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‘Connect to Your Health’ at the Senior Citizen Health Fair on Sept. 27

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Sbsh logoStony Brook University’s School of Health Technology and Management and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital are co-hosting the “Connect to Your Health” Senior Citizen Health Fair on Thursday, September 27.

The event will be held at the Hampton Bays Senior Center on 25 Ponqougue Avenue in Hampton Bays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to members of the Hampton Bays, Flanders, Bridgehampton and Shinnecock Indian Reservation senior centers.

The aim of this event is to create awareness of available online resources to assist seniors with engaging in their health maintenance and to increase health literacy.  Students from the AHI program will provide interactive, age specific hands-on iPad training sessions relevant to health conditions in the senior population.  Dr. Charles V. Guida, Board-Certified Geriatrician from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will deliver the keynote about the importance of patient-physician engagement.

The iPad technology purchased by the NNLM grant will be used for ongoing training and 15 will be distributed to the Hampton Bays Senior Center for seniors to practice skills learned during the Wellness Fair.

The Applied Health Informatics (AHI) program in the School of Health Technology & Management was awarded a grant by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to conduct this health-technology wellness fair for the senior population in the Town of Southampton.  The AHI program collaborated with Robert Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer of Southampton Hospital, and Liz Dwyer, director of the Town of Southampton Senior Centers.

 

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