Senator Alesi To Sponsor 17th Annual Health And Fitness Fair

James S. Alesi

September 20, 2006

Senator Jim Alesi (R/C-Perinton), continuing his efforts to bring free health services to local residents, will be hosting his 17th annual Family Health and Fitness Fair this year. The event will take place on Thursday, October 5th at the Dome Center in Henrietta, and is open to the public between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Parking and admission for the health fair will be free of charge.

Attendees of the health fair will find a wide variety of free services offered by area health providers. In addition to screenings and testings for high blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, skin cancer, glaucoma, and vision and hearing, the health fair will provide individuals with a mini-bone density scan for osteoporosis, a foot evaluation, a mini-stress test to challenge strength, balance and flexibility, and much more.

The program for the 17th Annual Family Health & Fitness Fair is as follows:


Open to the public and all healthcare professionals

Seminar Room 1

11:00-11:50 Urinary Incontinence: The Myth and the Truth. Urinary incontinence is a common problem that most people don't talk about. You will learn the anatomy and functions of the GU tract, as well as the types of incontinence with common treatments. Presenter: Beth Schempp, RN, BSN,CWOCN, Visiting Nurse Services.

Sponsored by Strong Health.

12:00-12:50 Medicare 101: The ABC's and D of Medicare. Presenter: Ron Brandweir, HIICAP Coordinator.

1:00- 1:50 Optimal Health with Chiropractic: Maintain the health of your spine and nervous system naturally, with chiropractic. Presenter: Dr. Sarah Stacer, Advanced Family Chiropractic.

2:00- 2:50 Your Aging Bones: Preventing Fractures. We will discuss basic bone health and how to prevent fractures. You will also learn what to do if you fall or may have suffered a fracture. Presenters: Stephen Kates, MD and Daniel Mendelson, MD Co-Directors, Geriatric Fracture Center at Highland Hospital. Sponsored by Strong Health.

3:00- 3:50 Health Care, Asset Protection and Long Term Care Insurance. Program highlights: Learn the difference between Health Care and Long-Term Care; How to avoid being forced to sell your assets to qualify for Medicaid; Review the new and more restrictive Medicaid Eligibility and Asset Transfer Rules; Learn the benefits of the four New York State Partnrship for Long-Term Care Plans. Presented by: Stephen M. Polizzi, CMFC, CRPS, CLTC.

Seminar Room 2

11:00-11:50 Veteran's Administration Benefits: Information you can use on the VA geriatric progrrams and information about the enrollment process. Presenter: Nina Mottern, RN, GEC Care Coordinator.

12:00-12:50 Healthy Eating: This class explains how to make practical changes in eating to improve one's health. You will learn what to eat to lower cholesterol, strengthen bones, reduce arthritic pain, and prevent diabetes. Practice in label reading will be covered. Presenter: Jane Braband, RD, CDN, Registered Dietician with Lifetime Care.

1:00- 1:50 First Aid, Breathing and Cardiac Emergencies: An informational presentation covering the basics of caring for an injured or ill person until medical help arrives. Topics include how to recognize a life-threatening emergency; what to do if someone is having difficulty breathing; concious choking; signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke; and what to do for common household injuries. You will see demonstrations of Adult CPR and an AED, and steps for bleeding control. The presenter will be a Red Cross certified FA/CPR/AEd instructor. Sponsored by: American Red Cross. This is not a certification course.

2:00- 2:50 Navigating the Maze of Senior Living Options: Are you confused by the different senior living choices out there? Our discussion will provide information and answers to questions related to the complex issues you may be facing in ""Navigating the Maze."" Presenter: James Wood, MD, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester Dept. of Medicine, Geriatrics Division; Medical Director of the Highlands Living Center. Sponsored by Strong Health

**Flu Shots**

We accept most, but not all major insurances. ""Remember to bring your insurance card."" Provided by Health Checkpoint of the Uof R School of Nursing and Strong Health.

For eligibility restrictions, see Health Fair insert in Monday, October 2, Democrat and Chronicle

2006 Exhibitors

AARP – New York
Access Lifts & Ramps, Inc.
Advanced Family Chiropractic
Advanced Foot Care Center
Advanced Hearing Center
AIDS Community Health Center
Alzheimer's Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter
AORN of Upstate NY
Arthritis Foundation/Upstate New York Chapter
Ashton Place Senior Living Community
Associated Health Care
At Your Service
Atria Senior Living Group
Bayer Health Care
Baywinde Senior Living Community
Better Business Bureau
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Bryant & Stratton College
Campanella Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Catholic Family Center
Catholic Family Center/Healthy Sisters' Soup & Bean Works
Center for Primary Care
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
CP Rochester Clinical Services
DePaul National Council and Drug Dependence, Rochester Area
DePaul Senior Living Communities
Dept. of Nursing, SUNY College at Brockport
Doyle Security & Medical Monitoring
Ecoquest — Take Control Healthy Living Technologies
Edward Jones
Emeritus Living Center
Employment World
Environmental Health Solutions
Episcopal Senior Life Communities
Evarts Joint Center
Everdry Waterproofing of Upstate New York
Eyes on Rochester
Fair Housing Enforcement Project of MCLAC
Fairport Baptist Home
Falun Dafa
Ferris Hills at West Lake
Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services
Finger Lakes Times Health Magazine
Fonte Health Care Solutions
Forest Park Retirement Community
Gilda's Club
Global Health Products, Inc.
Grande'Ville and Grande'Vie Senior Living
Greater Rochester Chiropractic
Hearing Loss Association of America, Rochester Chapter
Heather Heights
Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc.
Highland Breast Care Center
Highlands of Pittsford
Hill Haven
Holiday Retirement Corp
Huther Doyle Prevention Services
Lawyer Referral & Information Service of the Monroe County Bar Association
Life Script Counseling Services
Lifetime Care
Lifetime Health Medical Group
Lift Vest USA
Lupus Foundation of America, Genesee Valley Chapter
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Medicine Express
Mental Health Association
Mercy Resource Center
Mid-Atlantic Region/American Music Therapy Association
Money Care, LLC
Monroe Ambulance
Monroe County Office for the Aging
Monroe County Wic Program
Monroe Wheelchair
Mr. Grab Bar
NAMI Rochester NY
National Kidney Foundation of Upstate NY
National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter
National Pedorthic Services
Nazareth College School of Health & Human Services
New York State Consumer Protection Board
New York State EPIC Program
Parkinsons Support Group of Upstate New York
PHA Health, Wellness and Fitness Centers
Pluta Cancer Center
RIT Athenaeum
Rivers Run
Roche Pharmaceuticals
Roches ter Rehabilitation Center
Rochester Area Right to Life Committee, Inc.
Rochester Area Scleroderma Support Group
Rochester Athletic Clubs/RAC for Women
Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank
Rochester Gas & Electric
Rochester General Hospital
Rochester Healthy Living
Rochester Hearing & Speech Center
Rochester Oxygen
Rochester Physical Therapy Alliance/Finger Lakes, NYPTA
Rochester Regional Library Council/CLIC-on-Health
Rochester Safe Start – Children's Institute
Rural Opportunities, Inc.
Ruth A. Lawrence Poison & Drug Information Center
Scleroderma Foundation of Rochester Support Group
Senator James S. Alesi
Senior Fitness Productions
SeniorsFirst – Valley Manor, Kirkhaven, SF Services
Services for Seniors, LLC
Southside Medical Supply, LLC
Special Care Systems, LLC
St. Ann's Community
St. John's Day Break Services
Stephen M. Pollizi Insurance Agency
Stepping Stones Learning Center
Strong Health
Strong Health Audiolgy
Strong Rehabilitation Center
Summit Health Care Solutions
SureHands Life & Care Systems
The Advocacy Center
The American Liver Foundation, WNY Chapter
The Friendly Home
The Gables at Brighton/Alterra Clar Bridge
The Villages at Park Ridge
The Wesley Community
Traditions in Caring
Ultramedical Supplies, LLC
Uniquely Uniforms
Unity Health System – Home & Community Based Services
University of Rochester Eye Institute
URMC Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine
URMC Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Westside Medical Chairs & Supplies
Women 's Health Partnership
Xango Distributor