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Project Independence Offers Spring Programs for Seniors

Project Independence offers safety, fitness and health programs for North Hempstead residents. Credit: File Photo
Project Independence offers safety, fitness and health programs for North Hempstead residents. Credit: File Photo

Project Independence, the Town of North Hempstead program that aims to help senior citizens age in place, has announced the following programs for spring.  

Fridays-May 9, 16, 30

Exercise for Balance and Strength to Reduce Falls-Beginner’s Class

Presented by Winthrop University Hospital.  Join this FREE four week program and learn how to improve your balance and strength, and reduce falls. The course is at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury on Friday, May 2, 9, 16, and 30 from 10:00am to 11:00am.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Participants must wear comfortable clothing, secure footwear and bring a bottle of water. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Fridays: May 9, 16, 30

Exercise for Balance and Strength to Reduce Falls -ADVANCED NEXT STEPS

Presented by Winthrop University. Come and learn from experts how to maintain your sense of balance and strength through exercise. Please join us for this four week course at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury- Friday, May 2, 9, 16, 30, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. You must have completed the beginner’s class before registering for the advanced next steps class. Participants must wear comfortable clothing, secure footwear and bring a bottle of water. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Tuesdays: May 6-June 17

Stepping On Fall Prevention Program 

Learn simple and fun balance and strengthening exercises to prevent falls. Guest speakers include physical therapists, a vision expert, a pharmacist and an expert on getting around your community safely. Please join us for this seven-week course at the Roslyn Community Center, 53 Orchard Street, Roslyn Heights on Tuesday, May 6 to Tuesday, June 17 from 1-3 p.m.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Registration is required, call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Wednesday, May 7

Walk Talk

Presented by Ruth Albright, Fitness Trainer & Award Winning Marathon Runner. Come and hear practical tips on creating a safe walking regimen that is enjoyable, and an easy way to exercise! Please join us at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury on Wednesday, May 7 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Monday, May 12

Staying Safe Behind the Wheel

Presented by Chari Biton, Project Independence Senior Mobility Manager.   Come and learn about the Project Independence Taxi Transportation Program. Please join us at the Great Neck Social Center, Dining Room, 80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck on Monday, May 12 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm. North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Tuesday, May 13

Stroke Awareness

Presented by Elizabeth Fay, RN, Nurse Manager, Stroke Unit, North Shore LIJ Health System. May is Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes affect many lives; however many are still not familiar with the signs and symptoms and the risk factors. Come and learn all you need to know about strokes and how to treat them. Please join us at Port Washington Senior Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington on Tuesday, May 13 from 10:00am to 11:00am.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Tuesday, May 13

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Presented by Elizabeth Greenberg, RN-BC, MSN, ANP, Quality Management Coordinator, Glen Cove Hospital. Strokes affect many lives; however many are still not familiar with the signs and symptoms and the risk factors. Come and learn all you need to know about strokes and how to treat them. Please join us at the Roslyn Community Center, 53 Orchard Street, Roslyn Heights on Tuesday, May 13 from 11:00am to 12:00pm.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Tuesday, May 13

If I Do Not Have a Will, What is My Estate Plan?

Presented by Michael Pfeifer, Attorney & Counselor at Law. Come and learn about all the various documents necessary for long-term care planning and taking care of your assets now and in the future. Being prepared ahead of time makes things easier for you and your loved ones. Please join us at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park on Tuesday, May 13 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Thursday, May 15

Spring into Healthy Friendships

Come and explore the value of creating and maintaining positive friendships in this open discussion group. Please join us at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury on Thursday, May 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Monday, May 19

Stroke Awareness

Presented by Michele Gribko, MS, RN, ACNS, BC, OCN, Stroke Coordinator, North Shore University Hospital. May is Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes affect many lives; however many are still not familiar with the signs and symptoms and the risk factors. Come and learn all you need to know about strokes and how to treat them.  Please join us at the Great Neck Social Center, Dining Room, 80 Grace Avenue, Great Neck on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 10:30am to 11:30am. North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Tuesday, May 20

Read It Before You Eat It

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension-Nassau County. Come and learn valuable information on the importance of reading labels and ingredients on edible items before you eat them. Please join us at Magnolia Gardens, 899 Broadway, Westbury on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:00pm.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Friday, May 23

A Live Radio Play Presentation of Casablanca

WCWP Radio and Play Troupe of Port Washington presents a live radio play presentation of  Casablanca on May 23, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Hillwood Recital Hall of LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Project Independence members receive 20% off of tickets. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Wednesday, May 28

Time is Brain

Presented by Michele Gribko, MS, RN, ACNS, BC, OCN, Stroke Coordinator, North Shore University Hospital. May is Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes affect many lives; however many are still not familiar with the signs and symptoms and the risk factors. Come and learn all you need to know about strokes and how to treat them.  Please join us at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park on Wednesday, May 28 from 10:30am to 11:30am. North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Thursday, May 29

International Music Appreciation

Come and share in International Music and Lunch Day. It is an hour of fun and music appreciation. Discuss the music you love, listen to music from various cultures and enjoy traditional food from home. Please join us at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury on Thursday, May 29 from 11:00am to12:00pm.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Bring lunch and call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

Friday, May 30

Mind and Body

Presented by Mary Rzeszut, MSW, LCSW, Neuroscience Social Worker, Winthrop Neuroscience Medical PC.  Come and learn the effects of your mind on body and stress on memory. Learn how to manage stress and cognitive changes. Please join us at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury on Friday, May 30 from 10:30am to 11:30am.  North Hempstead Project Independence invites all Town residents 60 and over. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register.

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