Mar 20, 2013

Health Expo Coming April 13

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Mar 15, 2013

3rd Annual Health Expo Bigger Than Ever

Community Health Expo III, to be held April 13th from 9am – 1pm at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center, once again brings “Healthy Living For A Healthy Future” to the residents of our region. This popular free interactive family event is organized by the Conejo / Las Virgenes Future Foundation, the local regional think tank. “The Community Health Expo is a wonderful opportunity for people to take charge of their health through interactive games, informative guest speakers, industry professionals and life saving tests,” says Annemarie Flaherty, Executive Director of the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center. “There is something for everyone.” Expo III builds upon the most popular programs from last year, with a wide range of exhibits, product demonstrations, and valuable lectures from experts on critical topics including stress management and heart health.

The Rotary Club of Calabasas will again be sponsoring a blood drive (walk-ins welcome, or sign up in advance at Take advantage of free blood pressure and BMI screenings, and Los Robles Hospital will offer blood panel screenings for only $25, including a complete blood count, lipid profile, glucose, and PSA prostate screenings. (Limited space for walk-ins; get an advance sign-up form by emailing An 8 hour fast is required if you would like to take advantage of this service). The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center’s workout facilities and rock climbing wall will be available for use at no charge – attendees are welcome to try out the facilities or join fitness instructors for free classes. New this year will be the Stress Free Zone, brought to you by UCLA Health System, plus you can test your skills on a life-size “Operation” game. Doctors, pharmacists, and health experts will be available to answer questions.

This free event is brought to you by the Conejo / Las Virgenes Future Foundation in conjunction with title sponsor Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. Other major sponsors include Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center, UCLA Health System, The Acorn Newspapers, Rotary Club of Calabasas, Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, West Hills Hospital and the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital.

Community Health Expo III Sponsors

Rotary Club of Calabasas

Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks

The Acorn Newspapers

West Hills Hospital

The Grossman Burn Center

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for Community Health Expo III are still available. To find out more, or to see the entire schedule of events call (818) 880-1054,or scroll down to the flyer posted on this web site.

Mar 13, 2013

Youth Leadership Visits Los Robles Hospital East Campus

On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, the Youth Congress Leadership Program journeyed to the Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center East Campus in Westlake Village. Built in 1968, the Los Robles Hospital now employs more than six hundred board certified physicians and boasts comprehensive medical services in over fifty specialties. After a compelling introduction by Simi Chandice, Director of the entire East Campus, professionals working in everything from physical rehab to medicine explained the basics and intricacies of their respective professions, giving us an idea of what working in a hospital is like. Courtney Ford, a dietitian working at Los Robles, and Mary Lens, cardiac expert, familiarized us with the various diets and activities that patients undergo during rehabilitation. Occupational therapist Suzanne Crawford, Speech Director Kim Herbert, and Activities Director Christy Badamyan furthered our understanding of the types of rehabilitation methods that patients experience while recovering from injuries or ailments. Not only were we presented with a wealth of information, but we also got to see various wings first-hand as we embarked on an extremely informative tour led by volunteers Joe and Marcia Sands. Concluding with a description of medicine and its impact to patients by pharmacist Sandy Richardson, the visit to Los Robles left us with a richer understanding of the hospital’s functions, as well as a deeper appreciation for the work that physicians and health professionals do for our lives. 

Story by Gilbert Bao.