Health Fair in Flushing
By Kim Jin-Se
On Tuesday, November 5, Health Awareness Day for Asian senior citizens
was held at the Chinese Cultural Center, in Flushing.
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York sponsored the program. Other
health and nutritional diet companies and nursing home care centers,
such as Franklin Health Care Center, participated. About 200 Koreans
and Chinese were offered medical examination of blood pressure,
blood sugar, and osteoporosis, dental checkup and health counseling.
Cho Young-Sook, the Asian team manager of Visiting Nurse Service
of New York and director of Korean counseling service, said, "The
Health Awareness Day is being provided for promoting our service
business to the Korean and the Chinese community." She suggested
that people make good use of other services for special treatments
for individual patients.
John Liu, the Council Member of New York City from the 20th District
in Flushing, Queens, visited the fair, spoke about the importance
of health management, and thanked the Visiting Nurse Service for
offering health service for the local community.
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, founded in 1893, is the
largest non-profit home health care agency in the nation. It offers
professional nursing service by partnership programs with many Asian-American
organizations, and works with nearly every doctor, and hospital
in the New York Metropolitan Area.
Translated from Korean by JooYeon Lee
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