CalAgrAbility's spring season has kicked off with a bang, as staff have been attending events in half a dozen rural venues. Staff attended the Sacramento County Farm Bureau Health and Safety Fair in rural Walnut Grove where over 400 farm families gathered. CalAg was also represented at the Mission Oaks Fit for Life Fair in the town of Carmichael, the 7th Annual Access to Care Fair, A Touch of Understanding in Roseville, the 98th Annual Picnic Day at University of California - Davis, the Family Fun Day: Child and Family Fair in Willows, and a CA legislature-sponsored Veteran Job Fair.
Taking the Reins (arthritis workshop) and Exercise Classes were conducted in Spanish at the Mexican American Community Service Agency, Inc. in Monterey County, the Orchard Village in Yolo County, and Clinica Tepati in Sacramento County. About 30 farm consumers attended.
CalAg is now on Twitter. The program has had a successful following of about 100 for nearly one year. In April, staff developed several important collaborations, especially one with a major vision care company to provide glasses and exams to consumers with low vision. CalAg is also making contacts with local veteran affairs coordinators in the region.
Submitted by Martha Stiles