Halloween costume drive and health education updates
This year’s Halloween festivities at The Floating Hospital will surely to surprise and delight our youngest patients. Our Health Education Department will provide lessons on bones and brains for children to take part in before or after their doctor’s appointments.
As in years past, The Floating Hospital is collecting new Halloween costumes for children to receive in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Generous supporters who wish to help us help our littlest patients dress up for the season can drop costumes off at our flagship clinic in Long Island City by October 21st.
Beyond Halloween, the Health Education Department has various exciting lessons planned for the fall. September has included Cholesterol Education Week, emphasizing the significance of nutrition in maintaining overall health.
Fall also marks the return of The Floating Hospital’s popular cooking classes, which equip community members with valuable knowledge and practical skills for making healthier dietary choices.
At the beginning of October, The Floating Hospital will join the nation in recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As the frontline provider for residents of New York City’s domestic violence safehouses, the month holds significance for our patients and providers.
Our Health Education Department will host a series of healthy relationship-focused classes. These sessions aim to educate and empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to foster healthy relationships while raising awareness about early warning signs of intimate partner abuse.
Also, in October, The Floating Hospital will recognize Mental Health Awareness Week. Kids and teens in the waiting room will be invited to attend workshops to destigmatize mental health issues and equip them with practical stress management techniques.
The week will feature yoga, soothing Zen music and stress-relieving activities to promote mental well-being.