Woman’s Health Fair Held At Dolan Center
April 2, 2013
On March 18th, in conjunction with Women’s History Month, I sponsored a Women’s Health & Information Fair at the Dolan Family Health Center in Greenlawn. This Fair was designed for women from adolescents to seniors and all those in-between. Twenty-two organizations as well as the Suffolk County Health Department, the Office of the Aging and Cornell Cooperative Extension provided vital information about issues relating to health care, education, anti-bullying, self-esteem, housing and much more. In addition, Soke Joe Droual of New York Martial Arts offered two self-defense demonstrations which were very well received.
For a first time occasion, and despite the unpleasant weather conditions, I was very pleased with the number of people who attended. I was particularly happy to hear the positive comments from the women as they exited the Fair. Each person indicated that there was some useful information there for everyone. In fact, I received an email from an appreciative constituent who was in need of health insurance. She had been researching health plans for the past 6 months and was dismayed to learn how high the rates were; certainly more than she could afford. She was truly concerned that she would have had to go without preventative health care however, after speaking with two of the agencies in attendance; she was relieved to find that she did have options that would fit her budget.
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the Dolan Family Health Center as well as to all of the organizations and agencies who made this event possible. Community outreach events such as this one will help to ensure the good health and well-being of all of the important women in our lives!
William R. Spencer, M.D.
Suffolk County Legislator
18th Legislative District