SHOREHAM, NY – On Friday, June 21st, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and the Stony Brook University Hospital Trauma Center hosted a Senior Health and Wellness Expo at St. Mark’s Church in Shoreham. Among the services offered at the expo were free health and balance screenings by Stony Brook Medicine and demonstrations of devices for the hearing-impaired. The Suffolk County Police were also present for Operation Medicine Cabinet, a drug take-back program that allows resident to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications.
“I am proud to partner with the Stony Brook University Hospital Trauma Center on this important event every year to help raise awareness of the many senior programs and resources available throughout Suffolk County,” said Legislator Anker.
The participants included: the Stony Brook University Hospital Trauma Center; Stony Brook University Hospital Physical Therapists; Stony Brook University Hospital Urology and Women’s Pelvic Health; Stony Brook University Hospital Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center; Stony Brook University Hospital University Vascular Center; Stony Brook University Hospital Cardiac Care; Stony Brook University Hospital Center for Alzheimer’s Disease; NYS Cancer Services Program; Suffolk County Department of Health Services; Suffolk County Department of Social Services; Suffolk County Office for the Aging, Suffolk County Police Department; Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office; Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency; Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO); Suffolk County Aged, Blind and Disabled Community Assistance Program; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Helen Keller Services for the Blind; Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP); Senior Net; Operation-Initiative Foundation; Touro Senior Law and Tax Services; ClearCaptions Services for the Hearing Impaired; Caregiver Resource Network; and Day Haven Adult Day Services.
For more information about the event or the resources available to senior citizens in Suffolk County, please contact Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600 or email ContactLegislatorAnker@suffolkcountyny.gov.