The Aging Brain - Use It or Lose It

Please join me on Thursday May 4th for a FREE program "The Aging Brain - Use It or Lose It."

This event will take place at the Farmingdale Public Library (116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale) from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

**The aging brain - what does it look like and what can you do to keep your memory sharp?

Join our speakers Mary Ann Sampson, Registered Nurse and Christine Weber, Coordinator of In-Home Respite Services at EAC Network as they discuss your body's most important organ - your brain.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening

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Please join me on May 3rd for a FREE Prostate Cancer Screening.

The event will take place at the Advanced Urology Centers of New York - Bethpage (480 Hicksville Rd, Bethpage) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

**Appointments are necessary. Space is limited.

Men with a close male relative (father, brother) who had prostate cancer, are at an increased risk for being diagnosed with this disease.

African-Americans have the highest death rate for prostate cancer of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S, 2.4 times higher than in white men.

Each and every day, the brave and courageous men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line to keep us safe and protect our community. These men and women are local heroes in every sense of the term. Sadly, each year, about 140 to 160 police officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers and all of us are left to cope with the tragic loss.

Senior Scam Prevention Forum

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I am partnering with the NY Department of State's Division on Consumer Protection to help seniors learn how to protect their identity against the following:

*Credit and Debit Card Scams
*IRS Impostor Scams
*Phone Solicitation
*Funeral Notification Scams
*Sweepstakes Scams
*Medical Device Scams
*Grandparent Scams
*Jury Duty Scams
*Mail Fraud
*Computer Phishing

Reservations are required for this FREE event. Visit or call my community office at 516-739-1700 to sign up.

"Just in time for Easter, today I literally had one of the sweetest small business tours ever by visiting EMVI Chocolate in Broadalbin.  EMVI Chocolate is a great small business success story in the 49th Senate District thanks to the hard work of Victor and Irina Gelman and their staff. Their delicious hand-crafted chocolates are Fair Trade and Pride of New York certified and made on site with all natural ingredients. Best wishes to the Gelman family for continued success!

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to the $153 billion 2017-18 state budget that protects taxpayers, reduces regulations that strangle business growth, and continues the Senate’s commitment to improving economic opportunities for all New Yorkers.

Breast Cancer Screening Program

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I will be holding a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, April 20th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (3434 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756)

**The program is open to all Nassau County women age 40 and over.

**Women who are covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed and must bring their information card to the screening, along with a prescription from their physician. NuHealth policy requires patients to be responsible for any co-pays charged by their carrier.

Diabetes Awareness

I will be holding a special program "Diabetes: Prevention, Management & Staying Healthy" on Tuesday, April 18th from 10 am to 11 am at the Uniondale Public Library (400 Uniondale Avenue, Uniondale).

Lynne Chimon, Director of the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop University Hospital, will discuss the risk factors for diabetes, practical lifestyle steps you can take to prevent the condition and what you can do to stay healthy. A question and answer session will follow.

**Reservations are required for this FREE event.