NEW YORK CITY – More than 800 New Yorkers attended Health and Wellness Expo 2018, University Eye Center’s open house, on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at SUNY College of Optometry in midtown Manhattan.
Now an annual event, the Expo brings community partners together to promote healthy behavior changes and reduce risk factors for disease. Attendees of all ages, including children and senior citizens, braved the rainy conditions for access to free vision, dental, podiatry, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, wellness activities and public health information.
This year’s exhibitors included the American Red Cross, FDNY, NYPD, Lifeways Nutrition, Hunger Free NYC, YMCA, the Department of Aging, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Visiting Nurse Service of New York and The Floating Hospital.
Back-to-school supplies, face painting, storytelling and art activities were also available for children.