Touro College of Pharmacy Participates in Senior Entitlement Fair

Date: October 06, 2011
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New York, N.Y. - Olawemimo Abiona (left), Chukwuma Pius (center) and John Park, students at the Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem, take blood pressure readings for seniors at the Senior Entitlement Fair held recently with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) at Riverbank State Park in Manhattan.

Touro faculty and students hosted a table where they optimized medication regimens and reviewed drug therapies for seniors. Touro also assisted with glucose, blood pressure, and asthma medication training; bone density screenings; and immunization education. More than 1,800 seniors were seen by faculty and students from Touro, the NYCHA and other participating organizations.

Touro College of Pharmacy, which opened its doors in Harlem in September of 2008, is the first school of pharmacy to open in New York in 70 years and is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities in Harlem and serving the Harlem community.