YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Seniors joined state Sen. Terrence Murphy and state Assemblyman Kevin Byrne on Thursday, May 25, for a senior health fair at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center.
Local healthcare experts provided free health screenings, including BMI and osteoporosis evaluations; blood pressure checks; and blood sugar testing. Specialists also answered questions on tick bites, summer health safety and ear infections.
As an added service, seniors were encouraged to bring their unwanted or expired medications to the health fair for disposal as part of the “Shed the Meds” program sponsored by Murphy and the Yorktown Police Department.
“Our seniors are an essential part of our community,” Murphy said. “Our goal today was to provide them with a full range of services and options to improve their health. This resource fair will help connect seniors with organizations that can help them remain healthy and independent, not only through the hot days of summer that lie ahead, but for the rest of the year as well.”
Byrne added, “It is an honor to work with Sen. Murphy to host this great event bringing resources directly to seniors in our community. As the ranking member of the Assembly’s Aging Committee, I work with legislators of all parties to find ways we can help provide better services for our seniors. Increasing access and raising awareness for the programs many of the agencies and vendors attending provide is one more way we get to do that.”