Sept. 25: Senior Health Fair To Be Held At Prospect Park Residence

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) September 17, 2010 - Prospect Park Residence, a full-service senior living community in Park Slope, will host a Senior Health Fair on Sat., Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which is being held in honor of Healthy Aging Month, will feature medical professionals offering information and advice for attendees.

    "This event provides an opportunity for area seniors and family members to speak with various local resources in one convenient location," said David Pomerantz, Executive Director at Prospect Park Residence. "The health screenings can alert seniors of potential health problems that should be discussed with their primary care physicians."

    The health fair will provide a variety of free health and wellness sessions and information. Attendees will also receive free gifts. Informative break-out sessions are as follows:

    11:15 a.m. - "The Facts and Myths about Diabetes" presented by Certified Diabetes Educator, Debra Gross, MS,RD, CDN

    1 p.m. - "Pet Therapy Teams: What They Are & How They Help" with Claire Cario, Executive Trainer with the Good Dog Foundation

    1:15 p.m. - "The Mouth Body Connection" with Dr. Arnold Liebman, DDS

    2 p.m. - "Identity Theft: What it Is, How It is Stolen & How to Protect Ourselves" will be presented by Eleanor Spring, Certified Fraud Investigator

    Free screenings being offered include balance screenings courtesy of FOX Rehab; mini oral health screenings provided by Dr. Arnold Liebman, D.D.S.; mini hand and chair massages courtesy of Licensed Massage Therapist, Lizet Rayside; and blood pressure screenings with a nurse from Prospect Park Residence Home Care among others. Information regarding Prospect Park Residence, including independent living, home health services, Essentia® Memory Care, Trial Stay and Respite Programs will also be available.

    Precision Pharmacy will be offering individual brown bag sessions throughout the fair. Bring your medications and supplements with you for a qualified pharmacist to review. This free service is designed to ensure safety, check for drug interactions, and make sure all expiration dates are acceptable. Health and wellness exhibitors will include physical, occupational and speech therapy information from FOX Rehab; The Alzheimer's Association; Caring Hospice; Brooklyn Public Library's Services to the Aging; a Diabetes Educator; medication interaction information with the Pharmacist; and long-term care insurance.

    Prospect Park Residence is located at One Prospect Park West and Union Street at Grand Army Plaza, directly across the street from Prospect Park. For more information, call (718) 622-8400 or visit

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