Ken Carlson

Hall of Famer Lou Brock to speak at Healthy Aging summit in Modesto


Retired baseball great Lou Brock will speak in Modesto at the Healthy Aging and Fall Prevention Summit on Friday.

Brock was one of the game’s most gifted athletes, stealing more than 900 bases during his career, mostly spent with the St. Louis Cardinals. Ranked as one of the top 100 players of all time, Brock was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1985.

He will speak twice on “Successfully Living With Diabetes,” at 9 and 11 a.m. during the health summit for older adults at Modesto Centre Plaza. Brock also has served as a broadcast analyst, operated businesses and currently serves on boards for a bank and publicly traded company, his website says. He and his wife, Jacqueline Gaitor, are ordained ministers who live in the St. Louis area and help raise major contributions for charities.

The 12th annual health summit in Modesto will offer free health screenings and medical information on aging. The event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. is for people age 50 and older.

Participants can be screened for cholesterol and diabetes, bone density, oral health, early signs of diabetes, vision, hearing, balance and fitness. Other screenings are for memory and depression. More than 70 booths will provide information, and attendees can roll up their sleeves for a flu shot.

Another talk will be presented on maximizing emotional well-being. Those attending a session on container gardening will take home seeds and gardening tools.

The event is held by the Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging, Healthy Aging Association and Kaiser Permanente. Parking will be free in the lot behind Centre Plaza and at CrossPoint Community Church. Shuttles will be provided.

For more information about the summit, call (209) 523-2800 or email

County flu clinics

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has added more flu shot clinics to vaccinate residents in Riverbank, Oakdale, Hughson and Newman. The county agency holds the annual clinics primarily for low-income residents, the uninsured and others with limited transportation. Clinics in other cities this month were previously announced.

The suggested cost for a flu shot is $10 per child or $27 for an adult, but no one is turned away for inability to pay, the agency said. Health officials recommend flu vaccinations every year for everyone 6 months and older.

The vaccination clinics are set for:

• Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to noon, Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St.

• Nov. 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hughson Family Resource Center, 6940 Hughson Ave., Suite B.

• Nov. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., McConnell Adult Education Center, 1348 Patchett Drive in Newman.

• Dec. 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oakdale Family Resource Center, 631 W. F St.

The times and locations for other flu clinics are available at

The county provides information about seasonal flu at or call (209) 558-8872.