The 5th Healthy Heart and Stroke-Free Expo will be held at University Settlement’s Houston Street Center on Friday, September 22

Co-hosted by University Settlement and VNS Health




Falls remain a pressing global health concern, with the World Health Organization (WHO) ranking them as the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths, claiming an estimated 684,000 lives annually. Among those most affected are older adults aged 60 and above, who experience a staggering 37.3 million severe falls requiring medical attention each year. These incidents not only imperil older adults’ health and independence but also erode overall quality of life, often triggering a cycle of declining physical function, depression, helplessness, and isolation. However, it’s crucial to recognize that falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging – they can often be prevented.

In recognition of the 2023 National Falls Prevention Awareness Week (September 18th to 22nd) and the urgent need to bolster public safety by empowering older individuals to adopt strategies to prevent falls in their lives and gain a deeper understanding of their own personal health, University Settlement’s Houston Street Center and VNS Health Chinatown Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC) cordially invite community members to participate in the 5th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day:

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Houston Street Center – 273 Bowery, New York NY 10002

Due to limited space capacity, only 150 free tickets will be available for this highly anticipated event. Attendees are encouraged to secure their tickets in advance. Ticket distribution will commence on September 14th at 10 AM and will take place at Houston Street Center.

Please note that each person may receive up to two tickets, which will be distributed in-person only on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

This event will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange and community support, bringing together representatives from various sectors, including University Settlement, CCPH of NYPLMH, CAIPA, Rendr, Chinese American Nurse Association, The Allure Group, Betances Health Center, CaringKind, the Heart for Alzheimer’s Caregiving Chinese Share, NYC Poison Control Center, Caregiver Program of Hamilton Madison House, Gracie Square Hospital, LiveOnNY, Life Story Club, Chase Bank, and Send Chinatown Love.

Attendees will have access to a wealth of resources and health assessments. Educational workshops will provide valuable insights into Medication and Falls Prevention, led by Jean Louie, Educator from NYC Poison Control Center. Additionally, health screenings will be available to the attendees, including a Balance Test by the Chinese American Nurse Association, Bone Density Test by CCPH of NYPLMH, Functional Reach Test by The Allure Group, and blood pressure screenings by VNS Health Chinatown NNORC.




第五屆「步步安全 防跌倒日」將於922日在曼哈頓華埠舉行






今年的9月18日至22日是全國「預防跌倒意識週」,為了讓大眾步步安全,提高警覺,了解自己的健康狀況,學習預防跌倒知識以及減少意外發生,大學睦鄰之家豪斯頓社區中心和富康醫療華埠退休居民社區服務共同主辦第五屆「步步安全 防跌倒日」。屆時,來自社區不同領域的機構代表將共同參與此次活動,包括:紐約長老會下城醫院 <<福安康寧>>華人社區保健計劃、亞美醫師協會、百康仁德、美國華裔註冊護士協會、壽星花園療養院、白天使健康中心、阿茲海默症關愛服務、華人SHARE癌症關懷與支持、紐約市毒物控制中心、麥迪臣社區中心照顧者服務計劃、Gracie Square Hospital、LiveOnNY、人生故事分享會、大通銀行、Send Chinatwon Love。凡參加活動者,可獲得免費禮品一份!活動詳情如下:




健康講座: 藥物安全和跌倒預防,主講嘉賓: 雷珍小姐, 紐約市毒物控制中心教育專員


  1. 身體平衡指數篩檢 – 美國華裔註冊護士協會
  2. 脚跟骨質密度測試 – 紐約長老會下城醫院 <<福安康寧>>華人社區保健計劃
  3. 伸展功能測試 – 壽星花園療養院
  4. 血壓檢查 – 華埠退休居民社區服務


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