NYU and VillageCare to Host 7th Annual Community Health Forum and Expo “Keep Your Defenses Up: Strengthen Your Immune System”

< News May 3rd, 2018

The 7th annual New York University and VillageCare Take Charge of Your Health Today! Community Health Forum and Expo will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 11:00 am through 2:00 pm at NYU’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place).

    Following one of the worst flu seasons in recent history, this year the theme will be “Keep Your Defenses Up: Strengthen Your Immune System” and topics to be discussed include:

    • Understanding your immune system and how it changes with age
    • Understanding how your body recovers from injuries, infection, and illness
    • Identifying ways to boost your immune system through nutrition and exercise
    • Developing practical next steps to improving your immune system and quality of life


    The event will kickoff at 11:00 AM with a health care expo at which participants can be tested for blood pressure and blood glucose, receive an oral health screening, learn hands on CPR, receive a massage, and receive important information about a variety of topics that matter to older adults and the people who care for them.

    Beginning at noon, Dr. Max Gomez (CBS Emmy-Award-winning medical journalist) will moderate a panel of health care experts, who will each provide a 10-15 minute presentation on a variety of topics. Closed captioning will be provided. Panelists include (list in formation):

    • Marie-Genevieve Iselin, MD, Senior Psychologist, Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Northwell Health
    • Donna McCabe, APRN-BC, GNP, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
    • Patrick Okolo, MD, Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, Northwell Health
    • Jonathan Whiteson, MD, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Medical Center, Rusk Rehabilitation

    After the presentations at 1:15 PM through 2:00 PM, Dr. Max Gomez will moderate questions submitted by the attendees. Community members interested in attending should RSVP to the NYU Office of Civic Engagement at (212) 992-7323 or completing the online form. A light lunch and health information
    materials will be complimentary for attendees.