As one of the largest consumers of healthcare, senior 88 are often left behind as new technologies are introduced to support patient engagement. The 'Connect 2 UR Health' wellness fair will provide 89 living in the Town of Southampton with an educational experience that connects them to online health-related resources. This wellness fair will feature discussions with licensed health providers from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and students from Stony Brook University pre-professional Allied Health programs. Health fair stations will provide interactive age specific hands-on iPad training sessions relevant to health conditions in the senior population. The aim of this event is to create awareness of the available online resources to assist 89 with engaging in their health maintenance and to increase health literacy. A total of $17,438.35 is being requested to provide easy to use tablet technology and training materials to the town senior centers to enhance access for this under-connected population.
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