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North Hempstead’s “Aging in Place” Initiative Hosts Informational Session on Diabetes


North Hempstead’s “Aging in Place” Initiative Hosts Informational Session on Diabetes


For Immediate Release                                    Media Contacts: Collin Nash or Sid Nathan

June 10, 2010                                                                      (516) 869-7794


North Hempstead, NY--Cognizant of the insidious nature of diabetes—a condition in which the quantity of glucose in the blood is dangerously elevated—the Town of North Hempstead’s “aging in place” initiative, Project Independence, is hosting an informational session designed to shed light on avoiding diabetes or coping with the disease.


The Project Independence presentation, “How Sweet is Your Blood? Prevention, Management, and Complications of Diabetes, will be held June, 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Port Washington Senior Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd.


“For this administration, the pursuit of the Project Independence mission is not only to help seniors remain in their own homes and communities as they age, but to help them achieve that goal while maintaining the healthiest lifestyle possible,” said Supervisor Jon Kaiman. “This informational session is one of an ongoing series designed to do just that.”


As America’s population of people 65 and older multiplies, experts say, the number of individuals with diabetes is expected to increase exponentially. The costs, the experts contend, are enormous, translating into diminished quality of life for individuals affected by the disease and burdening the nation financially to the tune of some $132 billion annually.


For more information on Project Independence or the diabetes informational session, please call 311.

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