Hempstead Town Hosts L.I.’s Largest Senior Health Fair; Free Screenings, Services Provided to Town’s Mature Residents

Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and the Town of Hempstead today held Long Island’s largest Senior Citizen Health and Wellness Fair at the Malone-Mulhall Recreation Center at Camp ANCHOR in Lido Beach. Presented by the town’s Department of Senior Enrichment, this event is the most comprehensive senior health fair on Long Island.

“We were pleased to see so many Town of Hempstead senior citizens visiting Long Island’s largest Health and Wellness Fair to take advantage of the many free health services, screenings, financial-related information and other great programs,” stated Supervisor Santino. “This is one way that our township is helping to keep seniors healthy and safe this summer.”

Free health services offered for senior citizen residents included screenings for blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, balance, dental, prostate cancer and many more. Seniors also measured their body mass index, balance, height and weight. What’s more, the Department of Senior Enrichment assisted seniors with registering for the Vial of Life Program, a kit which includes a health care proxy and emergency health care information.

“I can’t think of a better place for senior residents to get a quick and convenient health check-up than during this free town event,” said Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney. Added Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, “It was wonderful to see the many ‘golden-aged’ residents during this year’s Senior Citizen Health and Wellness Fair.”

Medical representatives recorded the results of health screenings in personalized booklets and indicated if a senior required a follow-up with their doctor. The free screenings offered included blood pressure check, cholesterol and blood glucose screening, PSA testing (Prostate Cancer), chiropractic, hearing, dental, vision, balance, posture analysis and video otoscopy (enables viewing of ear canal and eardrum on a monitor).

Participating hospitals included Northwell Health – North Shore University Hospital/LIJ Health System, North Shore University Hospital (LIJ Health Systems), NuHealth – Nassau University Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Winthrop-University Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. This event was sponsored by Hempstead Town in cooperation with Home Instead Senior Care, GB Audiology, Bussani Mobility Team, HearUSA, Second Home of Long Island, North Shore LIJ FIDA LiveWell, Maxim Healthcare Services, Senior Helpers, MetLife, Lynbrook Restorative Therapy & Nursing, Medicaid Advisory Group, GuildNet Jewish Guild Healthcare, Nassau Extended Care, Life Inc. Pooled Trust Services, AgeWell New York/Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Gurwin Jewish Assisted Living, Catholic Home Care, and Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

 “The Town of Hempstead is committed to the health and safety of our mature residents, and we thank the local participating hospitals and sponsors for partnering with our government to make this Senior Citizen Health and Wellness Fair a great success,” concluded Santino.