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Social Security at town hall today... motorcycle safety campaign kick off TONIGHT -7 pm
Release Date: April 26, 2017

The Social Security Administration will have representatives at the Greenburgh Town Hall on Wednesday, April 26 from 9 AM to noon to assist residents and employees sign up for a social security account. This is a free online account that allows people quick, secure access to their personal Social Security information.   You will be able to check your earnings, get estimates of future retirement, disability and survivor benefits.  If you are getting Social Security benefits you will also be able to get your benefit verification letter, change your address and phone number and start or change director deposit info.
 
 
A press conference will be held tonight  (April 26th) at 7:00pm at Greenburgh Town
Hall to kick off Greenburgh’s new Motorcycle Safety Initiative.
The Town of Greenburgh and the Phat Boyz Motorcycle Club have collaborated to present a
Motorcycle Safety Program on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 100 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY
10603 (across from Greenburgh Town Hall). This collaboration includes members of the
Greenburgh community, motorcycle enthusiasts and many local corporate sponsors (Empire
Harley Davidson, Hudson Valley Suzuki Kawasaki, Triumph of Westchester, Cycle Gear of White
Plains, Brendan’s Auto Body, Stop and Shop, Sam’s Club, Motorcycle Safety School and the
Motorcycle Safety Foundation).
This collaboration was started after the tragic fatal motorcycle accident on August 4, 2016
involving Greenburgh resident Andre Garcia. The goal of the Safety Program is to increase both
vehicular and motorcycle awareness and to reinforce the importance of motorcyclists being
properly equipped and obeying vehicle and traffic laws. New motorcycle safety signage has been
erected throughout the Town. The motorcycle from Mr. Garcia’s accident (photo attached) will be
on display at the event to remind motorcyclists of the potential dangers associated with motorcycle
riding.
 PAUL FEINER
Phelps Hospital’s Healthy Life series offers the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. Most events are free and take place on the Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for May follows:
 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Swallow Screening Do you sometimes feel food or liquid going down the wrong way or coming back up? Does food get stuck? Do you have pain when you swallow? If so, you should attend this free swallow screening. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Walkway Conference Room from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Appointments are required. Call 914-366-3010 to schedule.
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Hearing Screening May is Better Hearing Month. Come for a complimentary hearing screening and learn better communication strategies. The Donald R. Reed Speech and Hearing Center at Phelps, 777 North Broadway, Suite 303, Sleepy Hollow from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Appointments are required. Call 914-366-3010 to schedule.
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Avoid the 10 Greatest Gaffes in Estate and Retirement Planning Whether you are in the early stages of planning your retirement or already retired, this program will provide valuable information. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Auditorium from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Call 914-366-3937 to register.
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Mind Games Fun exercises and tips for seniors to help stimulate the mind. If you are having trouble remembering things or feel easily confused, come join the fun! Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Boardroom from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Call 914-366-3937 to register.
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Better Breathers Club/Pulmonary Fibrosis Support A free, monthly interactive support group for people with breathing disorders or pulmonary fibrosis, sponsored by Phelps, the American Lung Association and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Participants who use oxygen may switch to the hospital’s supply during the meeting. Light refreshments are served and reservations are required. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the Walkway Conference Room (G Level). Call 914-366-3712 to register.
 
Tuesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 18, 2017 -- Diabetes Educational Program for Adults This two-session educational program for adults with diabetes is held every month. Learn what diabetes is, what medications are available, how to prevent and manage complications, blood sugar targets, what foods to eat, how to count carbs and much more. A physician referral and attendance at both classes is required. There may be a charge for this class, depending on insurance coverage. At Phelps Hospital, 755 North Broadway, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Call 914-366-2270 for more information and to register.
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Why Does My Knee Hurt (and What Can I Do About It)?
Knee pain, unfortunately, is common among people of all ages. Learn about some of the reasons your knee might hurt, including arthritis, meniscus tears and bursitis, and the various treatments available for each of them. Phelps Hospital, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Auditorium from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Registration is required. Call 914-366-3100 to register.
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Mother’s and Father’s Day Remembrance Workshop
A workshop for grieving families to celebrate the lives of parents and grandparents and honor their memory. Led by Bess Steiger, LCSW, Phelps Hospice Bereavement Coordinator. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, in the James House from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Registration is required. Call 914-366-3957 to register.
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Breakfast Club A series of breakfast meetings designed especially for seniors. Each session includes breakfast, a presentation on a topic of interest to seniors, and a light exercise program. Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, in the cafeteria from 8:30 – 10:30 am. Call 914-366-3937 to register.
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Osteoporosis Education and Support A free group program held the second Thursday of the month for individuals with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition, exercise, medication and activities of daily living. At Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow in the Boardroom (C Level) from 10:45 - 11:30 am. Call 914-366-2270 to register.
 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you don’t have to go it alone. Join us for the emotional, educational and social support needed to successfully care for someone with dementia. At Phelps Hospital, 755 North Broadway, Atrium Conference Room, Sleepy Hollow from 10:00 - 12:00 am. Call 914-366-3937 to register.
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Senior Steps Health screenings for seniors are held in locations throughout the hospital. This month will offer a cognitive screening. At Phelps Hospital, 755 North Broadway, Room 225, Sleepy Hollow from 10 - 11:30 am. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 914-366-3937.
 
Wednesday, May 17 and Friday, May 19, 2017 - Speech-Language Screenings for Preschool Children If you have concerns about your preschool-aged child’s communication skills, schedule a free speech-language screening with an experienced pediatric speech-language pathologist. In the Donald R. Reed Speech & Hearing Center at Phelps, 777 North Broadway, Suite 303. Appointments are required. Call 914-366-3010 to schedule.
 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Voice Screening Do you have a change in your voice, vocal fatigue, breaks while singing, throat discomfort or breathiness? If so, come in for an evaluation. The Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Phelps, 777 North Broadway, Suite 303, Sleepy Hollow from 8:30 - 10:00 am. Appointments are required. Call 914-366-3010 to schedule.
 




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