Patty Ritchie

September 14, 2011

Record Crowd for Senator's First Senior Wellness Event

State Senator Patty Ritchie’s first Senior Health and Wellness Expo drew almost 1,500 people to the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown—considered a record for similar events held in earlier years.

Cosponsored by the Jefferson County Office for the Aging and Froggy 97, the event offered more than 50 exhibitors who offered seniors flu shots, free health screenings and information about a variety of services offered by area health care agencies.


“Jefferson County’s seniors care about their health, staying active and having fun—and so do I,” said Senator Ritchie, who is sponsoring a similar event next month in Oswego County.

"I want to thank all the exhibitors, health providers and agencies who came out to explain the programs and services available in Northern New York to help keep families healthy," said Senator Ritchie.

A senior health fair is planned in Oswego County on October 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fulton War Memorial in Fulton. For information on the Oswego event, call 342-2057.