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     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is encouraging residents to mark their calendars for his annual Golden Gathering on Thursday, October 17th. The event 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 Golden Gathering provides a variety of programs, services and information about a variety of issues such as health and nutrition, consumer protection, public safety, and insurance from over 100 government and non-profit agencies. A list of the exhibitors is available at the bottom of the page.

     Programs and services offered at the Golden Gathering will include:

     • Free flu & pneumonia vaccinations (provided by NuHealth for residents ages 60 and over, subject to availability);

     • Free blood pressure, hearing, and chiropractic screenings;

     • Mammography screenings (requires an appointment – call Senator Fuschillo’s office for more information);

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

     • Review and learn about medication interaction with a pharmacist (bring a list of medications, vitamins, and supplements being taken).

     The Towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay and Babylon, as well as the Village of Massapequa Park, will be providing free transportation for seniors from 10 different locations. 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  participating exhibitors:

1 in 9/Hewlett House

50 Plus Lifestyles/Prime Time Travel Club

AARP

Adelphi Hy Weinberg Center

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program

Adelphi University School of Nursing

American Red Cross

Broadlawn Manor

Catholic Charities Senior Case Management

Catholic Home Services Continuing Care

Catholic Home Services Home Support Services

Catholic Charities 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 Institute for Learning in Retirement

Farmingdale State College School of Nursing

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

GuildNet

Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Healthfirst-Senior Health Partners

Janet and John Raggio Nephrology Institute-North Shore LIJ Health System

Levittown Chiropractic Health Center of New York

LIJ-Hearing and Speech Center

Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

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-Metro Card Mobile Sales-New York City Transit

Museum of American Armor

Nassau Boces-Barry Tech

Nassau Community College

Nassau County Bar Association

Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Nassau County Department of Assessment

Nassau County Department of Health

Nassau County Department of Social Services

Nassau County District Attorney's Office

Nassau County Firefighter Museum and Education Center

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

Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs

Nassau County Office of the Aging Employment Unit

Nassau County Office of the Aging

Nassau County Office of the Comptroller

Nassau County Office of the County Executive

Nassau County Office of the County Executive's Senior I.D. Program

Nassau County Office of the Physically Challenged

Nassau County Police Department

Nassau Health Care Corporation

Nassau Inter-County Express

National Government Services

New York City Poison Control Center

New York Power Authority

New York State Department of Financial Services

New York State Department of Labor

New York State Department of Parks and Recreation

New York State Department of State-Division of Consumer Protection

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

New York State Division of Veteran Affairs

New York State EPIC Program

New York State Office of Emergency Management

New York State Office of the Attorney General

New York State Police

New York State Public Service Commission

North Shore-LIJ Home Care Network/North Shore-LIJ EMS

Salvation Army/Freeport Senior Community Service Center

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 Clerk's Senior ID Program

Town of Hempstead Clerk's Passport Program

Town of Hempstead Housing Authority

Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation

Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes

Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment

Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community Services

Transit Solutions (program of LIRR/MTA)

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

United States Postal Inspection Service

Winthrop University Hospital