Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino will be holding Long Island’s largest Senior Citizen Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, June 8th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at the Lido Administration Building in Town Park, Lido Beach. Presented by the town’s Department of Senior Enrichment, this event is jam-packed with health services from tons of local healthcare facilities. Don’t miss this golden opportunity for “golden-aged” residents!
“If you’re over the age of 55 and live in the Town of Hempstead, you have a golden ticket to the most comprehensive senior health fair on Long Island,” said Santino. “Hempstead Town is committed to the health and safety of our mature residents.”
Free health services offered for our senior residents include blood glucose and cholesterol screenings, blood pressure screenings, hearing screenings, body mass index readings, balance, posture and spinal analyses and much more. Additionally, Hempstead Town will be including a slew of its own programs, such as the Town Clerk’s Senior Identification Program, the Animal Shelter’s Pet Therapy Program and the Receiver of Taxes “Taxpayer Check-ups.”
“Our Senior Citizen Health and Wellness Fair provides important screenings in a quick and timely manner,” said Hempstead Town Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, “There is no reason any of our mature residents should miss out on this essential fair.”
Medical representatives will be on hand to record the results of the health screenings in personalized booklets that will indicate whether a follow-up with a doctor is required. Hempstead Town’s Department of Senior Enrichment will also be available to assist attendees with registering for the Vial of Life Program, which provides seniors with a kit that includes a health care proxy and emergency health care information.
While physical health may be the mainstay of this program, Hempstead Town puts just as much emphasis on mental health as well. Representatives from the Long Island Crisis Center will offer resources to help combat loneliness and depression while also providing information on the Senior Connection Helpline.
Health screenings will be provided by St. Francis Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Northwell Health – LIJ Valley Stream, NuHealth – Nassau University Medical Center, Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy, Dr. Lawrence Cardano A.U.D., Hearing Center of Long Island and the Levittown Health Center of New York Chiropractic College.
This Hempstead Town event is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, Second Home of LI Adult Care, Lynbrook Restorative Therapy & Nursing, Clear Captions, Agewell New York/Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Life Inc. Pooled Trust Services, Humana Health Insurance, Life Button, Allied Wealth Partners, P&P Medicaid Consulting Inc., Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Senior Healthcare Solutions and North Shore – LIJ Health Plan.
“Thank you to our sponsors and all participating hospitals who help make our Senior Citizen Health and Wellness Fair the best on Long Island,” concluded Santino. “The Town of Hempstead is committed to the health and safety of our thriving senior community.”