Monday, August 10, 2009

ATTENTION: Upcoming Community Events

Making healthcare affordable and accessible for all, especially the 47 million currently uninsured Americans, is of critical importance. What is also vital, is ensuring that all individuals have access to federally funded programs. On Tuesday, August 18th, Congress Member Yvette Clarke will be hosting a Community Health Benefit Forum to provide information about how to access healthcare programs and answer questions regarding benefits that you may be entitled to.

Representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), NYC's Department of the Aging (DFTA), and the Human Resources Administration (HRA) have been invited.

The Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 18th in the Community Room of 123 Linden Boulevard (first floor) between 2PM- 4PM. This will NOT be a discussion about the congressional healthcare reform legislation. This is an opportunity to hear from state and federal health officials about existing coverage and assistance programs that are available to you.

SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP at (718) 287-1142.

State Senator Eric Adams and N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidate & Comptroller William Thompson, Jr. invite you to a health fair at Wingate Field. Attendees will have access to blood pressure screenings, glucose testing, and the opportunity to speak with medical professionals.

Monday, August 17, 2009
Wingate Field
Entrance on Brooklyn Ave. (btwn. Rutland Road & Winthrop Street)

For more information you may call, 718-284-4700.


Meet Jill Richardson author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken And What We Can Do To Fix It; food policy blogger extraordinaire (Orangeclouds115) on Dailykos, and proprietor of the food issues blog La Vida Locavore.

Come meet these experts and learn about food justice, food safety, nutrition, sustainability, supporting small and family-owned farms in the face of the federally-supported agriculture industry, organic vs. conventional foods, what the Farm Bill means, etc.:

Date: Sunday, August 9
Time: 4:30PM - 6PM
Place: Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats Office
548 10th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(just off 7th Avenue)

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