FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2022
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
North Hempstead’s Project Independence to Partner with St. Francis Hospital to Provide Residents with FREE Health Screening
St. Francis Hospital Outreach Bus to Visit Locations within the Town
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the North Hempstead Town Board are proud to announce that Project Independence, the Town’s innovative aging-in-place initiative, is once again partnering with St. Francis Hospital’s Community Outreach Program to provide residents with free health screenings.
“The Town is so proud to partner with St. Francis Hospital to protect the health and wellness of our older residents through these free health screenings,” Supervisor DeSena said. “Project Independence is an innovative ageing-in-place initiative that helps support our senior residents who wish to continue living in their own homes and communities as they get older. Community outreach programs such as this one offered through Project Independence and St. Francis Hospital help further the Town’s goal of affording the ability to age-in-place for any of our older residents who wish to do so.”
The screenings, which will be offered at the St. Francis Outreach Bus, will include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure screening, a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes screening with appropriate patient education and referrals as needed for clients above the age of 18.
All screenings will be following New York State and CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Patients will be required to wear a mask and will be asked to clean their hands with hand sanitizer prior to each screening. Additionally, patients will be asked COVID-19 screening questions and have their temperature checked before screenings.
Screenings will be held on:
Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury
Friday, April 8, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park
Monday, May 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Washington Adult Activities Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave, Great Neck
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Magnolia Gardens, 899 Broadway, Westbury
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fuschillo Park, Carle Road at Broadmoor Lane, Carle Place
Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Manhasset Valley Residence, 155 East Shore Road, Manhasset
Dates and protocols are subject to change. Please call 311 or (516) 869-6311 before going to a location.