Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray will welcome hundreds of senior citizens at this years’ Senior Health and Wellness Fair, which will take place on Thursday, June 13th at Lido Beach Town Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Being the most comprehensive and proactive senior citizen health fair on Long Island, residents can realize genuine health benefits as a result of this health fair. “There is no substitute for taking steps to ensure your health,” announced Supervisor Kate Murray.
Over a dozen local hospitals and medical providers are offering free health screenings for seniors including tests for cholesterol, blood pressure, Diabetes, Prostate Cancer and much more. Seven participating hospitals, many vendors, twenty-six event sponsors, local retailers, and guest lecturers will be on hand at the event.
Senior citizens will be given a booklet for medical representatives to record their test results. Medical representatives can check off columns for those seniors who are recommended to follow up with their own doctor.
“We are thrilled to join forces with all these great organizations to ensure the well-being of our seniors,” stated Senior Councilman Anthony Santino. “It is great to see our town coming together to keep health a top priority.”
In addition, a 10-week Summer Beach Program for Hempstead Town’s senior residents will soon begin its 45th summer at Lido Beach Town Park on June 24th. These activities include craft classes, dancing, fitness classes, shuffleboard, bocce, painting, musical entertainment, and swimming. The town will also provide senior citizens with free transportation to the program from senior centers and free parking passes for those who prefer to drive.
“Hempstead Town is not like other municipalities that have cut back senior services and closed senior centers,” concluded Murray. “We have continued to maintain and expand our programs. The health and well-being of our seniors and residents is a top priority, and we will continue to do everything in our power to provide the best services to ensure that these are truly the ‘golden years’”.
For more information about the Health and Wellness Fair or any of the town’s programs and services for seniors, please contact the Department of Senior Enrichment at (516) 485-8100.