Senator Farley Announces Community Health Fair Slated for April 19th

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be co-hosting his annual health fair with Catholic Charities Family Room on Tuesday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the upper level of the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam.


"Called the Community Wellness Day, this event has always been successful in delivering information on services that local agencies provide to the public," Senator Farley said. The health fair is geared towards people of all ages and is set during the break week for local schools so families can participate.


Those unable to attend can call Senator Farley’s Amsterdam District Office at 843-2188 to obtain brochures. A list of helpful websites you may want to visit for healthy information is listed below.


Three government websites offer extensive information on a wide variety of topics, ranging from materials on healthy lifestyles to information on specific types of diseases.


For the NYS Health Department, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/


For the National Institutes of Health, visit http://www.health.nih.gov/


For the Centers for Disease Control, visit http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyLiving/


Information on Blood Pressure can be found at http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4473


Information on Diabetes can be found at http://www.diabetes.org/


Information on cancer-related issues can be found at the American Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.org/


For information on arthritis, visit the Arthritis Foundation at http://www.arthritis.org/


For summer and heat-related illnesses, visit http://womenshealth.about.com/od/commonhealthissues/a/staycoolsummer.htm


For more information on Lyme Disease, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lyme-disease/DS00116


Rabies is a concern for this time of year. For more information, visit http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/rabies.html


For fire safety information, visit http://www.firesafety.gov/


Senator Farley’s office has available a variety of printed brochures on health-related topics. Pick from the list below of what interests you and call Senator Farley’s Amsterdam District Office for free copies at (518) 843-2188.


* Safety Tips for Seniors: Prevent Falls


* Walk Aware: Pedestrian Safety Tips for Older Adults


* Focus on Wellness: Facts About Heart Disease


* Setting Your Course: What Older Adults Should Know About Health Care Choices


* Have Fun. Stay Fit! The New York State Senate Youth Fitness Campaign


* Keeping Your Kids Safe


* Know the Facts About Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses


* A Parent’s Guide: Protecting Your Child from Lead Poisoning


* Household Hazardous Waste: Alternatives for and Responsible Disposal of Household Hazardous Wastes


* Congenital Hypothyroidism


* Aware Prepare -- a brochure from the Health Department on preparing for disasters


* Rabies: What to Do if Bitten


* West Nile Virus: Fight the Bite


* This Is How Germs Spread ... It’s Sickening


* Dental Sealants


* Have You Planned Your Great Escape? (fire safety)


* Home Safe Home


* Can Your Home Pass the Sheriff’s 4 Minute Test?


 


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Agencies that are participating in 2011 Community Wellness Day include:


Senator Farley’s Office


The Family Room


Catholic Charities Prevention Education


Teens Against Gambling


Hispanic Outreach Services


Project Action of Hamilton, Fulton & Montgomery Counties


St. Mary’s Hospital


CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)


Tri-County Mediation


Reality Check of Hamilton, Fulton & Montgomery Counties


HFM Prevention Council


Fulmont Community Action Agency - WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)


Fulmont Community Action Agency - Wheels to Work


HealthLink Littauer


Montgomery County Domestic Violence Services


Montgomery County Nursing Services


Montgomery County Public Health


Montgomery County Office for the Aging


Home Health Care Partners


Listener’s Choice


Fidelis Care


MVP


CDPHP


Child Health Plus


Fulton County Public Health


Fulton County Office for the Aging


Community Health Center


Turning Point


The Family Counseling Center


Fulton - Montgomery Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force


Cancer Services Program of Fulton & Montgomery Counties


Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York


AAA Northway


Red Ribbon Partnership


New York Oncology Hematology


The Community Hospice


National Grid


Aids Council


American Cancer Society


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton & Montgomery Counties


4-H


Northeast Parent & Child Society


Parent to Parent of NYS


NYS Comptroller’s Office


United HealthCare


Doodles the Clown


AVON


Amsterdam Free Library


NAMI


Veterans Services of Montgomery County


Gentiva Health Care


Primerica


MoJo, Amsterdam Mohawk baseball team's mascot


New York State Troopers


Suicide Prevention oCenter of New York


Ortho Medical Products


New Deminsions inHealth Care


GAVAC


Bryant & Stratton College

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