NYFS Wellness Resource Health Fair
Check out the NYFS Bronx Wellness Resource Health Fair that took place at Bronx Boro Hall in partnership with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.. and Senior Whole Health Deputy Boro President Aurelia Greene speaks about seniors staying active.
Posted by New York for Seniors on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Recently, the New York for Seniors Wellness and Resource Health Fair at Bronx Borough Hall, in partnership with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and Senior Whole Health, was a hit with the seniors.
“Events like this are important for us seniors, because we sometimes forget some of these things (available resources). These events let us know about the food content, and how bad or good it is for you. We need to know that now so we can live a little bit longer”, stated senior, America Ortiz.
Seniors from various RAIN senior centers throughout the Bronx were in attendance, as well as seniors from as far as East Brooklyn.
Event supporters included Access-A-Ride, Edison Home Care, EPIC, Department of Aging, Department of Health, Neighborhood SHOP, and others.
Frances Best, a representative from Senior Whole Health, stated, “This event is very important to us. We get a chance to give back to the community and give resources to seniors that they might not know they qualify for”.
Deputy Bronx Borough President, Aurelia Greene, summed it all up when she stated, “..if you can get out of bed, you can dance. Seniors don’t really have access to know where to go and how to access resources, so events like this gives them that opportunity. It is important that seniors recognize that they need to be out. They need to communicate. They shouldn’t stay harbored in the house unless it is absolutely necessary.”
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