FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2017
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng, Sam Marksheid, and Vicki DiStefano | (516) 869-7794
Project Independence’s Aging In Place Expo Draws More Than 500 Attendees
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Board Members Lee Seeman, Peter Zuckerman, Dina De Giorgio, Anna Kaplan and Viviana Russell; Town Clerk Wayne Wink; Tax Receiver Charles Berman; and hundreds of senior residents attended the 4th Regional Project Independence Aging in Place in Suburbia Conference and Expo, held at the Inn at New Hyde Park in New Hyde Park on November 1. The conference and expo was well-attended by more than 500 visitors, who stopped by the nearly 70 vendor booths and attended the variety of panel discussions that covered topics ranging from dating, integrative health and cultural wellness and Medicare Part B. The panel discussions were moderated by Larry Levy, the Executive Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University.
The expo was primarily sponsored by Northwell Health. Other sponsors & partners included AARP Long Island, United Adult Ministries, AgeWell New York, and National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, Glen Cover Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Gurwin Jewish, National Grid, Lynbrook, Marquis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
This year’s conference was titled “A Toolbox for Living Well” and provided seniors with importation information, new knowledge and gadgets to help facilitate aging in their own homes.
Project Independence currently has well over 10,000 members and last year celebrated a milestone of 100,000 round-trip taxi rides for its members.
Supervisor Judi Bosworth greets the Northwell representatives at the 4th Regional Project Independence Aging in Place in Suburbia Conference and Expo. Northwell was a major sponsor of the event.