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Good Samaritan Hospital Offers Free Workshop on Aging

September 9th, 2016

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center will present “Aging Gracefully” – a free workshop focusing on hearing, cataract surgery and medication safety on Wednesday, September 14, from 12:30 to 3 pm at West Islip Fire Department, 309 Union Boulevard.

The workshop will feature three mini lectures presented by Christine Martin, MS, RPH, CGP, Clinical Pharmacist; Barbara Fee-Olsen, Director, Suffolk Hearing & Speech Center; and Richard J. Nattis, MD, Ophthalmologist. In addition, Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Partner at Genser Dubow Genser and Cona LLP, a workshop sponsor, will present an Estate and Medicaid Planning session.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, one of the program sponsors, will offer a brief educational discussion on financial health. There will also be free screenings and Good Samaritan’s expert staff will be on hand to answer any questions participants may have.

The Aging Gracefully workshop, also sponsored by WALK 97.5 and 103.1 Max FM, is free but pre-registration is required. A limited number of appointments are available for screenings. Light refreshments will be served.

For information or to register, please call (631) 376-4444 or visit 


Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip. The medical center has more than 3,775 employees and 900 physicians on staff and had nearly 26,000 patient admissions and nearly 90,000 emergency department visits in 2013. Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at

The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health. This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.