Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino have announced that the town is again hosting Long Island’s largest Senior Citizen Health and Wellness Fair at Lido Beach Town Park on Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“As the health and well-being of our mature residents is an important concern, I invite seniors to take part in our Annual Health and Wellness Fair,” stated Murray. “Attendees will have an opportunity to receive a number of important health screening services free of charge as well as obtain valuable health related information and referral services.”
“There’s no more important issue that the health and welfare of our seniors. I encourage them to take advantage of these valuable and important free services being offered through the Town of Hempstead,” stated Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino.
The Senior Health and Wellness Fair is sponsored by the Town of Hempstead in cooperation with Dr. Richard Amato, Franklin Hospital, Hearing Center of Long Island, Mercy Medical Center, Howard Modiano, DDS, North Shore University Hospital/LIJ, Long Beach Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center, New York Chiropractic College, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital.
Among the free services provided at the fair are screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, hearing, chiropractic, podiatry, posture/spinal analysis, blood glucose, allergy awareness, nutrition, height and weight measurement and PSA testing. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., guest lecturers will make informative presentations on health related topics and CPR demonstrations will be given. Seniors may register for the town’s Vial of Life Program, a program that includes a health care proxy and emergency health care information. Those planning to travel abroad may apply for a U.S. Passport at the town’s Mobile Passport Facility.
New at this year’s event will be the township’s Senior I.D. Program. Through the program, seniors can secure a credit card sized identification document that offers valuable health related information to first responders in the event of an emergency.
“I am pleased that the town is making all of these beneficial health-related screenings available and I urge senior residents to take advantage of this opportunity,” concluded Supervisor Murray.
“It’s important for every senior and their family to take the time to ensure their health. This way, they can more fully enjoy everything life has to offer,” stated Santino.
Lido Beach Town Park is located at 630 Lido Boulevard in Lido Beach. Free transportation is available from all of the town’s sixteen senior centers. There is ample free parking at Lido Beach Town Park for those participants who prefer to drive. It is suggested that seniors bring lunch to the health fair. For further information, please contact the Department of Senior Enrichment at (516) 485-8100.