SOUTH GLENDALE — Growing older takes plenty of maintenance and doctor visits, a routine that 64-year-old Arthur Loya is well-acquainted with.
The Vietnam War veteran frequents several medical facilties for checkups and works out to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
"You get at an age where your body doesn't produce or doesn't burn off anymore," Loya said. "You slow down and you get sicker."
To avoid becoming ill, the Glassell Park resident also rarely misses the opportunity for a free flu shot, which he received Friday as part of a walk-in clinic at CareMore center in Glendale.
"When I do get sick, I notice that I go down bad," Loya said.
The clinic was created for clients of the center, the facility's spokeswoman Gohar Artsrounian said.
With the flu season already underway, the center wanted to ensure that its senior citzens were protected against the virus, said Geneva Garcia, the company's member service representative.