2015-06-10 / Features

To Your Health


(L. to r.); Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Caryn Schwab and state Senator Jose Peralta. 
Photos Walter Karling (L. to r.); Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Caryn Schwab and state Senator Jose Peralta. Photos Walter Karling 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.


UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, with Giggles, Gabooba the Clown, and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Health Affairs and Forensic Services of NYC Department of Correction Roderick Williams. UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, with Giggles, Gabooba the Clown, and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Health Affairs and Forensic Services of NYC Department of Correction Roderick Williams. “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.


Astoria resident Rosanna Astudillo, Councilman Costa Constantinides and Ridgewood Savings Bank staffer Sase Narain. Astoria resident Rosanna Astudillo, Councilman Costa Constantinides and Ridgewood Savings Bank staffer Sase Narain. The city Department of Correction, PANYNJ and Mandell Key Food donated more than 1,500 sandwiches, fruits and drinks.



City Comptroller Scott Stringer gets his blood pressure taken by Mount Sinai Queens health workers. Joining him were UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, Councilman Costa Constantinides, and Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Sinai Caryn Schwab. City Comptroller Scott Stringer gets his blood pressure taken by Mount Sinai Queens health workers. Joining him were UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, Councilman Costa Constantinides, and Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Sinai Caryn Schwab.

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