Dr. Richard Pan, Democractic candidate for the the 5th Assembly District in California. Photos taken at various sites in Sacramento, California on Monday, March 22, 2010 for JPM&M

Dr. Richard Pan, Flickr, Creative Commons

With the city and state still struggling to provide affordable health care for its residents, many in the area are working to get California covered, or at least spread the word and educate those in the state with no or inadequate health insurance. On Saturday, May 30th, the Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center is hosting a Health and Wellness Fair, with some notable politicians and community leaders planning to attend.

The fair, scheduled from 8 am to noon, will include important services like food distribution, information about Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare”, and additional resources on health and wellness.

Among those who are attending this free event is State Senator Richard Pan, himself a doctor, health educator, and advocate for expanding health care. Other prominent local politicians like Supervisor Phil Serna, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, and Councilmember Jeff Harris will join him.

Though the fair is over at 12 pm, free eye exams are available by appointment until 4. This “comprehensive” exam also includes a free pair of glasses if needed.

“There is nothing more important than your own wellness and I want to help you and your family get and stay healthy,” says Senator Pan. “I hope you check out my health fair where I will bring a number of resources together under one roof with one goal in mind: to give you the tools you need to stay healthy.”

Anyone who needs more information on the Affordable Care Act or other health care resources is encouraged to attend the Community Health and Wellness Fair, speak with your community leaders, and possibly leave with a free pair of glasses.

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Featured image from Flickr under Creative Commons.