To Your Health
More than 1,000 people enjoyed a free day of fun and lessons on keeping healthy and fit at the annual Community Health Fair held on June 6, sponsored by Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA).
It was a festive atmosphere on the back lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios, where the fair was held, and featured dozens of booths that included Queens Library, Long Island City YMCA, the city Department of Correction, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), Healthy Summer Eating, Health First and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
There were also free screening stations for cholesterol, glucose, asthma and bone density, among others. There were balloons, face painting and, of course, clowns.
“I am so very pleased that each and every year we partner with Mount Sinai Queens to give back to the community in need of guidance for healthy living,” said UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo. “We thank all the volunteers from UCCA, and Mount Sinai, as well as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the city Department of Correction, along with Mandell Key Food for these past 15 years. A special thanks is also in order especially, to Ana Rodriguez, who works tirelessly for the success of these annual events.”
Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, and state Senators Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta, along with other board members handed out food and drinks at the UCCA tent. Also in attendance, were city Comptroller Scott Stringer and Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Caryn Schwab.