2012-07-06 / Community

St.John’s Holds Successful Health Fair


Nutritionist Claudia Santos, RD, (center) from Bishop MacLean Nursing Home spoke about good nutrition with Ona Natter of Far Rockaway while Jean Claude Trevot, Dietary Department, looked on. Nutritionist Claudia Santos, RD, (center) from Bishop MacLean Nursing Home spoke about good nutrition with Ona Natter of Far Rockaway while Jean Claude Trevot, Dietary Department, looked on. St. John’s Episcopal Hospital hosted its annual health fair on Sunday, June 17 at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, 1920 New Haven Avenue, Far Rockaway.

More than 250 people attended the health fair, with more than 140 people screened for high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose, as well as eyes, and body fat percentage. Others spoke with health specialists and took away education about good nutrition, chemical dependency, nursing services, walking programs, and getting better access to health care through Healthfirst.

Approximately 50 people from St. John’s volunteered their time and demonstrated their commitment to health of the community.

They represented a wide array of health care disciplines including Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Nutrition, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hemodialysis, Nursing, Family Resource Center, Volunteers, Pathology, Psychiatry, Imaging, and Risk Management.



Dr. Hal Schwartzstein screened Ed Povitch of Belle Harbor. Dr. Hal Schwartzstein screened Ed Povitch of Belle Harbor.

Rockaway resident Zuleema Rivera has her cholesterol and glucose levels screened at the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital health fair held on Sunday, June 17. Rockaway resident Zuleema Rivera has her cholesterol and glucose levels screened at the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital health fair held on Sunday, June 17.

Discussing her screening results was Gemma Joseph of Arverne (left) with Dr. Romeena Tejiram at the health fair. Discussing her screening results was Gemma Joseph of Arverne (left) with Dr. Romeena Tejiram at the health fair.

Abel Andino had his blood pressure screened by Dr. Julianne Tropel Abel Andino had his blood pressure screened by Dr. Julianne Tropel

Little Roger the Clown demonstrated some skateboarding. Little Roger the Clown demonstrated some skateboarding.

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