Neighbors Link community center will present its annual Family Health Day for low-income area residents on Sunday, December 9, 2012, from 12:00 to 3:00pm. The event will feature medical screenings and health information, as well as food and clothing resources for those in need.
Family Health Day is presented by Neighbors Link in cooperation with community partners Northern Westchester Hospital and Open Door Family Medical Center. Organizations and individuals throughout the Northern Westchester community contribute to the event by donating warm winter clothing and outerwear and non-perishable grocery items for distribution to families in need. (To make a donation, please contact Gayle Hudson, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com, or 914-666-3410 ext. 16).
“Family Health Day is an important event in the Neighbors Link community and key to our mission to support and strengthen families,” said Carola Otero Bracco, Executive Director, Neighbors Link. “Educating constituents about critical health issues and empowering them with vital medical information and resources contributes significantly to the wellness and stability of the families we serve.”
Family Health Day will feature a variety of health services, including screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and vascular disease, adult flu shots, breast exams, and a broad range of health and nutrition information. Medical professionals, including a pediatrician will be on hand to answer questions and provide referrals for a number of health issues, according to Maria Simonetti, Community Educator, Northern Westchester Hospital. An anti-tobacco table will be available and a registered dietician will answer questions for adults and children. A Children’s Program will include childcare and craft activities presented by Neighbors Link and Northern Westchester Hospital staff. Refreshments will be provided and a large selection of donated goods, including non-perishable food and clothing, will be distributed.
Neighbors Link information
Neighbors Link (www.neighborslink.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community center with a mission to strengthen the whole community through the healthy integration of immigrants. Neighbors Link provides education and employment opportunities to immigrant families and individuals in Northern Westchester NY. We are located at 27 Columbus Avenue in Mount Kisco, NY 10549.