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Thrive’s Community Incubator Hosts the Oswego County CARES Expo

OSWEGO, NY – As a part of the Thrive Oswego County Community Incubator initiative, the Office of Business and Community Relations at SUNY Oswego will host the Oswego County Community Awareness Regarding Exceptional Services (CARES) Expo.

The expo will showcase a wide range of human services available to Oswego County residents, as well as several mini seminars of community interest.

The CARES Expo was created in partnership with the Rural Health Network’s Co-Morbidity Task Force and is co-sponsored by the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities Family Support Services Council.

It will be held on May 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center Arena.

“This is a great opportunity for community members and our students to learn what programs and services are available to them in our county for any needs that may arise for themselves or their family members,” said Tammy Elowsky, assistant director, Office of Business and Community Relations at SUNY Oswego. “It will also provide lots of fun for children with an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, story time, and arts and crafts so that caregivers will have the opportunity to explore the expo and even take advantage of some of the mini classes we will have available that day. This is a part of our Thrive Community Incubator initiative and is our way of ‘paying it forward’ in our community.”

The CARES Expo is on the heels of the success of the innovation Rainforest Launch and workshops recently facilitated by Greg Horowitt, venture capitalist out of California.

Thrive is sure keeping the momentum going.

The children’s activities will be provided by members of Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education) and Alpha Phi Omega (national co-ed service-based fraternity) led by SUNY Oswego student Keri Frazer, President of Kappa Delta Pi, and graduate student Jon Zella of the Civic Engagement Coalition.

The Oswego County CARES Expo, children activities and seminars are all free for Oswego County residents.

Attendees will each receive a directory of services available in Oswego County.

Parking will be provided in Lots E-31, E-1 and E-18, with overflow in EC-7.

For more information on the expo or to register for free booth space, please go to www.oswego.edu/obcr/events

If your organization is interested in providing an educational seminar, please contact [email protected]