Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) speaks with one of the many local senior citizens who attended his Golden Gathering at the Freeport Recreation Center.
Over 1,200 senior citizens from Nassau and Suffolk Counties recently came to the Freeport Recreation Center to take part in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.’s annual Golden Gathering.
During Senator Fuschillo’s Golden Gathering, seniors were able to receive free health care services, such as flu & pneumonia vaccinations provided by Nassau Health Care Corporation, blood pressure screenings, and hearing tests. Over 100 different government and local nonprofit organizations were also on hand to provide information about programs and services of which senior citizens could take advantage.
The Towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and Babylon provided seniors with free transportation to the event.
"The Golden Gathering offered seniors an easy and convenient way to take advantage of a variety of services all under one roof. Whether it was getting health care screenings or learning about different programs, the Golden Gathering had something for everyone," said Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick). "I am pleased that so many seniors were able to access these important services."
Seniors who were unable to attend Senator Fuschillo’s Golden Gathering but would like more information about the programs and services that were offered can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630 or email him through his website, fuschillo.nysenate.gov.