Seven-year-old Wendy Pocasangre gave a smile as the face painter provided by Healthfirst added the finishing touches.
St. John’s annual health fair was attended by hundreds of people on Sunday, June 27 at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, 1920 New Haven Avenue, Far Rockaway. Many came for the health screenings for high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, eyes and feet, and for body mass index measurements, health education and much more. Others brought their families to enjoy the balloon animals, bounces, clowns, and painting workshop.
The event was held in conjunction with the International Feast held by Saint Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude’s Churches. The fair was a great success, thanks to the many staff members who volunteered their time and energy for this community health project.
They came representing many Hospital departments including: Administration, Community Mental Health Center, Engineering, Family Practice, Family Resource Center, Hemodialysis, Housekeeping, Imaging, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Podiatry, Respiratory, Risk Management, Volunteers, Wound Care Center and Bishop MacLean Nursing Home.
Far Rockaway resident Maura Parada has her body mass index measured by nutritionist Stephanie Cordaro, RD, at the health fair.
Liz Gallo, RN, screens Far Rockaway resident Angel Garcia for high cholesterol at the health fair held by St. John’s Episcopal Hospital on Sunday, June 27.
Enjoying the painting workshop for children were “Little Roger” the clown, seven-yearold Johnny Taylor and Michele Taylor at the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital health. The painting workshop was provided by Art is Good. More information about Art is Good may be found at http://www.timkellyartist.com/artisgood_home.html
Ophthalmologist Tatyana Serednyakova, DO, conducts an eye screening on Diana Torobarina at the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital health fair at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church.
At the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital health fair, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation gave out literature on back pain. The staff included (from left to right): volunteer Batya Shiffeldrim; Farhat Shaikh, PT, MSPT, director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Patrick Sullivan, chief operating officer; and Hana Ilan, MD, chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.