Over 1,000 Residents Take Advantage of Programs and Services at Senator Fuschillo’s Golden Gathering

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

October 24, 2012

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) speaks with a resident at his Golden Gathering at the Freeport Recreation Center.

     Over 1,000 residents from Nassau and Suffolk Counties came to the Freeport Recreation Center recently to participate in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.’s annual Golden Gathering.

     Over 100 exhibitors from government and non-profit agencies provided information to residents about a variety of issues, including health and nutrition, insurance, public safety, and consumer protection. The event also gave residents the chance to get free blood pressure, hearing, and chiropractic screenings, as well as no out of pocket flu & pneumonia vaccinations provided by Nu Health.

     Residents were also able to safely dispose of old medications through a “shed the meds” program, obtain or renew a passport through the Town of Hempstead’s Mobile Passport Van, and receive free senior ID cards through the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County.

     Entertainment was provided by students from the Wantagh High School Jazz Band, the Freeport Community Chorale, and Ms. New York Senior America Donna Dean.

     "The Golden Gathering provides a host of different services all in one place. Whether it was free health screenings, information about programs, or other services, there was something for everyone to take advantage of. I’m pleased that so many individuals were able to participate in the program,” said Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick).

     Residents 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.