Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams & AlphaCare Partner On Diabetes Awareness Health Fair on May 18

Original Media Source: NYC Newswire

AlphaCare, Magellan Health’s managed long term care (MLTC) plan, recently announced the introduction of their Wellness and Resource Series, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.  The series is focused on New York City’s senior population, and will consist of health fairs at various medical centers, senior centers, malls and faith-based organizations throughout the 5 boroughs and Westchester County. The Wellness and Resource Series will provide discussions related to diabetes and overall health, along with information about safety, housing, healthy cooking, and more.

“We are all responsible for our own bodies and that’s why we need to raise awareness around taking control of our health,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. “Through my own experience dealing with Type 2 diabetes, I learned that the body has an incredible capacity to heal itself with exercise, and nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables and natural products. The Wellness and Resource Series is exactly the kind of community collaboration we should be focused on to help our friends and neighbors take control of their health.”

Cindy Lai, senior director of marketing and communications at AlphaCare states that “Our goal is to make the lives of New York City’s seniors as healthy and active as possible”.

The first Wellness and Resource Series event is the Diabetes Awareness Health Fair, at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration.  Partners include Brookdale Hospital, Interfaith Hospital, American Diabetes Association, NYC Department of Aging, various senior centers and more.  See the details below.

May 18, 2017: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration (10am -3pm)

June 22, 2017: Brooklyn Sports Club, East New York (10am-3pm)

For details on becoming a partner in the event or to confirm your senior center’s attendance contact Beatrice Morton at bmorton@magellanhealth.com

Additional Wellness and Resource Series events may be found by visiting www.nyforseniors.com. Dates will be added as they become available.

 

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