Vista Ridge Academy Hosts First 9 Health Fair

Vista Ridge Academy had a great turnout for its first-ever 9Health Fair, hosted at the school on Friday, September 28, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nearly 150 guests participated in a wide variety of health services, including blood chemistry tests, BMI checks, developmental milestones for children, flu shots, and screenings for rheumatoid arthritis and stress.

About 75 volunteers provided both medical and non-medical services. These included Boulder, Chapel Haven, Twin Peaks churches, Vista Ridge Academy staff, parents and student volunteers—many of whom were on site as early as 5 a.m.
Vista Ridge Academy vice principal and coordinator for the event Marsha Bartulec said, “We are always looking for ways to connect and serve our community.

Hosting the 9 Health Fair this fall was a great way for u s to help the community meet their health needs. Our health fair liaison said we should be proud of  how well the fair was organized, and that we had great attendance for our first year hosting. We are looking forward to hosting the 9Health Fair again next fall.”
— Becky De Oliveira; photo by Sandy Hodgson