2004-06-25 / Community

Women’s Health Fair Brings Screenings To Far Rockaway

Contributing Editor
By Miriam Rosenberg

Women’s Health Fair Brings Screenings To Far Rockaway


Hugh Hansen, 84, is greeted by City Councilman James Sanders, Jr. as Hansen waits on line to have his blood checked by a RN from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.Hugh Hansen, 84, is greeted by City Councilman James Sanders, Jr. as Hansen waits on line to have his blood checked by a RN from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.

By Miriam Rosenberg

Contributing Editor

The Caribbean Women’s Health Association sponsored a health fair at St. Mary’s of the Sea Church in Far Rockaway on June 19. There were blood pressure and glucose screenings by an RN from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, and informational tables from such organizations as the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Queens Comprehensive Perinatal Council, Queens Legal Services and the New York City Fire Department.


Arlene Hill, an RN at St. John’s, checks Reycria de la Cruz’s blood pressure. Hill said that by 2pm she had seen about 50 people and had referred a few to the hospital for high blood pressure and high blood sugar.Arlene Hill, an RN at St. John’s, checks Reycria de la Cruz’s blood pressure. Hill said that by 2pm she had seen about 50 people and had referred a few to the hospital for high blood pressure and high blood sugar.Christina Dupree (11), Domonique Gresham (4), Monee Hamlet (9) and Tiffany Matthews (13) show off face and body painting for The Wave’s camera.Christina Dupree (11), Domonique Gresham (4), Monee Hamlet (9) and Tiffany Matthews (13) show off face and body painting for The Wave’s camera.

Jim Herold, a retired New York City firefighter, speaks with children about the many fire dangers that can be found in a home as they go through the FDNY’s Fire Safety Activity Coloring Book.Jim Herold, a retired New York City firefighter, speaks with children about the many fire dangers that can be found in a home as they go through the FDNY’s Fire Safety Activity Coloring Book.Attorney Cindy Katz (left), of Queens Legal Services, talks with two of the many people who stopped by the table to ask about the services the organization offers.Attorney Cindy Katz (left), of Queens Legal Services, talks with two of the many people who stopped by the table to ask about the services the organization offers.

Some neighborhood children pass the time during the health fair with a game of jump rope.Some neighborhood children pass the time during the health fair with a game of jump rope.

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