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Suffolk Legislator Sarah Anker Hosts Senior Health Fair

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On Friday, June 16th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and the Stony Brook Trauma Center hosted a Senior Health and Wellness Expo at St. Mark’s Church in Shoreham.

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Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and the Stony Brook Trauma Center hosted a Senior Health and Wellness Expo.

Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker

Shoreham, NY - June 22, 2017 - On Friday, June 16th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and the Stony Brook Trauma Center hosted a Senior Health and Wellness Expo at St. Mark’s Church in Shoreham. Among the services offered at the expo were free health and balance screenings by Stony Brook Medicine, free senior identification cards from the Sheriff’s Office, and refreshments provided by Super Foodtown of Rocky Point. The Suffolk County Police were also present for Operation Medicine Cabinet, a drug take-back program that allows resident to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications.
 

Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker having her blood pressure taken at the Senior Health and Wellness Expo at St. Mark’s Church in Shoreham. Photo Credit: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker
 
“I am pleased to partner with Stony Brook Trauma Center for another successful Senior Health and Wellness Expo,” said Legislator Anker. “The large turnout shows how important it is to provide this type of venue. There are many free health programs offered throughout Suffolk County and the expo provides a wonderful forum for residents to learn about these services.”
 
The vendors who attended to provide information included the Stony Brook Trauma Center, the Stony Brook Vascular Department, the Stony Brook Heart Failure Unit, Suffolk County Office for the Aging, Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Department of Social Services, Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, AARP, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Suffolk Independent Living Organization, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Touro Law, Northwell Health, Rite Aid, and the Office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
 
For more information about the event or the resources available to senior citizens in Suffolk County, please contact Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600 or email ContactLegislatorAnker@suffolkcountyny.gov.