Oceanside, NY, September 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Oceanside Care Center is proud to spread awareness about Child Health Day this October 7, 2013. Proclaimed a day of National Observance by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, it was observed on May 1st until 1960, when it was transferred to the first Monday of October.
As part of the annual presidential proclamation for the day, organizations interested in child wellness are invited to join together on Child Health Day to help increase awareness of child health issues such as prenatal care, adolescent health, preventing injuries, immunizations, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.
Healthcare organizations across the nation celebrate the day through various activities and events. The Health Resources and Services Administration provides educational resources for parents and schools about issues such as child obesity prevention and healthy choices. Today, according to the Center for Disease Control, 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 are obviously on the opposite end of the age spectrum, we at OCC feel a responsibility to spread awareness of Child Health Day. We are all one large community and the health of all of our citizens is equally important. In addition, the choices we make as youths directly impacts our health later in life,” noted Kellie O'Connor, Admissions Director at Oceanside Care Center.
Oceanside Care Center has been proudly serving the community of Oceanside, NY for almost 50 years. Located at 2914 Lincoln Ave, Oceanside, NY, OCC is a premier 100-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center, providing high-quality care to each resident according to his or her needs. Oceanside Care Center provides top-notch short term rehab and long term care to its residents, consisting of physical, occupational and speech therapy. OCC is known for its first-rate stroke rehab program, which utilizes unique Saebo-Flex rehab technology that is the only one of its kind in Nassau County. OCC also has a renowned Alzheimer’s/Dementia program and an excellent hospice program.
For more information on Oceanside Care Center, visiting hours, or general inquiries, contact Kellie O'Connor at 516.536.2300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our newly designed website at www.oceansidecc.com. Like us at Facebook.com/OCCRehab and Follow us at Twitter.com/TheNewOCC