Ritchie Announces Health And Wellness Fairs

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:

Hearing Health

Genesis Home Health

Northern Lights Chiropractic

Watertown Audiology


Outreach Experts, Inc.

North Country Library Systems

American Red Cross

Jefferson County Office of the Aging

Carthage Free Library

Marra’s Homecare

Care Givers

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

STAT Communications/Lifenet

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

River Hospital

NYS Division of Veterans

Samaritan Medical Center

Kinney Drugs

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions

Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics

Northern Regional Center for Independent Living


Alzheimer’s Association

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.