Other Program Areas
Senior Health Education Program
A program funded through Schenectady County Office for the Aging provides informational presentations at county Senior meal sites. Topics of the presentations included information relevant to the Senior population such as Osteoporosis, Fitness, Humor, Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke Prevention, Consumer Fraud and Influenza and Pneumococcal immunization programs.
Services provided by this program are school-based and include dental examinations, cleanings and fluoride applications, occlusive sealant application and referrals for treatment when problems are identified. During summertime and school vacations the program is held at various community sites for children 3 -18 years of age. Call Hometown Health Center during the summer and school breaks at (518) 370-1441 for information or to schedule an appointment.
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Schenectady County Public Health Services contracts with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County for WIC program services to eligible persons.
WIC promotes the birth of healthy infants by preventing low birth weight, the leading cause of infant death and disability. The program provides prescribed supplemental foods, nutrition education and counseling, and referral to health care and other needed services for persons at nutritional risk. Eligibility includes: pregnant and nursing women and infants and children up to age 5.
Call WIC at: (518) 346-8818 for more information.
Click here for more information on WIC through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County.