Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO–For the third consecutive year, Royal Estates hosted the Health and Wellness Fair as 18 vendors ranging from Bryant Better Hearing, San Angelo Home Health, Interim Hospice, etc were showcased.

Anna Slack, Executive Director, and Kim Flook, Lifestyle Director spoke with Conexión on what the purpose of the Health Fair was about. 
"The focus of this event is so that vendors can come in, provide information, educate and offer services not only to our residents but other aging members within our community," said Slack. 

Flook stated that all the vendors were charged a $25 fee to set up a booth; all the money from today's fair will be given to Meals For The Elderly.
Last year the amount raised for MFTE was $400. 

Among other vendors showcased were: The Springs Memory Care, American Home Patient, Encompass Home Health, Area Agency on Aging, etc.

One of those agencies, Encompass Home Health's representative was Maree Spano, Senior Account Executive.
"We're doing fall prevention which involves a walking speed test with the Royal Estates residents," said Spano. 

The speed test is where a senior walks eight feet with their walker or other assisted device that is timed for eight minutes to get a idea on their health and fitness. 

Flook concluded, saying the Fair is done for the Royal Estates' residents so that they can have a choice from among the vendors who come in and provide educational information that benefits them.