Community, Nonprofits and Businesses sharing Information
Time: October 10, 2012 from 11am to 2pm
Location: Casa Linda
Street: 148 Sylvan Avenue
City/Town: New Haven
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Phone: AASCC Bilingual Community Educator at (203) 785-8533, Ext. 3157 or CancerCare Latina Outreach Worker at (203) 663-2188
Event Type: education, information
Organized By: Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut and CancerCare
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2012
In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AASCC), in collaboration with CancerCare and Project HOPE (Hispanic Outreach Program for Elders), will be holding a breast health event for women, My Breasts, My Health, My Life (Mi Senos, Mi Salud, Mi Vida); at Casa Linda, 148 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 10.
The event will be conducted in Spanish to serve monolingual and bilingual Latinas/Hispanic women. Diana Velez, RN, Women’s Health Services, Metropolitan Hospital (HHC) NYC; will discuss keywords and phrases to help women understand terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Zoraida Velazquez, Program Liaison, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP); will discuss nutrition as a preventative measure. Kathy Clemens, RN, Breast Care Coordinator; and Tina Rodriguez, Outreach Educator, MidState Medical Center, who have provided a breast cancer support group for Spanish-speaking women since 2003, will facilitate a question and answer session at the end of the event.
This event requires registration. For additional information and to register for the event, please contact the AASCC Bilingual Community Educator at (203) 785-8533, Ext. 3157 or the CancerCare Latina Outreach Worker at (203) 663-2188.