Oswego County Senior Health, Wellness Fair Set Oct. 11

OSWEGO – Senator Patty Ritchie’s annual Oswego County Senior Health and Wellness Fair will happen Thursday, October 11 at the Oswego County Highway Facility located at 31 Shaad Drive in Scriba.

This year, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization is co-hosting the fair.

The free event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature more than 50 exhibitors offering seniors health tips, wellness checks and free flu shots (available with Medicare or insurance ID).

Attendees are also invited to enjoy entertainment and a free lunch, prepared by ‘future chefs’ from CiTi BOCES.

“My annual Senior Health and Wellness fairs have proven to be a great way for our aging population to access information and health checks to help them improve their well-being,” said Senator Ritchie. “Our seniors want to take control of their health and this fair allows them to do so. I look forward to this year’s fair reaching even more people and helping raise awareness of the importance of health screenings and healthy living.”

Senator Ritchie is also teaming up with Oswego County Opportunities to offer free bus rides to and from the fair.

Busing routes and pick-up times for Senator Ritchie’s Oswego County Senior Health and Wellness Fair are as follows:

Route #1, Services via: Constantia/Phoenix

St. Bernadette’s Church (1667 State Route 49, Constantia) – 9:45 a.m.

Congregational Church (43 Bridge St., Phoenix) – 10:30 a.m.

Route #2, Services via: Sandy Creek, Parish, Mexico

Methodist Church (2301 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek) – 9:45 a.m.

Presbyterian Church (814 Rider St., Parish) – 10:10 a.m.

Presbyterian Church (4316 Church St., Mexico) – 10:30 a.m.

Route #3, Services via: Oswego, Hannibal, Fulton

Fulton Municipal Building (141 S. First St., Fulton) – 10 a.m.

Hannibal Community Library (162 Oswego St., Hannibal) – 10:15 a.m.

Fort Ontario (1 E. Fourth St., Oswego) – 10:45 a.m.

All buses will arrive at the fair at 11 a.m. and will return at 2 p.m.

For complete information on the bus schedule, and to pre-register for the senator’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair, please visit www.ritchie.nysenate.gov.

In addition to exhibitors, the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to help seniors safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs.

This year’s fair would not be possible without the generosity of numerous local businesses and organizations:

AETNA

Anybody’s Guess

Behling Orchards

Cabot Cheese

CiTi BOCES

Exelon

Hudson Dairy

Humana

Kinney Drugs

Oswego City School District

Oswego County

Oswego County Opportunities

Oswego County Sheriff’s Office

Scriba Volunteer Fire Department