“Healthy Living” Conference for Spanish-speaking Seniors

The 21st annual “Healthy Living” conference for Spanish-speaking seniors will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at White Plains Hospital. The free event for people 60 and older will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the hospital’s Marion W. Fried Auditorium, located at 41 E. Post Road in White Plains (entrance on Davis Avenue).

Registration is required for the conference.  To sign up, contact Corina Sonara at (914) 813-6393 or cdd2@westchestergov.com. Seniors who live in Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck and Port Chester who need transportation should also contact Sonara for bus reservations.

Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Topics covered at this year’s program will include preventive health care and fall prevention.

Dr. Sonia A. Velez, M.D., J.D., Director of Family Practice Residency Program, New York Medical College at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Yonkers, will speak about preventive health care for seniors. Dr. Howard Rosas, podiatrist with a private practice in New York City, will discuss foot care and fall prevention.

The conference was organized by members of the Coalition on Hispanic Aging. It is sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, White Plains Hospital, CenterLight Health System and Visiting Nurse Services Westchester. Visit www.westchestergov.com/seniors for more information on programs, benefits and services available to seniors in Westchester.

 

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