FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2013
Town Board Presents Project Independence Community Resource Fair
MEDIA CONTACTS: Collin Nash, Ryan Mulholland, & Sam Marksheid | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY – Mindful that families need help navigating the vast network of services available to seniors, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announce that North Hempstead’s groundbreaking “aging in place” initiative, Project Independence is hosting an event designed to give them a one-stop venue for information and education on senior care.
The Project Independence Community Resource Fair will be held July 19th at the Great Neck Senior Center, 80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck. It will run from 11:00 am to 2:00pm.
Exhibitors include St. Francis Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Great Neck Historical Society, the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, NYS Department of Health, Abilities Inc., the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, AAA, Nutri Source, Great Neck Family Foot Care, Laffey Fine Homes Senior Real Estate Specialists , Harvest Houses, Captel Phones, Karl Loshak LTC, Metro Physical Therapy, Family & Children’s Association and the Great Neck Arts Council among many others.
“Our ultimate goal with Project Independence is to enable seniors to live as independently as possible,” said Supervisor Jon Kaiman. “This resource fair is aimed at providing them with the information they need to help them live happier and healthier lives in their communities.”
North Hempstead’s Project Independence connects seniors and their families to a host of services and providers including visiting nurses, social workers, handymen, taxi transportation for medical visits and food shopping. It also provides recreational and educational programs.
By simply dialing 311, a resident can connect with a Project Independence staffer, who will help them find answers to a particular question, track down information or tap into valuable services such as health screenings, immunizations and information about managing medications. Project Independence also offers caregiver support, support groups for those coping with illness, depression or loss, as well as volunteer opportunities.
Residents are invited to visit the fair where attendees will be treated to a light lunch and have their name entered in a raffle drawing.
To register, or to get more information, please call 311.