The theme for the 8th annual New York University and VillageCare Take Charge of Your Health Today! Community Health Forum and Expo is "Your Pain Matters - Understanding and Speaking About Chronic Pain." The event will kick off at 11:00 am with a health care expo at which participants can be tested for blood pressure and blood glucose, receive an oral health screening, learn hands-on CPR, and receive important information about a variety of topics that matter to older adults and the people who care for them. 

After the expo, a panel of distinguished professionals will address important wellness issuess, focusing on understanding and treating chronic pain to improve your quality of life. Dr. Max Gomez, the CBS Emmy award-winning TV medical reporter, will moderate. Guests will need to RSVP for this event by filling out the online RSVP form or by calling 212-992-7323.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
Location: New York University Kimmel Center's Rosenthal Pavilion at 60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor (at the corner of LaGuardia Place and West 4th Street) 

Free and open to the public.

Community Health Forum

Sponsored by VillageCare and New York University.

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Beginning at noon, Dr. Max Gomez will moderate a panel of distinguished professionals, who will each provide a presentation on a variety of topics. Some key issues to be addressed are:

  • Finding out how to treat chronic pain so that you can improve your quality of life
  • Learning about new medical and integrative choices that help you manage pain and enhance your mobility
  • Recognizing how pain affects your mood and what you can do about it

Distinguished panelists include:

  • Maureen Anderson, MD, Medical Director, Beaumont Integrative Medicine, Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Tara A. Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN Executive Director, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
  • Soriaya Lizette Motivala, MD, Neurological Surgery, Northwell Health Physician Partners
  • Jonathan Whiteson, MD, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Medical Center, Rusk Rehabilitation

A complimentary light lunch and information materials will be provided. Closed captioning will be available for this event.

Max Gomez speaks at a past Health Forum.

Health Care Forum

Event Sponsorship

This event is made possible with the generous sponsorship of LifeThyme, Morinda, Northwell Health, Silver Stars Fitness, and The Villager.

RSVP and Contact

Community members interested in attending should RSVP by filling out the online form or by calling New York University at (212) 998-2329.