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Local Queens Health Events


How was your Easter?  Eat a lot of sweets?   Feeling unhealthy?  I am here to help and let you know about local health and wellness events and blood pressure screenings in the Astoria community.  These events are in April and May.  Some events  require registration and will be noted.


Keep Cool Through Hot Flashes

When:  April 27

Time:  11 AM

Speaker:  Dr. Daneil Tsin

Where:  Raices Senior Center

21-21 30th Drive

Long Island City

Summary:  Find out how lifestyle changes, prescription medications and other remedies can help alleviate hot flashes.  Plus, get latest thinking on menopause and the risk for heart disease.


Guilt Free Eating

When:  May 5

Time:  3 PM

Speaker:  Thomas Stone, Chef

Where:  Mount Sinai Queens Cafeteria

22-34 30th Avenue

Long Island City

Summary:  Guilt-free eating doesn’t have to be taste-free.  Learn how to prepare delicious, nutritious meals that you and your family will love.

Registration needed.

To register, Call:  718-267-4333


Mount Sinai Queens’ Stroke Awareness Day

When:  May 26

Time:  3 PM

Speakers:  Dr.  Emilio Oribe, Phillip Manning,  MScPharm, RPh, and Emily Schaab, NP

Dr. Oribe is a board-certified neurologist.

Phillip Manning holds a doctorate in Pharmacy and has over 25 years of experience.

Emily Schaab is a coordinator of the Stroke Program at Mount Sinai Queens and the Mount Sinai Medial Center

Where:  Church of the Redeemer

31-14 Crescent Street, Astoria

Summary:  Save a life!  Learn to recognize the warning signs of stroke and act FAST (face, arm, speech, time)to ensure full recovery.  Free blood pressure screenings, health information, giveaways and more!

Registration needed

To register:  Call 718-267-4333



Free Hypertension Screenings

Wednesday  – May 4

Time:  9-10 AM

Location:  Peter Dellamonica Jr. Senior Center

23-56 Broadway, Astoria


Wednesday – May 4

Time:  10:15  – 11 AM

Location:  Hellenic Cultural Center

27-09 Crescent Street, Astoria


Wednesday – May 11

Time:  10:30 AM – 12 Noon

Location:  Happy Seniors Northwest Astoria

21-47 29thStreet, Astoria


Wednesday – May 18

Time:  9-10 AM

Location:  Steinway Senior Center

20-43 Steinway Street, Astoria


Wednesday – May 18

Time:  9-10:30 AM

Location:  Catherine Sheridan Senior Center

35-24 83rd Street, Jackson Heights












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