Health & Safety Workshops Planned For Seniors

Martin J. Golden

March 22, 2006

Brooklyn- First aid information is valuable for people of all ages, according to health professionals at HealthCare Partners IPA. That’s why HealthCare Partners IPA is joining Senator Martin J. Golden and the American Red Cross to host two free “Health & Safety Workshops” for seniors.

The events are scheduled for April 6 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults, 6935 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11209, and on April 7 from 10 am to noon at the Shore Hill Housing facility, located at 9000 Shore Road, Brooklyn , New York 11209

“Because our mission is to link seniors with all the available community resources, HealthCare Partners has a commitment to work in concert with our friends at Senator Golden’s office,” stated Keith Dobbs, vice president of marketing for HealthCare Partners.

These exclusive events will include information provided by the American Red Cross about emergency preparedness, in addition to fitness professionals on hand, offering tips on how to prevent falls in the home.

“We take a very serious pledge of keeping seniors active, healthy and safe,” Dobbs continued.

Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, stated, “I am so very proud to partner with HealthCare Partners and the American Red Cross to offer these opportunities for the senior citizens of our community to learn how to maintain a safer living environment in their homes.”

“The safety of our seniors is our priority, and over the course of these two days, many local seniors will have the opportunity to enhance their personal safety, a step in the right direction, towards a lifestyle of good health,” he continued.

In addition to actively managing healthcare for seniors, HealthCare Partners also creates avenues to engage seniors in promoting their own wellness by sponsoring health fairs, offering workshops, and even social opportunities.

HealthCare Partners is a healthcare delivery system with primary care physicians and specialists who work with contracted health plans to ensure that seniors receive the most efficient and effective health care possible. HealthCare Partners empowers members through health, wellness, and social programs and strives to enhance the quality of life for seniors.

The health & safety workshops are free and open for seniors and their guests. For reservations and more information, please call 800-501-1799.