Senator Valesky to Hold Free Senior Fair Oct. 16

SYRACUSE – State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Senior Information Fair on Wednesday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida. Experts from local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will provide important information on health care, STAR registration, housing, avoiding scams, local services, and more. All senior citizens in Sen. Valesky’s district are invited to attend this free event.

Kinney Drugs will offer flu shots (with insurance card and co-payment), along with blood pressure checks and other health screenings. Tim Horton’s will provide refreshments.

“This Information Fair gives senior citizens the opportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives from organizations and agencies that can directly benefit them,” Sen. Valesky said. “I encourage seniors to attend the fair, where they can ask questions and get information on issues of importance to them.”

The full list of exhibitors includes:
Alzheimer's Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Better Hearing of Madison County, LLC
BRiDGES Council on Alcoholism
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Community Action Partnership
Community Memorial Hospital
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Costello Eye Physicians
Crouse Community Center
Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce
Gremlin Medical Supply

Harding Nursing Home
Hazel L. Carpenter Home
Hospice of Central New York
Kinney Drugs
Madison County Office for the Aging
Madison County Public Health Dept.
Madison County Sheriff's Office
Madison County Social Services Dept.
Mid York Library System
National Grid
New York State Office of the Attorney General
New York State EPIC Program
New York State Division of Veterans Affairs
New York State Troopers
Oneida Community Mansion House
Oneida Family YMCA
Oneida Health Support & Lifeline

Oneida Healthcare Extended Care Facility
City of Oneida Housing Authority
Oneida Police Dept.
Oneida Public Library
Oneida Savings Bank
Parkway Senior Center
Senior Choice Advantage
Stoneleigh Housing
Take Shape for Life - Argentine Health Partners
Tim Hortons
Time Warner Cable

Several exhibitors are offering new products and services:

  • Gremlin Medical Supply – durable medical equipment
  • Hazel L. Carpenter Home – daily rate on respite care
  • BRiDGES Council on Alcoholism – suicide prevention and education
  • NYS Division of Veterans Affairs – benefits for veterans
  • Oneida Wealth – financial planning and investment services
  • Senior Choice Advantage – 2014 United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Program
  • Take Shape for Life - health coaching programs for seniors and for persons with diabetes

For more information about the fair, call Senator Valesky’s office at 315-478-8745 or email