Long Beach, NY, September 20, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Long Beach, NY (October 2013) Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, one of the states premier care facilities, invites their local community to observe Child Health Day this October 7th, 2013. On this day, Grandell hopes to share the spirit of community in educating parents, educators, and community members about the importance of implementing healthy habits in the lives of children across the country.
Proclaimed a day of National Observance by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, it was observed on May 1st until 1960, when it was moved to the first Monday of October. Organizations interested in child wellness are invited to join together on Child Health Day to help increase awareness of child health issues such as obesity, oral hygiene, prenatal care, and active lifestyles.
Healthcare organizations across the nation commemorate the day through various activities and events. The Health Resources and Services Administration provides educational resources for parents and schools about issues affecting their children, such as child obesity prevention and healthy choices. Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese. That is nearly triple the rate in 1963, a major risk factor for serious health consequences later in life.
“Although we as a healthcare organization do not treat or care for children, we at Grandell feel a responsibility to spread awareness of Child Health Day. Our children are indeed our future, and require proper guidance and care to be successful in life. These lessons that we teach them while they’re young will stay with them for the rest of their lives and hopefully influence the decisions they make concerning maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” says Baruch Giberstien, Administrator at Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Grandell Rehab and Nursing Center, located at 645 W Broadway, Long Beach, NY, is a 278-bed premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care to adults of all ages. Grandell provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice care, along with a renowned Alzheimer's/Dementia program. Grandell Rehab and Nursing Center also offers a highly successful amputee rehab program which utilizes a specially-made 55 foot long harness, the first of its kind in New York State.
For more information on Grandell Rehab and Nursing Center, visiting hours, or general inquiries, contact Baruch Giberstien at 516-889-1100. Kindly visit our newly redesigned website at www.GrandellRehab.com. Like us at Facebook.com/LongBeachRehab1 and Follow us at Twitter.com/GrandellRehab.