SAG-AFTRA NY and Actor’s Fund Health Fair and Free Flu Shots, Oct. 2

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SAG-AFTRA NY and Actor’s Fund Health Fair and Free Flu Shots, Oct. 2
Start: 10/02/2017 - 12:00pm
End: 10/02/2017 - 4:00pm

SAG-AFTRA NY and Actor’s Fund Health Fair and Free Flu Shots, Oct. 2

Join the NY Health Care Safety Net Committee and The Actors Fund for an afternoon of health and wellness at the newly opened Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Come for free services, free food and important information!

When: Noon – 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2

Where: Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
729 7th Avenue, 12th Floor
(at 49th Street)

Free information and services will include*:

Blood glucose and pressure readings, BMI measurements, cholesterol testing, dental and oral cancer screenings and information, hearing tests and ear seeds, eye tests, flu shots**; private rapid HIV and Hepatitis C screenings and on-site PREP counseling, additional free take-home STI testing, yoga, reflexology and reiki treatments.

Additionally, the Actors Fund Health Insurance Resource Center will offer free, private, on-site insurance counseling; click here to sign up for an appointment.

The following informational seminars will also be offered:

Time Seminar Presenters
Noon - 12:45 p.m.           Mindfulness Meditation for Performers Kei Tsuruharatani, certified mindfulness teacher, AEA/AGMA performer
1-1:45 p.m. Addiction & Prescription Meds: Therapeutic and Lifestyle Tips Yvon Nives, LCSW, ACHT, CASAC, Cathy Lilly, E-RYT500, C-IAYT and SAG-AFTRA Actor, and Rosalyn Gilbert, LCSW, Supervisor of Addiction and Recovery Services
2-2:45 p.m. Mental Health Services 101 Catherine Drury, LCSW, The Dancers’ Resource Social Worker
3:15-4 p.m. What Performers Should Know: An Anatomic and Physiologic Approach to Voice Care          Mark S. Courey, MD, Division Chief of Laryngology, Director of the Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing Center of Mount Sinai

*Services are subject to change. Some service hours may vary per provider availability.

**Free flu shots provided by The Actors Fund supported by funding from the SAG-AFTRA Motion Pictures Player Welfare Fund. Shots will be administered on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no advance registration. Shots will be administered in a private room. Additional flu shot dates being offered at the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts will be announced in the coming weeks. Check back with the Health Center’s website for details.

The Actors Fund salutes the commitment and generosity of the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund as a founding donor of The Friedman Health Center, in recognition of their continued support of the health and well-being of the performing arts and entertainment community. To learn more about the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund, please visit:

The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the providers. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.

This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card on the app (paid through Oct. 31, 2017) for admittance.