The new Santee Health Network (SHN) is holding its first annual health fair in the parking lot of the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Local health care providers, chiropractors, personal trainers, optometrists and more will be on hand to help Santee get healthier with information, advice, demonstrations and goodies.
Most of Santee's health care community will be there along with the Santee Fire Department. It's all free, so bring the family.
In the last county survey, residents of Santee had the following:
21.6% higher than county average in heart disease
11.6% higher in strokes
17.2% higher in pulmonary disease
7.8% higher in arthritis
Other Santee Health Statistics:
Poor diet 32%
Physically inactive 28%
Chronic disease 25%
Overweight or obese 63%
Data from the Santee Health Network website
SHN is a group of health and wellness related businesses and entities that have joined together to "help the public help themselves."