Senior health forum to come to BAM on September 22.
Photo credit: BAM

UnitedHealthcare is inviting Brooklyn seniors to A Better You, a celebration of senior health and wellness, at BAM Fisher on Saturday, September 22.

The free event is part of a series of health and wellness educational events in Brooklyn to inform seniors about Medicare’s different programs and to help them make confident and informed health care coverage decisions.

“It’s important for people to understand their options,” said UnitedHealthcare’s Rita Tolbert. “UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to continue to offer valuable information that will help people lead healthier lives through an inspirational, culturally‐relevant initiative.”

Tolbert will walk attendees through basic Medicare concepts, including different parts of the program, eligibility requirements, enrollment windows and respond to any questions attendees may have. She will be joined by renowned keynote speakers Corner Stone Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Lawrence E. Aker and The Christian Times Founder Rev. Dennis Dillon who will provide guidance on how to achieve optimal physical and mental health at all ages.

Bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd and The Persuasions. Photo courtesy UnitedHealthcare.

For the fourth consecutive year, 82‐year‐old record‐breaking bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd will join A Better You to encourage people to seek optimal physical and mental health at all ages by sharing her personal experiences and insights on embracing aging with health and vitality.

“I’m honored to once again be part of A Better You to encourage people to lead a healthy, active lifestyle,” said Shepherd. “Through this inspirational initiative, I hope to help others realize that it is never too late to start planning for a healthy life. Age is nothing but a number!”

And, because every celebration also needs great music, attendees will get to enjoy the high‐energy performance of legendary vocal group The Persuasions.

A Better You is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call 1.888.385.1995.

A Better You – Senior Health and Wellness Forum

When: Saturday, September 22 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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