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Town of North Hempstead’s “Aging in Place” Senior Initiative Debuts on Radio


For Immediate Release                                                                            Media Contacts: Collin Nash, Sid Nathan, and Jason Elan
September 23, 2011                                                                                                                                                        (516) 869-7794

Town of North Hempstead’s “Aging in Place” Senior Initiative Debuts on Radio
North Hempstead, NYProject Independence, North Hempstead’s groundbreaking “aging in place” program for seniors continues to expand its network of locations across the Town, Supervisor Jon Kaiman, the Town Board and the Department of Services for the Aging announced the debut of a two-hour radio program devoted to the needs and interests of older residents.

The program, “Project Independence and You” aired for the first time Sept. 23 on the C.W.Post radio station WCWP Radio—88.1 FM.

“Our goal in the Town is for Project Independence, already recognized nationally, to become a household name,” said Supervisor Kaiman. “I am extremely proud to be able to provide for our residents yet another source of information that promises to not only educate but also entertain. I encourage everyone to tune in.”

Hosted by Project Independence, the program will air every Friday morning from 10:00am to noon and features experts discussing a wide array of topics, including services designed to help seniors stay in their own homes, the latest health care news and information about transportation services.

The program will also be accessible via pod cast on the Project Independence website.

Motivated by North Hempstead’s skyrocketing senior population, Supervisor Kaiman developed Project Independence to help support and empower seniors by providing an array of services through partnerships with government, service providers, businesses and the local community.

Plans to regionalize the program has to date resulted in four locations, New Hyde Park, Great Neck, Port Washington and the Roslyn area. Three more locations are in the works.
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