Cortlandt, N.Y. – (4/26/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) teamed up with Hudson Valley Hospital Center to offer seniors the perfect opportunity to take care of their health with a “Spring Check Up” Senior Health Fair. The fair was hosted on April 26 at the Muriel Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt Manor.
“I am so happy to team up with Hudson Valley Hospital to offer these great services to our senior citizens. I would like to thank all the vendors that attended to provide their services to the seniors, especially the great folks from the Cortlandt Manor Shop Rite for donating breakfast for all those that attended,” said Senator Ball. “I always enjoy the opportunity to spend time with the seniors in my community. I am working to secure needed funding for senior programs throughout the district, I’m also fighting to freeze school taxes for seniors and constantly working to support the concerns of individual constituents throughout my district.”
“As a community hospital, we are as committed to preventing illnesses as we are to treating them,’’ said John Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “The Fair provides a place for seniors to get free health screenings and information and to speak with doctors and other health practitioners in one location close to home. We are proud to team up with Senator Ball and provide this community resource.”
More than 35 vendors showed up to offer various services to the seniors that attended. Health professionals offered cholesterol and blood pressure screenings and exhibitors were also on hand to offer health and consumer information and with free give outs!
“We are so fortunate to have Hudson Valley Hospital Center in our community, they are terrific. Thank you to all the venders that are here today, I see a lot of familiar faces that come back every year to education our senior citizens, we are very grateful for them,” said Town of Cortlandt Supervisor Linda D. Puglisi. “I would also like to thank Senator Ball for hosting this event for us every year.”
“I had a great time and really enjoyed this health fair. Greg is such a giving person, he gives to seniors, gives to veterans and has such a lovely and helpful staff,” said George Ondeck of Peekskill. “The Hudson Valley Hospital Center is the best in the county, there is no better hospital.”
“I think it’s wonderful to inform people of all the services available here in the community especially because many seniors don’t get out enough to learn about these services,” said Ann Kaufmann of Yorktown. “Senator Ball has been great all along, he works with all groups including the seniors.”
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.