"Stay Healthy. Get Healthy." Health Expo Promotes Health and Wellness for Chinese-American Medicare Beneficiaries
NEW YORK (Dec. 6, 2010) - UnitedHealthcare's Asian Initiatives is hosting its first "Stay Healthy. Get Healthy." Health Expo, a five-day event that promotes health and wellness for Chinese-American Medicare beneficiaries.
The Health Expo, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare's Asian Initiatives, is open to the public and runs Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 12-14 in the following locations:
Dec. 6 & 7
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sheraton LaGuardia East
135-20 39th Ave. BR
Flushing, N.Y., 11354
Noon to 4 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
2055 Lincoln Highway
Edison, N.J., 08817
Dec. 13 & 14
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
62 Mott Street
New York, N.Y., 10013
"Stay Healthy. Get Healthy." offers five different activities, conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin, featuring various health and wellness programs that are culturally relevant to Chinese-American Medicare beneficiaries. These include tips on managing diabetes and asthma, maintaining good heart health, and other services provided by UnitedHealthcare's Asian Initiatives.
Elected officials and community leaders including George Liu, M.D., president, Chinese American Independent Practice Association, New York State Assemblywoman Grace Meng, and New York City Councilman Peter Koo, as well as UnitedHealthcare executives and employees, gathered today at the Sheraton LaGuardia East in Flushing to kick off the Health Expo. Today's activities also included demonstrations by professional ballroom dancers and SilverSneakers fitness program instructors. Ballroom dancing and SilverSneakers are both available through programs offered by UnitedHealthcare's Asian Initiatives.
"I'm grateful for UnitedHealthcare's efforts to promote good health for Chinese Americans in our community, and also for providing such valuable services in a culturally sensitive way in their native language," Koo said. "We hope this expo will continue for many years to come."
"UnitedHealthcare is committed to making it easier for people to live healthy lifestyles, by providing better information and services that support better health care decisions and activities," said Austin Pittman, chief growth officer, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. "We hope those who attend the expo will be inspired to take charge of their health and well-being and see that working toward better health can be fun."
UnitedHealthcare's Asian Initiatives, established in 1994, was one of the first health plans to provide culturally relevant health care services to the Asian-American community in New York City's Chinatown area. Since then, UnitedHealthcare has opened offices serving Korean-American, Pakistani-American and Indian-American communities.
Get information on Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare supplement plans at the Health Expo. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 1-877-527-4423 (TTY: 711).
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through six operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, OptumHealth, Ingenix and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide. Visit www.unitedhealthgroup.com for more information.
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