Hearing Screening Program

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Dr. Susan Antonellis, Operations Manager, and Dr. Charlotte Merlo, Clinical Audiologist, both from Mill Neck Services Center for Hearing Health will be performing the hearing screenings.

What is a hearing screening? A screening is a brief procedure that indicates one of two things: that it is very likely that your hearing is normal, or that there is a possibility that your hearing ability is not within normal range. In this case, a complete audiological evaluation is advised. This evaluation is a comprehensive diagnostic test and should be performed by a licensed audiologist.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that he has secured four new public protection state grants to help local law enforcement and volunteer firefighters protect the public and respond to a variety of emergencies in Fulton County.

Tedisco has obtained a $25,000 state grant for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department which will be used to enhance drug investigation efforts and for training to help combat the heroin epidemic as well as for the purchase of five new bullet proof vests for deputies.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that he has secured a $200,000 state grant to expand and renovate the Glenville Senior Center and provide additional programs and services for the town’s senior citizens.

Tedisco, who shepherded the state grant to fruition, joined former Senator Hugh T. Farley, who initiated the funding request, Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle, members of the town board, and Glenville senior citizens at the town’s senior center for the announcement.

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Estate Planning and Medicaid Basics Program

Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. will dicuss the importance of estate planning and advance directives such as Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will.

She will also review asset protection planning and Medicaid eligibility for both home care and nursing home care as well as crisis planning and Veterans benefits.

Registration is required for this FREE event by visiting www.kemphannon.com or calling my community office at 516-739-1700.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening

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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men. The American Cancer Society estimates 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer to be diagnosed each year, with more than 26,000 succumbing to the disease. Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives, which is why I’m partnering with Integrated Medical Foundation to provide free prostate cancer screening.

Integrated Medical Foundation and I will be holding a FREE Prostate Screening on Wednesday October 25th, at Hempstead Public Library (115 Nichols Court, Hempstead).

Medicare Part D Program

I invite you to sit down, one-on-one with a pharmacist, to discuss your Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and to learn the differences between the programs.  Please bring with you your Medicare Part D card, a current list of your medications and your pharmacy information.

Reservations for this FREE event are required by calling my community office at 516-739-1700.

Aging in Place Program

Learn how to remain in your home and community safely and independently for as long as possible.

My panel, John Michielini, 101 Mobility; Tracey Kuczinski, Housing Senior Advocate; and Melissa Negrin-Weiner, Eldercare Attorney, will provide an opportunity for you to gain useful and practical knowledge for evolving health needs.  The panel will also provide solutions for maintaining health, aging and a safe, independent lifestyle.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), Senate Health Committee Chairman Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) and Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) today introduced new legislation to help save lives by eliminating the out-of-pocket costs of prostate cancer screenings.  September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.