid profile and glucose assessments. Malatesta said the blood panel screenings require an eight-hour fast and an advance registration at the foundation website; there is limited space for walk-ins.

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will hold a Fitness Mashup, a high intensity workout that focuses on mindbody health as well as agility and strength, all in one session. The workout is appropriate for people of all fitness levels. Free gift bags will be given to all Fitness Mashup participants.

The latest health tips will be shared with participants through the UCLA Healthy U Zone.

Over 40 exhibitors will offer a variety of resources and information. In addition, Malatesta said, attendees can learn how to perform sidewalk CPR from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The Rotary Club of Calabasas will sponsor a blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome, or participants can sign up in advance at www.calabasasrotary.org.

The free expo is hosted by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation in conjunction with title sponsor Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. Other major sponsors include Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, UCLA Health, the Acorn Newspapers and Rotary Club of Calabasas.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for Community Health Expo VI may still be available. To find out more or to see the entire schedule of events, visit the foundation’s website at www.clvff.org, call (818) 880-1054 or email info@clvff.org.

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