Senator Ritchie's Senior Health, Wellness Expo Oct. 12


Free Flu Shots, Cancer Screening At Fulton War Memorial

State Senator Patty Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Expo will offer square dancing, free flu shots, cancer screening and even pampering at the Fulton War Memorial on Oct. 12.

The free event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. feature over 50 exhibitors on health and wellness, health care, senior nutrition, fitness, and a wide variety of other services.

“My Senior Health and Wellness Expo will offer a one-stop event where you will be able to learn about the variety of services available to keep your family healthy and obtain services when family members need them,” said Sen. Ritchie. “A lot of people who have older family members seldom realize the wide variety of agencies and services that are available in Oswego County.”

Special events will include:

- Square dancing - Oswego County Square Dancers

- Free flu shots - Kinney's & Oswego County Health Department

- Nutritional information - Oswego County Opportunities Senior Nutrition Services

- Fitness information - SUNY Oswego Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Oswego & Fulton YMCAs

- Energy information - National Grid

- Bone Density Screening - St. Lukes Nursing Facility & Oswego Health

- Cancer Services - Oswego County Opportunities

- Breast Cancer Support Group - Oswego County

- Pampering Activities - Beauticontrol and Mary Kay

There will also be free flu shot, health screenings and refreshments.

Over 1500 seniors attended a similiar event in September in Watertown. That was a new record for attendance at such an event.

An up to date list of participants can be found at www.ritchie.nysenate.gov.

For more information, call (315) 342-2057.

Some of those attending include:

Oswego County Health Department

ARISE

Kinney Drugs, Inc

MVP Health Care

Office of the Aging

Office of Aging – Medicare

St. Luke's Nursing Home

Sunrise Nursing Home

Seneca Hill Manor

Michaud Residential Health Services

Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center

Bishop's Commons

Oswego YMCA

RSVP of Oswego County

Springside at Seneca Hill

Rural Health Network

Stafkings Healthcare Systems Inc

Oswego County Opportunties

Cancer Services Program of Oswego County

OCO, Inc. Facilitated Enrollment

Oswego Health

Mary Kay

Tastefully Simple

Square Dancing

Oswego County Sheriff's Office

Fulton YMCA

Wayne Drugs

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

National Grid

Oswego OBGYN

Fidelis Care New York

Oswego County Veterans Service Agency

Friends of Oswego County Hospice

Emergency Management

All-Metro Services

Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. (NOCHSI)

Alzheimer's Association

Oswego County Emergency Response

Oswego County Historical Society

American Red Cross

Dunkin Donuts

OCO, Inc. Health Education Dept.

OCO, Inc. Transportation

Caring & Sharing Breast Cancer Support Group

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