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NWH, State Officials Offer Free Senior Checkups At Health And Wellness Fair

Seniors can receive a free health screening courtesy of Northern Westchester Hospital this month.
Seniors can receive a free health screening courtesy of Northern Westchester Hospital this month. Photo Credit: Northern Westchester Hospital

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- In partnership with New York State Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblyman David Buchwald, Northern Westchester Hospital will host a free Senior Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Chappaqua Crossing in Chappaqua. 

Pharmacists, dietitians, yoga instructors, nurses, doctors, and many more will be on hand to share their expertise and advice, as well as conduct health screenings.

“Northern Westchester Hospital is inspired to host the Senior Health & Wellness Fair for seniors as well as their caregivers," said Maria Simonetti, Director of Community Health Education & Outreach at Northern Westchester Hospital. "Our goal is to empower seniors in the community by raising awareness about their health, and to prevent chronic conditions from worsening.”

“As we continue to celebrate our Centennial, we are so grateful for the support this year of New York State Senator Terrence Murphy and New York State Assemblyman David Buchwald," she said. "We are all committed to the health and wellness of our entire community.” 

Activities will include:

  • Pharmacy Brown Bag – bring your current medications and a NWH pharmacist will review the benefits as well as anything that should be avoided while taking medication;
  • First Aid & Emergency Preparedness Tips
  • Balance & Falls Prevention
  • Chair Yoga/Stretching
  • Nutritional Counseling & Food Demonstration by Registered Dietitians
  • Blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels screening
  • Osteoporosis/bone density tests

“One of my primary concerns is improving the quality of life for our senior citizens,” said Murphy. “We want to recognize the many contributions senior citizens have made to our community through the years by showing them the services that are available to them as they get older. This health and wellness fair will help connect seniors with organizations and services that can help them remain healthy and independent.”

“I am pleased to be working with Northern Westchester Hospital to bring the Senior Health & Wellness Fair to our community once again,” said Assemblyman David Buchwald of Mount Kisco. “This fair provides resources for seniors, families and caregivers alike. Northern Westchester Hospital deserves great credit for sponsoring this effort to address the broader health care needs of senior citizens.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact nurse Margaret Ribaudo at