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North Hempstead’s “Aging in Place” Program for Seniors Announce New Hyde Park Winter Programming


For Immediate Release                                                                                               Media Contacts: Collin Nash and Sid Nathan
January 12, 2012                                                                                                                                                        (516) 869-7794

North Hempstead’s “Aging in Place” Program for Seniors Announce New Hyde Park Winter Programming

North Hempstead, NY
As North Hempstead’s “groundbreaking “aging in place” program, Project Independence continue to expand its network of locations and menu of offerings, Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Angelo P. Ferrara, and the Town Board took the opportunity to remind New Hyde Park residents to take advantage of the program’s winter offerings.

If you want to learn how to reduce your electricity bills, monitor your blood pressure or even learn how to administer CPR, Project Independence has a program for you this winter.

Project Independence, which has satellite offices in Great Neck, Port Washington, the Roslyn area as well as New Hyde Park, is the Town of North Hempstead’s initiative designed to assist residents age 60 and older to remain in their own homes and familiar communities, with optimal health and well being, for as long as they wish.

Located at Clinton G. Martin Park at the intersection of Marcus Avenue and New Hyde Park Road, the New Hyde Park office—like all the others--is staffed by nurses and social workers who provide counseling, home visits for those who can’t get to the office, monitoring of chronic health conditions like hypertension and diabetes, medication management advice and many other services.

Following is the winter schedule.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012. 10:30 am. Clinton G. Martin Park LIPA REAP (Residential Energy Affordability Partnership) Program. Come and learn if you are eligible for the REAP program which will help you save on your electric bills.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012. 10:30 am. Clinton Martin Park Spinal Stenosis: Dr. Joseph Lee, MD, Physiatrist and an expert on Spine Rehabilitation, will discuss Stenosis and other spinal maladies. Bring your questions.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012. 10:30 am. Clinton Martin Park CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillation): Health Chat and Demonstration with Catherine Blotiau, Health Educator, Department of Public Health Education, North Shore/LIJ Health System.

Below is the schedule for Project Independence staff for both the greater New Hyde Park area and the FEGS NORC program (Lakeville Road on the west to Denton Avenue on the east, Union Turnpike and Marcus Avenue on the north to Jericho Turnpike on the south).

Blood pressure checks are generally available each day between 10am and noon. Since staff may be called away in emergencies, please dial 311 to make sure the staff person you wish to visit is in. Also, please call 311 to register for any of the community education offerings above.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Project Independence Social Worker Mark Meltzer is in

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
NORC Director Robin Tovell is in

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
NORC nurse Joanne Tricarico is in

Project Independence nurse Kathy Busardo is in

Project Independence nurse Kelly Steinmann

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