On Saturday, March 24th, Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, Assemblyman Michael G. Miller and the Glendale Kiwanis Club sponsored the 2012 Health Fair at the Peter Cardella Senior Center in Ridgewood, NY.
Seniors, children, women and men took advantage of a wide range of free services and information. Elmhurst Hospital administered vision and hearing tests as well as blood glucose and pressure screenings.
Community members came also came out to gather information and potentially life-saving tips on asthma prevention and care, cardiac health and stroke prevention, Medicaid, Medicare and managed care options, emergency preparedness, healthy living and fitness, eye and ear health, and diabetes care and prevention.
In recognition of Women’s History Month a number of organizations were able to provide services that can help keep women healthy. Women of all ages were encouraged to sign up for a free mammogram courtesy of the Astoria-based organization, Shareing and Careing.
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley said, “In tough economic times, quality health care can be all the more difficult to access. However, it is important that we all have access to the information that can prevent severe health complications. I am thankful to Assemblyman Mike Miller and the Glendale Kiwanis Club for helping organize such a critical event.”
Assemblyman Michael G. Miller said, “We must all work together to improve the health and well-being of our community. Events such as these are a crucial first step, especially for those who do not have easy access to healthcare. Together, we can create the healthcare solutions which keep our communities active and strong.”