Senior Appreciation Week Health Fair Draws Crowds
Far Rockaway High School was the setting for the Senior Appreciation Week Health Fair on September 14. Seniors were able to receive diabetes, oral cancer and blood pressure screenings. There was also information on everything from insurance for Medicare recipients to the AARP’s 55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program.
Congressman Gregory Meeks, one of 14 elected Queens officials from all levels of Government, hosted the Health Fair.
"It’s an effort by all of the South East Queens electives to make sure that our seniors receive the kind of health care and get the kind of health evaluation that they need, and the best way to do it is to bring it to them," said Meeks, about the health fair. "We have various screenings and tests done so that [seniors] could have early diagnosis if there’s anything that needs to be done."
The health fair was one of many events scheduled to take place from September 13 to September 19 as a way as a way to honor seniors said State Senator Malcolm Smith.