Spring is a busy time at Burke, as we say goodbye to the dreary winter and welcome the warmer weather back to our beautiful, 61-acre campus. There are a variety of different events happening over the next couple of months, both on campus and throughout Westchester. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve got on the calendar. And as always, you can stay up-to-date on what’s going on through our community calendar, which is updated regularly.
May 9 and May 23: Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Throughout May, Burke will be recognizing Stroke Awareness Month with free blood pressure screenings for the community. They’ll be taking place on May 9 and 23 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wood Lobby, Building 7, on Burke’s main campus in White Plains. There, you’ll be able to have your blood pressure checked and talk with representatives from Burke’s stroke program about how to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy. Also, as you walk through the hospital visiting family or friends, or going to the fitness center, take note of the display monitors, which will be featuring pertinent information about stroke.
May 9, May 16, May 23: Free Educational Events on Speech and Language Disorders
In honor of Better Health & Speech Month this May, Burke will be providing free educational presentations to patients, their families and the community on communication following stroke, traumatic brain injury or diagnosis of dementia/Alzheimer’s disease, as well as information on the management of hearing loss. The presentations will be given by certified speech-language pathologists and audiologist. They will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Patient Dining Room in Burke’s main hospital building (Building #7) on the main campus in White Plains. The dates and topics are as follows:
- Monday, May 9: Communication and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Monday May 16: Hearing Loss: Tips and Strategies
- Monday May 23: Cognitive Communication Strategies and Dementia
May 25: Senior Health & Fitness Day
Burke encourages seniors to participate in physical activity and to learn about the numerous benefits associated with participating in a daily fitness routine through our adult fitness center, community education programs and special events. With this goal in mind, Burke will be hosting the 2016 Senior Health and Fitness Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. This year’s theme is: Improve Your Health for a Better Self.
The event will be held in the Rosedale Room of the Billings Building on Burke’s main campus in White Plains. The day’s activities include fitness classes, education and self-improvement seminars, community resources and more.
Senior Health & Fitness Day is free and open to the public, with lunch included. Space is limited and registration is required. (Walk-ins can’t be accommodated.) To register call Ellen Albers at (914) 422-1331. If you are a senior living in White Plains and need transportation, call the White Plains Community Center at (914) 422-1423. For more info, click here.
June 2- 5: Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta/Women’s Invitational
Burke runs an active adaptive sports program, with a hand cycle team and activities such as adaptive climbing, water skiing and sailing. From June 2 – 5, adaptive sailing will take center stage at the Larchmont Yacht Club, when the Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta and Robie Pierce Women’s Invitational will take place. This year marks the 8thannual regatta and the 5thannual women’s invitational. The event is named after Robie Pierce, a disabled sailor, who was an integral part of the sport. For more information, click here.