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Health fair, LIRR forum scheduled in Nassau County on Thursday


State Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) plans to host his 12th Annual Senior Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the St. Paul’s Field House, 295 Stewart Ave. in Garden City.

The free event will feature flu vaccinations, pneumonia shots, screenings for blood pressure, kidney disease testing, postural spinal screening and a medication interaction presentation.

“With over 100 providers and vendors scheduled,” Hannon said in a statement, “seniors and others can take advantage of a tremendous variety of health care services and information all in one location.”

For more information, visit or call 516-739-1700. — AISHA AL-MUSLIM


Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) plans to host a forum Thursday with Long Island Rail Road representatives regarding the Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Seaford and Wantagh train stations.

Representatives from the LIRR are expected to discuss the stations, LIRR service, the LIRR’s responses to past requests and answer questions from commuters. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Wantagh Public Library, on 3285 Park Ave. in Wantagh.

Although the LIRR is a state, not county, authority, Denenberg said he provides these forums to address issues raised by commuters in his district. Denenberg represents Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick and parts of Freeport, North Merrick and Wantagh.

Some of the past issues raised have been problems with escalators, needed station repairs and railroad parking permits, officials said. — AISHA AL-MUSLIM

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