FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2019
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng, Matt Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Town Hosts 5th Regional Aging In Place Conference & Expo
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, in coordination with Project Independence, recently hosted the 5th Regional Aging In Place Conference & Expo on Tuesday, October 29 at Harbor Links Golf Course. The conference is designed to provide vital information and a connection to services for the Town’s senior residents.
“It is a priority for me and my administration that we provide as many opportunities as possible for our seniors to remain here in North Hempstead and in their homes,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “I am proud of the incredible work done by our Project Independence team to put on yet another successful Aging In Place Conference for our residents.”
Attendees were given the opportunity to stop at vendor booths to learn about a variety of different subjects including healthcare systems, human services, transportation, housing, accessibility products and services, among many others. Additionally, attendees were able to attend two panel presentations which discussed veterans’ benefits and entitlements, and Medicare 2020 updates.
The conference was primarily sponsored by Northwell Health. Other sponsors included Parker Jewish Institutes, AgeWell New York, AARP, Ear Works, Ronald Fatoullah, Esq, Gurwin Family of Healthcare Services, and United Lifeline.
Project Independence currently has over 14,000 members and has provided nearly 295,000 taxi rides. Thus far in 2019, Project Independence has filled 15,000 requests for social workers and nurses, and filled over 1,000 requests for our Help at Home program. For more information about the services Project Independence provides, please call 516-869-6311.