HEALTH AND FITNESS ACTIVITIES
The Nassau County Office for the Aging provides funding for health and fitness experts to offer programs at a variety of senior citizen multi-purpose centers and nutrition programs throughout Nassau County. Services include nurse/health educators who provide health assessments and health promotion education, and fitness experts who provide classes in exercise, dancercize, tai chi, and yoga. For information on activities and schedules, contact:
50 Clinton Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM
Influenza immunizations are given each year at many physicians’ offices, and at local hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies/stores. Contact your local provider for information on availability and any required fees.
COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM
All Senior Community Service Centers offer health maintenance programs. A registered nurse is available to conduct health assessments and blood pressure screenings. Please click here for Senior Center locations.
CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Six Weeks to a Healthier You is a chronic disease self management program run by peer leaders. Participants meet once a week for two and a half hours over a period of six weeks. Sessions cover subjects including: dealing with difficult emotions; healthy food choices; maintaining and improving strength and flexibility; effective communication with family, friends and physicians; and evaluating new health treatments. One main focus of the program is to inspire participants to have more positive attitudes and to be more proactive in creating healthier experiences. A second goal is to encourage participants to have an optimistic outlook of their condition(s) and the challenges it presents. This program is open to Nassau County residents aged 60 and older with chronic condition(s), or to individuals who care for an older person with a chronic condition(s).
For further information, please call: (516) 539-0150.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The Nassau County Office for the Aging, in cooperation with St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Professions, schedules medication management presentations for older persons at different locations during the year. These medication management presentations review drug interactions, side effects, and risks associated with taking prescription medications with over-the-counter medications. Presentations are then followed by individualized review sessions. Interested individuals are asked to bring all of their prescription and over-the-counter medications in the original containers on an appointed date. Pharmacology students review the medications to determine any potential problems, including possible side effects due to drug interactions and allergic reactions.
For further information, call: (516) 539-0150.