State Senator Patty Ritchie will offer area seniors tips for living healthy, active lifestyles at her annual Jefferson County Senior Health and Wellness Fair, taking place at the Watertown Fairgrounds Arena on September 11.
The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature dozens of local organizations as well as lunch and entertainment by the Country Stompers, both sponsored by Senator Ritchie.
“I am thrilled to once again be able to host this annual event, which is something that area seniors truly look forward to,” said Senator Ritchie. “Whether you want to check your blood pressure, find new ways to improve your diet, get a flu shot or learn about local organizations that can help improve your well-being, this event is a one stop shop for learning how to get and stay healthy.”
Last year, nearly 2,000 seniors attended Senator Ritchie’s Health and Wellness Fairs held in Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties.
New exhibitors are being added daily. The current list of participants is as follows:
Genesis Home Health
Northern Lights Chiropractic
Outreach Experts, Inc.
North Country Library Systems
American Red Cross
Jefferson County Office of the Aging
Carthage Free Library
Guilfoyle Ambulance Service
North Country Coalition for Parkinson’s
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Jefferson County Public Health Service
Walrath Tax Service, LLC
Watertown Citi Bus
City of Watertown Fire Department
Watertown Urban Mission
Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties, Inc.
Ives Hill Retirement Community
Social Security Administration
AARP (Chapter 346)
New York State Office of the Attorney General
Neighbors of Watertown
Watertown Housing Authority
Victims Assistance Center
Jefferson Community College
Samaritan Summit Village
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Cerebral Palsy Association
NYS Division of Veterans
Samaritan Medical Center
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions
Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics
Northern Regional Center for Independent Living
Organizations interested in participating can contact (315) 782-3418 to register.
Senator Ritchie will host two more Senior Health and Wellness Fairs in the coming months.
In Oswego County, the fair will take place on October 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial and in St. Lawrence County, it will take place on October 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ogdensburg Oddfellows.