Fall is upon is and so is this season’s Sample Saturday & Health Fair, hosted Capitol Drugs / Power Zone, coming this Saturday, October 26, from 12pm to 4pm, in front of Capitol Drugs and neighboring businesses on Santa Monica Boulevard.
The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Cedars Sinai and the City of West Hollywood to welcome members of the community to sample products, learn about services, get free goodies, and take advantage of items at a discounted rate, as well as get expert advice from health, fitness and nutrition specialist. Attendees will learn about preventive care, holistic medicine and new innovations in sports medicine, self-care and aesthetics. Health and fitness vendors, local businesses and community organizations will have booths throughout the sidewalk.
The new Sprouts Farmers Market has finally opened next to Capitol Drugs. The neighborhood grocery store that specializes in thousands of natural, organic and gluten-free foods along with fresh produce, meats, vitamins, supplements and more, will be a welcome addition to the sidewalk Sample Saturday & Health Fair.
Cedars Sinai will return to provide the following services:
- Vaccine preventable diseases information (meningitis, hepatitis, and influenza).
- Transgender surgery and health education.
- Stop the Bleed education.
- Hands only CPR education.
The event will offer free flu and Hepatitis vaccines provided by Department Of Health Services (DHSP). DHS is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through an integrated system of 19 health centers and four hospitals – and through partnerships with community-based clinics — DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion.
DHS, along with the Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health and Mental Health, are now integrated under a Health Agency model to improve health and wellness across the County through programs that promote healthy people living in healthy communities.
Other organizations new to the Sample Saturday & Health Fair include: The American Lung Association; F45 Sunset Strip, which will offer advice on a mix of circuit and HIIT style workouts geared towards everyday movement; New Pristine Insurance will help Medicare patients choose the best plan to meet their needs; Alta Med will be providing free HIV testing; and UCLA will be offering free information on their medical studies.
Returning participants include Project Angel Food, PAWS LA, Being Alive, APLA, County of Los Angeles Public Health, The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, Pacific Oaks Medical Group, The City Of West Hollywood, Mens Health Foundation, to name a few, as well as local business like My 12 Step Store, Fresh Brothers Pizza and so much more.
For many attendees of the Sample Saturday & Health Fair, the best part is free shakes, which will be provided by ISOPURE.
The event is free to the public.
Capitol Drugs has been around since 1986. It has always made an effort to serve and provide education and choices to the community. Their services span from conventional prescriptions to alternative therapies including homeopathy, alternative and complementary therapies. Capitol Drugs specializes in handling conditions that require more than just prescription refills. Pharmacy professionals are specially trained in handling complex prescriptions, insurance and answer any questions relating to HIV/AIDS, Pain Management, Drug & Alcohol Dependence, Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency and Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis.