October 7, 2016

Memory Loss vs. Dementia, Living Well with Diabetes, Five Steps to Financial Wellness and Success, Fighting back Against the Opioid Epidemic, and Estate and Long-Term Care Planning are some of the seminars being offered at the Fall Semester of HealthyU at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital.

The twice-yearly HealthyU is a free seminar series and health fair focused on your physical, emotional and financial well-being. The Fall Semester takes place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 am to 1:30 pm at Mather’s LIAP conference Center with eight seminars, including a Paint Port Pink Women’s Health Track sponsored by Astoria Bank. The track consists of:

  • Menopause: Myths and Realities
  • Tips for Breast Health Care and Treatment
  • What Every Woman Should know About Heart Disease

A Health Fair will feature free health screenings, interactive exhibits, and health and wellness information. Participants can also sign up for health insurance with representatives of NY State of Health.

Seating is limited. Register at www.matherhospital.org/healthyu or call 631-686.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also has received nine consecutive top “A” ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 98 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Mather four stars – the highest of any Long Island hospital – for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures based on publicly reported data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey. Mather also was ranked 19th out of almost 250 hospitals in New York State in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings.