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Health Education Events

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital hosts various events throughout the year aimed at educating the public and the community on important health topics. For a full list of upcoming events, visit our Community Calendar

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is held at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital the last Wednesday in May. The common goal for the day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation's largest annual health promotion event for older adults.

The day consists of lectures and fitness programs for seniors. Senior Health and Fitness Day at Burke is free and open to the public. Due to limited space, registration is required. 

For information, please call the Fitness Center at (914) 597-2805.


Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day

Those with spinal cord injuries share a unique set of health concerns and quality of life issues. For this reason, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital hosts an Annual Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day for networking, education and information sharing designed for individuals with spinal cord injuries. The day includes informational workshops, vendors and adaptive sports equipment demonstrations. The event is held each September in recognition of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. 

For more information, please call (914) 597-2581.
 

Equipment Drive

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital regularly sponsors equipment drives at its main campus and satellite centers. Items such as canes, crutches, walkers, braces, and manual wheelchairs are collected, cleaned and processed. Burke then distributes the equipment to patients in need and various other non-profit organizations. You can also make a donation of new or gently used hospital-grade therapeutic equipment at any time by contacting the Development Department at (914) 597-2847. Learn more about making a charitable donation to Burke.
 

Planning for Your Parents

Today, as our parents live longer, it is likely that we, as adult children, will be planning for our parents’ later years and the possible need for rehabilitation following a medical event or trauma. In this educational program, we will provide you with the tools you need to be an informed consumer when you or your loved one needs rehabilitation care. This 45-minute program is led by Sandra Alexandrou, PT and Lisa Edelstein, OT of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.

The program is free and open to the community. Please contact Sandra Alexandrou, PT at (914) 597-2581 or Lisa Edelstein, OT at (914) 597-2256 for additional information. Pre-registration is required.

*This program is also available to groups of 10 or more at your location.