Alabama health fair arming military retirees with valuable information

Local military retirees received a big thank you from Fort Rucker when the post hosted its 43rd annual retiree health fair Friday.

Hundreds of retirees flooded Yano Hall during the event where they were able to get medical and health information, as well as their annual flu shot, said Capt. Mildred Castillo, chief of Lyster Army Health Clinic Preventive Medicine.

“The retiree health fair is a great event for retirees and their family members because it gives them a chance to see what (the clinic) and on-post agencies have to offer,” she said. “We also (brought in) medical professionals from around the local area.”

Those medical professionals came from various agencies, including Medical Center Enterprise, Corvias, Flowers Hospital, Covenant Care and many more were there to answer any questions retirees needed answered.

For Ruth Sutherland, retired spouse, the health fair was a great opportunity for her to ask any questions she might have and stay on top of any treatments she might need.



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