Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to attend his annual Golden Gathering on Thursday, October 18th. The Golden Gathering will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

     The 2012 Golden Gathering will have over 100 exhibitors on hand to answer questions about a variety of issues, such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance.

     In addition, residents will be able to take advantage of a number of different programs and services, including:

     * No out of pocket cost flu & pneumonia vaccines provided by NuHealth (subject to availability, for individuals ages 60 and over)

     * Free blood pressure, chiropractic, and hearing screenings

     * Obtain or renew a passport (please call Senator Fuschillo's office for information about requirements)

     * Sit down one-on-one with a pharmacist to review and learn how your medications interact together (bring a list of the medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking)

     In cooperation with the Towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay and Babylon, as well as the Village of Massapequa Park, free transportation will be available from ten locations for seniors.

     Residents who need directions to the Freeport Recreation Center, information regarding transportation or have any other questions about the Golden Gathering should call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.

List of Exhibitors:

1 in 9/Hewlett House

50 Plus Lifestyles/Prime Time Travel Club


Adelphi University Hy Weinberg

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program

Adelphi University School of Nursing

American Airpower Museum

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Catholic Charities

Catholic Home Care, Goode Shepherd Hospice & CHS Home Support Services

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Dominican Village

EAC, Inc.

EAC, Inc./HEAP Program

Family and Children Association HEAP for Seniors and the Disabled

Farmingdale State College School of Nursing

Farmingdale State College School of Dentistry

Farmingdale State College Small Business Development Center

Freeport Chamber of Commerce

Freeport Fire Department

Freeport Police Department

Freeport Recreation Senior Citizen Center

GreenPath Debt Solutions

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind


Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Hofstra University Personal Achievement in Retirement

Internal Revenue Service

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Levittown Chiropractic Health Center of New York

LIJ-Hearing and Speech Center

Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation/Long Island Memory Center.

Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

Long Island Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank

Long Island Coalition for the Aging

Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau & Sports Commission

Long Island Power Authority

Long Island State Veterans Home

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

MADD Long Island Chapter

Mental Health Association of Nassau County

Mercy Medical Center

MTA-New York City Transit

Nassau Boces-Barry Tech

Nassau Community College

Nassau County American Legion

Nassau County Bar Association

Nassau County Department of Assessment

Nassau County Health and Human Services, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency Unit

Nassau County Department of Social Services

Nassau County District Attorney's Office

Nassau County Firefighter Museum and Education Center

Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs

Nassau County Office of the Aging

Nassau County Office of the Comptroller

Nassau County Office of the County Executive

Nassau County Senior I.D. Program

Nassau County Office of the Physically Challenged

Nassau County Police Department

Nassau County Veteran Services Agency

Nassau Health Care Corporation

Nassau Inter-County Express

National Government Services

New York City Poison Control Center

New York Power Authority

New York State Assemblyman Dave McDonough

New York State Assemblyman Joseph Saladino

New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt

New York State Comptroller's Office of Unclaimed Funds

Department of State-Division of Consumer Protection

New York State Department of Financial Services (Formerly NYS Banking & Insurance)

New York State Department of Labor

New York State Department of Parks and Recreation (Jones Beach State Park)

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

New York State Department of Transportation

New York State Division of Veterans Affairs

New York State Office of Emergency Management

New York State EPIC Program

New York State Office of the Attorney General

New York State Police

New York State Public Service Commission

North Shore-LIJ Home Care Network

Parker Jewish Community Health Programs

Rebuilding Together

RSVP of Nassau County

SafeGuard Credit Counseling Services, Inc.

South Nassau Communities Hospital

St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health

Suffolk County Office for the Aging

Suffolk County Police Department

Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island

Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Town of Hempstead Senior I.D. Program

Town of Hempstead Passport Services

Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes

Town of Hempstead Senior Enrichment

Town of Hempstead Housing Authority

Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community and Youth Services

Transit Solutions (program of LIRR/MTA)

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

United States Postal Inspection Service

United States Postal Service

Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island

Winthrop University Hospital

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