Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Free Healthy Living Forum; North General Hospital; Harlem: 7/18; 10AM

We don't usually post about events happening outside of Brooklyn, but we thought this Health Forum would be of interest to residents--

Free Healthy Living Forum
Meet the Experts and Learn About Access to Free Medications*
(For Adults from 18 to 64)

WHEN: Saturday, July 18, 2009
10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

WHERE: North General Hospital
Ground Floor Cafeteria
1879 Madison Avenue (at East 122nd Street)
New York, NY 10035


10:00-10:30 A.M. Registration- Healthy meal provided, visit community service tables/booths

10:30-10:45 Introduction and Welcome Address- Seth Ginsberg, GHLF President

10:45-11:15 Healthy Eating for Healthy Living- Registered Dietitian

11:15-11:45 Living with a Chronic Illness with Q&A
- Presented by a Physician

11:45-12:15 P.M. Access Free Medication, Patient Assistance Program Overview with Q&A- Patient Assistance Specialist

12:15-12:30 The Healthy Partnership Between You and Your Disease- Health Psychologist

12:30 Reflections and Farewell- Gift Bags Distributed

Presented by the Global Healthy Living Foundation in partnership with the Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and North General Hospital.

Sponsored by Pfizer Helpful Answers

RSVP Requested: (718) 989-2172 (RSVP line), or visit

Free transportation available for parties of 16 or more. E-mail:

*This program is primarily designed for people without prescription coverage

1 comment:

dawnc said...

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