Hundreds attend Glen Cove Senior Health Expo


The Glen Cove YMCA welcomed eager guests to RichnerLIVE and the Herald’s Senior Health & Beyond Expo, presented by UnitedHealthcare on Nov. 3, the third and final in a community-loved series of Expos for 2022.

The Expo is a wonderful event, where a number of diverse businesses — as well as up and coming services  — share their products and refined knowledge with Long Islanders.

“This is one of our most beloved series; we always receive positive feedback from attendees,” Executive Director of Corporate Relations & Events at Herald Community Newspapers and RichnerLIVE Amy Amato said. “It’s always fulfilling to hear that our Expos make a difference in our communities. That’s what it’s all about.”

More than 40 vendors lined the center to divulge their knowledge in wellness, care, lifestyle, estate planning and insurance, vital services, and more. Attendees also rounded up their household items, paintings and heirlooms to be appraised by Syl-Lee Antiques and uncover what treasures they may have had hidden in their home.

At noon, guests sat down for a panel discussion to hear experts discuss a myriad of topics; but not before getting a good stretch in. Thanks to Get Moving Sponsor CuraLeaf, Bikram Yoga+ Roslyn Yoga Instructor Judy Appell lead the group in a relaxing stretching session.

The panel discussion was kicked-off with keynote speaker Michael Krantz, licensed sales representative from UnitedHealthcare, who spoke about how he can help retirees and pre-retires navigate the world of Medicare.

“These Senior Health & Beyond Expo have been great; it’s always so nice to see people coming out and engaging in senior topics,” UnitedHealthcare Representative Krantz said. “And it’s always my pleasure helping those in need of understanding their different options since Medicare in particular is a complex subject matter.”

Guests also heard from panelists Donna Stefans, ESQ., founder and lead attorney at Stefans Law Group; Allison Fenech, social worker at Long Beach Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Cassena Care); Jill Wasser, utility consumer program specialist at NYS Department of Public Service; and Michell Fayex-Olabi, lead senior benefits advisor at AgeWell New York.

To end the hour-long discussion and Q&A session, Stretch Zone winded things down with a relaxing deep stretch. “It’s important to keep moving, especially after being still for long periods of time, even if it’s a few stretches,” Sales Director for Herald Community Newspapers, Lori Berger said.

Attendees received a goody bag — courtesy of Premier Assist — filled with special-event sections, keepsakes, vital take-home information and a full bag ofbialys from Bell’s Brooklyn Bagels. Raffles were also announced, with prizes including smudge and spray set with mini candle from The Venusian Oracle, two 30-minute massage vouchers from Glen Cove Massage, free 5-month membership to the YMCA and more.

The Expo was made possible thanks to presenting sponsor United Healthcare; Gold Sponsor: Stefans Law Group, Gift Bag Sponsor: Premier Assist; Refreshment & Snack Sponsor: Long Beach Assisted Living; Silver Sponsors: Long Beach Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Parker Jewish for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, New York Department of Public Service, AgeWell New York, Atena, Emerge and the Glen Cove Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation; and Get Moving Sponsor: CuraLeaf

Guests and vendors are looking forward to the next series of Senior Health & Beyond Expo, continuing next year. In the meantime, keep an eye out for more expos and events from the Herald and RichnerLIVE at