Villa del Rey, 2801 N. Kentucky Ave., soon to be renamed Emeritus at Roswell, held its inaugural Health Fair Thursday to raise awareness of health services available in the community.
“It brings all (the services) together as a community to better serve our residents,” said Dieting Director and Marketing employee Marlene Roberts.
Residents of Villa del Rey were joined by residents of the sister home La Villa, and the general public. Vendors included representatives from retirement and assisted living facilities, hospitals and hospice. Connie Garcia and Wendy Cook, representing Love-lace Hospital and the Lovelace Medicare Plan added color to the day with bright orange bags residents filled with flyers and information.
“How much the residents have enjoyed it…that’s really a surprise,” Roberts said. But Villa del Rey is their home, and they “get the chance to showcase their home,” she said.
“(It’s been great) visiting with the residents,” Garcia said. “They’re all very sweet.”
Eventually Emeritus would like to hold health fairs in Ruidoso, Carlsbad and Alamogordo, Roberts said.
“We’ve gotten a lot of exposure,” she said. “It’s been a great event.”