2007-04-20 / Community

SJEH, JASA Join On Senior Memory

Many seniors worry about forgetfulness. They often think that forgetfulness may be a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. To help address some of these questions, St. John's Ambulatory Care at JASA and Healthfirst Medicare Plan will conduct memory screenings on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The memory screening will be provided free of charge. St. John's Ambulatory Care at JASA (Jewish Association for Services for the Aged) is located at 131 Beach 19th Street in Far Rockaway.

"A memory screening offers an opportunity to ask a doctor questions about the memory losses that you or a loved one may be experiencing," said Dmitriy Elkin, MD, who is an internist at St. John's Ambulatory Care at JASA. "We can also provide more information about prevention of memory loss, as well as treatment options."

For more information about the memory screening or about St. John's Ambulatory Care at JASA please call 718-869-8282. St. John's Ambulatory Care is affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

Healthfirst was established in 1993, and is currently owned by 39 of the most prestigious and nationally recognized hospitals and medical centers in New York City and Long Island.

Healthfirst has over 440,000 members and a network of more than 22,000 participating physicians and specialists located in the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island. In addition to the existing service areas of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Quens, Healthfirst Medicare Plan has expanded its service area into Nassau County.

For more information about Healthfirst Medicare Plan, please call 1-877-237-1303, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., or visit the website at www.healthfirstny.com.

For hearing or speech impaired call TTY1-800-662-1220.

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