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Expo on aging in suburbia at Hofstra

A conference and expo about aging in suburbia will take place Wednesday at Hofstra University, featuring speakers, organizations and businesses that provide programs, products and services for the elderly.

North Shore-LIJ Health System, Hofstra’s National Center for Suburban Studies and the Town of North Hempstead are partnering to host the event, “Aging-in-Place in Suburbia: Strategies for Success.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies, will be among the speakers.

“When seniors stay in their homes and maintain their independence, they live longer, healthier, happier lives and taxpayers save millions,” Gillibrand said in a news release. “We must increase access to in-home care, and emphasize prevention to reduce hospital visits, incentivize more health professionals to work with seniors in their homes, and invest in transportation so more seniors can live independently.”

Kaiman is scheduled to talk about Project Independence, a town program that provides access to transportation, health, social and other services for residents 60 and older so they can continue to live at home.

Registration for the conference is closed but the expo, which expects 70 exhibitors, is open to the public. Some presentations from the conference will be streamed into the expo area via closed-circuit television.

For more information, call 516-869-6311 or 311 within North Hempstead boundaries.

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