North Hempstead’s Project Independence to partner with St. Francis Hospital to provide residents with free Health Screening

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North Hempstead has announced announce that Project Independence, the town’s innovative ‘aging-in-place’ initiative, is once again partnering with St. Francis Hospital’s Community Outreach Program to provide residents with free health screenings.

“Project Independence is proud to partner with the St. Francis Hospital Community Outreach Program to hold free health screenings for our residents throughout the Town of North Hempstead with the goal of providing access to high-quality healthcare to all in our community,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth.

The screenings, which will be offered at the St. Francis Outreach Bus, will include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure screening, a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes screening with appropriate patient education and referrals as needed for clients above the age of 18.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, screenings will be held outside under the awning of the bus weather permitting. Large indoor spaces are reserved in case of inclement weather. All patients will be required to wear a mask and will be asked to clean their hands with hand sanitizer prior to each screening. Additionally, patients will be asked COVID-19 screening questions and have their temperature checked before screenings.

Screenings will be held on:

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fuschillo Park, Carle Road at Broadmoor Lane, Carle Place

Thursday, April 8, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury

Friday, April 16, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park, 1601 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park

Tuesday, April 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Great Neck Social Center, 80 Grace Ave, Great Neck

Monday, May 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Washington Adult Activities Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd., Port Washington

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Magnolia Gardens, 899 Broadway, Westbury

Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Manhasset Valley Residence, 155 East Shore Road, Manhasset

For more information, please call 311 or (516) 869-6311.

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