Parker Jewish Institute and AgeWell New York representatives greeted thousands of visitors when it sponsored a week of the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Senior Enrichment Summer Beach Program at Lido Beach, from July 22 through July 26.
Nearly 500 seniors attended the event each day and were provided free, round-trip transportation from the Town. The week was filled with healthy living activities, including a daily concert, Tai Chi, arts and crafts, line dancing, swimming, bocce and more. Experts were on hand to inform attendees about the services and programs available to them.
Speakers included Robert Sabella of Parker Jewish Institute and Chris Demers of AgeWell New York. After the presentations, Sabella answered questions about Parker’s skilled nursing facility as well as its community programs, including Parker’s social adult day care center, and free services through Parker’s “Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands,” a community program for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Also of interest was “Parker At Your Door,” a medical house-call program available in Queens and Nassau counties.
Demers addressed questions about Medicare as well as managed long-term care and prescription drug plan options and how these tools help to maintain overall health and well-being.
“Parker’s mission is to deliver superior health care as well as to serve as a leader in providing resources and education to older adults and their families in the community,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker’s president and CEO.
The information was well-received by attendees.
“Seniors and family members are always grateful to learn about the services available through Parker, many of which are free,” Sabella said. “Any service that we can provide that doesn’t cost them money is very advantageous.”