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Seniors turnout for Senior Caregiver Health Fair

 

Cortlandt Manor – October 21, 2011 - More than 150 people attended Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 3rd Annual Senior and Caregiver Health Fair on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Muriel Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt Manor.

More than 40 exhibitors offered flu shots, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings as well as information on wound care, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient nutrition, physical therapy and other health topics.

“As a community hospital, we are as committed to preventing illnesses as we are to treating them,’’ said John Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “The Senior and Caregiver Health Fair provides our seniors with a place to get free health screenings and information and to speak with doctors and other health practitioners in one location close to home. We are proud to provide this community resource.”

In addition to Hospital departments, among the exhibitors were the Westchester County Departments of Senior Programs and Services, Transportation and Consumer Protection, The Visiting Nurse of Hudson Valley; The Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester; Westchester Legal Services and many more.

Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, who stopped in at the event, said she was impressed by the turnout. “It seems to grow every year,’’ she said.

For more information on other senior health education programs offered by the Hospital, call 734-3557.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner.  Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit .