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Hundreds eagerly attend Herald’s Senior Health Expo

By Alexa Anderwkavich

Guests fortunately lined up on the Temple Beth Am in Merrick to attend RichnerLIVE and the Herald’s Senior Health & Beyond Expo, offered by United Healthcare on Oct. 13, the second in a highly-anticipated collection of Expos for 2022.

The Expo is a multi-faceted occasion, the place a myriad of trusted firms and amenities — in addition to budding companies — share their services and products with the Long Island group.

“It’s so nice to have our Expo bring the community together,” Executive Director of Corporate Relations & Events at Herald Community Newspapers and RichnerLIVE Amy Amato mentioned. “We’re proud to host this series and bring so many innovative services and pioneers in health together for the community to benefit from.”

More than 50 distributors lined the foyer and ballroom to share their experience in wellness, companies, life-style tips, property planning and insurance coverage, useful merchandise, and extra. Attendees might additionally obtain a free flu-shot, — offered by Mount Sinai South Nassau and Molloy University nursing college students — simply in time for the chilly season forward; take pleasure in snacks and refreshments — courtesy of Bagel Plaza and Walker’s Shortbread; and take part in raffles.

Massages and reiki cleanses from Charmed Eclectic Healing Shoppe put company comfy — and to take their our bodies’ talents greater, a motion session from Club Pilates launched attendees to the great world of pilates and all the advantages it could possibly provide.

The panel dialogue was kicked-off with keynote speaker Michael Krantz, licensed gross sales consultant from UnitedHealthcare, who educated the attendees on how he helps retirees and pre-retires on their journey by the world of Medicare.

“Medicare in particular is always a complex subject matter and it was an amazing experience to be able to provide information and answer questions at the local community level” UnitedHealthcare Representative Krantz mentioned. “I always look forward to helping those in need of understanding their different options.”

Guests additionally heard from panelists Hannah Glenny, supervisor of affected person engagement methods at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals; Khurshid Ibrahimi, PT, from Long Beach Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Cassena Care); Dr. Lawrence Cardano, Au.D, from the Hearing Center of Long Island; Jill Wasser, utility shopper program specialist at NYS Department of Public Service; Margaret Gonzalez, senior account supervisor of enterprise improvement at Aetna; and Donna Stefans, ESQ., founder and lead legal professional at Stefans Law Group.

The viewers interacted and requested questions between every speaker, with topic-titles starting from “Clinical Trials,” “Healthy Aging and Your Hearing,” “What You Need to Know about Managed Long Term Care,” “Posture and How to Lift Heavy Objects” and extra.

Dr. Cardano additionally supplied free listening to screenings throughout the occasion; attendees lined the corridor patiently awaiting their checkups — one of many many companies supplied on the expo. Others included senior I.D. playing cards from the Town of Hempstead with Town Clerk Kate Murray, vintage appraisal from Syl-Lee Antiques, and tarot card readings from the Holistic Healing Goddess — who engaged with company on a mystical airplane.


Attendees acquired a goody bag — courtesy of Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Oceanside Care Center — stuffed with special-event sections, keepsakes, data and an entire bag of bialys from Bell’s Brooklyn Bagels.

The Expo was made doable because of presenting sponsor United

Healthcare; gold sponsors Otsuka

Pharmaceuticals and Stefans Law Group; silver sponsors Parker Jewish

Institute Health Care and Rehabilitation, Long Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hearing Center of Long Island, New York State Department of Public Service, Full Circle Medicaid, refreshment sponsor Long Beach Assisted Living and snack sponsor Walker’s Shortbread.

Guests and distributors are wanting ahead to the following Senior Health & Beyond Expo, occurring thursday, Nov. 3 on the Glen Cove YMCA. In the meantime, preserve a watch out for extra expos and occasions from the Herald and RichnerLIVE at Our subsequent digital occasion being How to Cut College Costs by 52.2% or More with best-selling writer and College Advisor, Andy Lockwood. Register as we speak at

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