13th annual Health Fair April 1

The 13th annual Robson Ranch Health Fair will be held on Saturday, April 1, in the clubhouse and Fitness Center during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There are many dental, medical, nutritional, retail, assisted living, hospice and insurance vendors. It’s a great opportunity to get some questions answered, get medical evaluations or find that medical professional you might have been looking for in the area.

Hearing tests will be performed by UNT Speech & Hearing Center and ClearLife Hearing Care at the Fitness Center. On the day of the Health Fair the check-in will be in the Women’s and Men’s Lounges for these tests.

Precision Dermatology will be offering free body skin cancer screening at the Fitness Center by appointment only. Watch email bulletins for available times. Please, no walk-ins. The vendor also asks that if you’ve had the screening previously to not schedule another one this year to allow those that haven’t had the opportunity to be able to take advantage of the free screening this year. You can read more about the practice at www.mydermconsult.com.

New: Albertson’s Pharmacy will be giving Tetanus and Pneumonia shots at the Fitness Center Gym. Tetanus shots will cost $65 and everyone needs one at least every 10 years, and any grandparent should have one if they are around a newborn. Tetanus is found in the ground, so with gardening picking up in the spring plan to be safe. Pneumonia shots (Prevnar-13 for those 65 and over, Pneumovax for those who have taken the Prevnar at least one year prior. Medicare pays 100% for the Prevnar and Pneumovax. Insurance and cash only payments will also be accepted.

Carter Blood Care is in need of blood donations, and we are sponsoring a blood drive during the Robson Ranch Health Fair. Help the local patients and save lives by donating at our blood drive. If you plan to register for the Robson Ranch Health Fair Blood Drive you can only give blood every eight weeks. Keep this in mind if you are planning to donate between now and the Health Fair.

Be a part of something great; please sign up at the following website:


Donate blood during the health fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1. You can also respond to the HOA email bulletin link.

Here are some important things to know about blood. Average adults have 10 points of blood in their bodies; you probably have a pint that you can spare. Newborn babies only have a cup. The red blood cells that you donate have a shelf life of 42 days. The plasma that is part of that donation can remain viable for five days. If it is frozen it is useful for one year. That pint of blood weighs one pound.

Your pint of blood that you donate goes to three different people to help save their lives. Please donate. Watch for details to sign up in the HOA email bulletins for donation time slots.

The Carter BloodCare bus will be in the Clubhouse parking log from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.