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LENS Program

Linking Education Nurses and Seniors (LENS) 

The LENS program, established in the late 1990’s as a collaborative effort between the Foundation of NYS Nurses and the Northeast NY Professional Nurses Organization (formerly District #9) focuses on promoting health and wellness among the senior population.  This program is made possible by the voluntary contributions of time and expertise by registered professional nurses and the generous donations of various donors.

The program offers free onsite educational programs to Senior Living Residences and Senior Centers on health promotion and health management topics, such as:

  • Living with Diabetes
  • Changes in Body & Senses in Later Years                                                                                                           
  • Enhancing Your Memory
  • Health and Humor                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Medication Management                                                                                                                                                         
  • How to Improve your Z’s                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Healthy Heart Living with Blood Pressure Screenings                                                                                                    
  • Communicating with your Healthcare Provider
  • Empowering Yourself to Wellness
  • Holistic Health
  • How to Keep Your Emotional Balance
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine
  • Living with Arthritis
  • Men’s Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Safety in the Home and Beyond
  • Shingles

If you would like more information, would like to become a volunteer educator, or would like a program in your area, contact Kennedee Blanchard, at (518) 456-7858 ext. 125.