SJC to Host Women’s Health Care Event

March 31, 2016

Patchogue, N.Y. – The Institute for Community Health and Wellness at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) and Gerontology Professionals of Long Island will host the event, Cutting Edge Issues in Older Women's Health Care: Keeping Us Heart Healthy and Strong, on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center at SJC Long Island.

The event will focus on some of the health concerns of older women and feature a panel discussion with Dr. Michelle Caccavano from the Department of Nursing at SJC and Dawn Blatt, PT, MA, DPT, director of clinical education and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Carolyn Gallogly, gerontologist and associate professor in the Department of Human Services at SJC.

“Staying current with health care options is challenging at any age, but even more so as we grow older,” said Dr. Gallogly. “Communicating with our health care providers about these options is one of the critical skills necessary for healthy aging, and this seminar addresses those skills.”

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to [email protected]. For special accommodation, contact GPLI President Anthony Gonzalez at 516.626.6900.

SJC Long Island is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.