Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting his sixth annual Senior Information Fair at the Canastota High School Dimao Gym (entrance nearest the tennis courts) in Canastota on Friday, October 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Experts from local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies will provide important information on health care, in-home services, health insurance, prescription assistance, housing, and local services, as well as offer giveaways. All residents are invited to attend this free event.
Walgreen’s will offer flu shots (with insurance card and co-payment or cash). Other organizations will offer blood pressure checks and health screenings.
This year, breakout sessions are scheduled where attendees can discuss specific subjects:
10:30: University Geriatricians - a program providing complete evaluations of the medical, functional, cognitive & psychosocial problems, and abilities of the older adult.
11:15: Vera House – Senior Exploitation and SCAMS
12:00: EPIC - provides seniors with co-payment assistance for Medicare Part D covered prescription drugs after any Part D deductible is met. Hear how EPIC helps all seniors.
10:15: Office for Emergency Management-Free Smoke Alarm & Carbon Monoxide Detector Program
11:00: Office for the Aging Public Hearing
11:45: Bone Builders - strength training & balance exercise program designed to address the issue of osteoporosis. Designed to promote bone health for men and women.
12:15: ARISE – Demonstration of Adaptive Equipment to support those individuals living independently at home.
“Madison County is home to dozens of organizations and agencies that can directly benefit seniors, but seniors may not be aware of all of the services available,” Sen. Valesky said. “This free Information Fair is a means for seniors and their families to connect with the experts and groups that can offer assistance and information on issues of importance to them.”
Attendees will be able to speak with representatives from the agencies listed below. For more information about the fair, call Sen. Valesky’s office at 315-478-8745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with transportation needs, please call the Madison County Office for Aging at 315-697-5700.
AAA Western and Central New York, Inc.
Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter
American Red Cross – preparedness information
Argentine Health Partners - free BMI and WellBeing evaluations on site, free appointments for health assessments, free hourly drawings
Bethany Gardens Rehabilitation Center – promotional items
Better Business Bureau
CABVI (Central Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired) – LP medication boxes
Cancer Services Program of the Central Region
Caregiver Support Program, Lutheran Care – brochures and Lutheran Care giveaways
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Community Memorial Hospital – handwashing prep for the flu season
Community Resources for Independent Seniors (CRIS) – free t-shirts while supply lasts
Connect Medical Products
Crouse Community Center
Excellus BC/BS - prize wheel, giveaways, information about 2019 Medicare plans
Fidelis Care – free pens, tissues
Franciscan Lifeline – tchotchkes and candy
Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce – new Cazenovia area maps, new Rotary phone books, event brochures
Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce
HCR Home Care – new home health care and care management services
Hearing Health USA – certificates for free hearing screenings, hearing aid demonstrations
Icircle – pens, jar openers, brochures
Jeanine’s Spring Chickens – new Medicare plans and updates on annual enrollment
Karing Kitchen - foodsense program
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
Madison County Board of Elections - information about absentee voting, ballot exposure
Madison County Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Inc./BRiDGES
Madison County Department of Social Services – candy
Madison County Health Department – information about adult immunizations and ticks
Madison County Office for the Aging, Inc.
Madison County Rural Health Council, Inc. – apples, water, new chronic pain self-management workshop
Madison County Veterans Service Agency
Mid York Library System
Nascentia Health – pens, post-its, hand sanitizer
National Library of Medicine Health Information
New York State Comptroller, Office of Unclaimed Funds - search for unclaimed funds
New York State Department of Tax & Finance, Office of Real Property Tax Services – 2019 changes to exemptions for property owners ages 65 and over
New York State EPIC Program
New York State Funeral Directors Association – giveaway wheel, small giveaway picture frame
New York State Office for the Aging
New York State Office of the Attorney General
New York State Police
Oneida Health Support
Oneida Healthcare – giveaways
Oviatt Hearing & Balance
Seniors Helping Seniors
The Grand Healthcare Rehabilitation and Nursing Chittenango – door prize
United Medical House Calls
University Geriatricians – eyeglass cleaning cloths, magnifying glasses
Upstate Cancer Center – survivor gifts
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development – Section 504 Home Repair Program, Community Facilities Program, Multi-Family Housing Program
Walgreen’s – flu, pneumonia, tetanus booster vaccines (with insurance card and co-payment or cash)