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Alphacare has officially announced its launch of its Wellness and Resource Series. The series will consist of a multitude of health fairs held at medical centers, senior centers, malls, and faith-based organizations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Westchester Counties. The fairs are aimed at the senior community and will include informative discussions and the distribution of information regarding safety, housing, healthy cooking and more.

“Our goal is to make the lives of New York City’s seniors as healthy and active as possible,” commented Cindy Lai, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at AlphaCare. “We believe this initiative will provide a great deal of information and resources to the seniors, in a way that is both fun and educational.”

The Brooklyn Diabetes Awareness Fair, which will be the first fair kicking off the series, will be on Thursday, May 18th, at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature:

  • Giveaways and games
  • Representatives from community partners
  • Cooking demonstrations  
  • Free blood pressure screenings
  • Inclusion in the next edition of New York For Seniors Magazine

“We are all responsible for our own bodies and that’s why we need to raise awareness around taking control of our health,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, one of the major partners of the Brooklyn Diabetes Awareness Fair. “Through my own experience dealing with Type 2 Diabetes, I learned that the body has an incredible capacity to heal itself with exercise, and nutritious foods, such as fruits, vegetables and natural products. The Wellness and Resource Series is exactly the kind of community collaboration we should be focused on to help our friends and neighbors take control of their health.”

Other partners include New York For Seniors, the American Diabetes Association, Access A Ride, Brooklyn Sports Club, the Department of Aging, and many more.

The fair is free for all attendants and open to the public. The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration is located at 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY. For further information about the event, email nikkia@jig.media, or call 718-285-9351.