FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2015
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North Hempstead Project Independence Teams Up to Host 3rd “Aging in Place” Conference and Expo
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce the Town’s 3rd Regional Aging-In-Place Conference and Expo will be held on September 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury. The FREE event will be hosted by the Town’s Project Independence (PI) senior program, in partnership with the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. This year’s theme is “Living Better Today, Planning for Tomorrow.”
The conference will feature 100 exhibitors, all of whom serve the aging population with programs, products and services for the benefit of seniors. Project Independence staff will be on hand to talk about all the PI services and programs available to the senior residents of the Town including transportation programs (PI-taxi program and senior Town bus program), health and human services (nursing and social work), social activities, health-chats, fitness classes, advisory committees, and much more.
The program will include a morning presentation to be moderated by Lawrence Levy, Executive Dean of the National Center of Suburban Studies at Hofstra; New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, who will be the Keynote Speaker; and Supervisor Judi Bosworth who will address the conference.
Supervisor Bosworth said, “I invite you to attend the signature event for our innovative senior program Project Independence. This expo will give you the unique opportunity to speak to nearly 100 exhibitors, as well as to hear from a full lineup of experts who will help you achieve the goal of aging comfortably in your own home.”
Other than the Town of North Hempstead and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, sponsors include Parker Jewish Institute, North Shore LIJ, Age Well New York and PSEG Long Island.
The conference will feature FREE lunch and FREE transportation from various locations throughout the Town. Registration is required, so please call 311 to sign up for the event, and to find out bus pickup locations.
Supervisor Bosworth chats with seniors at the last “Aging in Place” conference.