By Senator Patty Ritchie
From advances in medicine to an increased awareness about the importance of healthy eating and exercise, there are a number of reasons people are living longer and more active lives.
In fact, over the past two decades, global life expectancy for men and women has increased roughly six years.
In an effort to help seniors improve their well-being, this year I’m once again hosting my annual Senior Health and Wellness Fairs in Oswego, St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties.
These events, taking place at new locations in Oswego and St. Lawrence counties, will feature more than 50 exhibitors each, which will be offering health tips, information on services important to our aging population and so much more.
Free flu shots will also be offered, and those interested in receiving one are reminded to bring their Medicare or insurance ID.
All events will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the following dates:
Oswego County Senior Health and Wellness Fair: New location
Date: September 23
Location: SUNY Oswego’s Swetman Gym
St. Lawrence County Senior Health and Wellness Fair: New location
Date: October 1
Location: Richard G. Lockwood Civic Arena (located on West River Street in Ogdensburg)
Jefferson County Senior Health and Wellness Fair
Date: October 21
Location: Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center (located on Faichney Drive in Watertown)
In addition to exhibitors, the events will also feature entertainment and free lunch prepared by the “future chefs” at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and Oswego CiTi.
If you’re interested in attending my Senior Health and Wellness Fairs, I invite you to visit my website, www.ritchie.nysenate.gov or to call (315) 782-3418 for more information or to pre-register.
Hope to see you there!