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Are you at Risk of Falling?

metrophysicalaquaticlogoMetro Physical & Aquatic Therapy provides free fall prevention screenings for seniors on Long Island. This program is in place to provide all seniors the opportunity to test their balance and see if they are at risk of falling. Falling is not a normal part of aging. Screenings are available at Metro Physical & Aquatic Therapy in Garden City, Great Neck, Roslyn, Bellmore, Kew Gardens and Rocky Point. Call 516-745-8050 and ask for the free balance screening, available seven days a week.

Positive Parenting Workshops

nsfgc-logo-HIRESNorth Shore Child & Family Guidance Center will host free monthly “Positive Parenting Workshops” in conjunction with Cohen Children’s Medical Center, part of Northwell Health. Each workshop will be held at the Guidance Center’s Marks Family Right from the Start Center, located at 80 North Service Rd. of the Long Island Expressway, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. A pediatrician from Northwell Health will speak at each workshop and also take questions from the audience.

The first workshop will focus on issues such as toilet training, bedwetting and other issues of interest related to children’s urological conditions.

“Parents can feel overwhelmed when it comes to issues such as toilet training and bedwetting,” said Dr. Lane Palmer, chief of pediatric urology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. “There are some very simple techniques that can make the process go very smoothly for both the parent and the toddler.”

Upcoming topics will include nutrition, vaccinations and sleeping issues. A full schedule will be announced in the near future.

Sisters United in Health

Sisters United in Health (Hermanas Unidas en la Salud) helps women get free or low-cost mammograms regardless of their health insurance or immigration status. For information, call Sisters United in Health, a program of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline, at 800-559-6348. Help is available in English and Spanish.

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