Free Resource Book Available at Oswego County Senior Fair – Oswego County Today

Members of the Caring Community Advocates Committee present the 2022 Seniors Resource Book and tote bags which will be distributed free of charge to attendees of this year’s Seniors Health Fair. Pictured above, seated left to right, are Kerri Green of the Alzheimer’s Association; and OCO Community Health Coordinator Leanna Cleveland. Standing left to right are Sarah Askew of the NY Statewide Senior Action Council; Senior Director of Communications for Oswego Health Jamie Leszczynski; and Virginia Bough, OCO’s Community Health Program Manager.

OSWEGO – Have you ever wondered what resources are available for seniors in Oswego County? You’ll find the answers at the Oswego County Senior Fair!

Held September 9 from 9 am to noon at Oswego Speedway, the Oswego County Seniors’ Fair features more than 50 vendors who distribute valuable information on services and programs of interest to seniors. Additionally, Oswego Health, Caring Community Advocates and the Rural Health Network of Oswego County have collaborated to create a comprehensive resource directory.

“This directory is the ultimate collection of resources available to seniors in Oswego County,” said Leanna Cleveland, Oswego County Opportunities Coordinator (OCO) of Community Health. “It is filled with detailed information about services and programs available for seniors as well as contact information and how to access them. The free resource directory will be available for free while supplies last. »

The book contains information on agencies such as the Office of the Aging, retirement communities and places to live, where to find financial help, information on Medicaid and Medicare, education, hobbies and employment opportunities. volunteering, nutrition, healthcare, counseling and more. Seniors can even bring the book to medical appointments as it contains glucose, blood pressure, medication logs, and a two-year calendar to keep track of upcoming appointments.

The Community Advocates of Oswego County Senior Resource Book was made possible through its official health care sponsor, Oswego Health, as well as partners at the Rural Health Network.

For the safety of everyone involved, the Oswego County Senior’s Fair will be a drive-in event. Participants will be able to stay in their cars while they drive around Oswego Speedway and gather information from each vendor. There will also be a number of door prizes donated by Goodyear Auto Service, River’s End Bookstore, Walmart, Stephano’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, Ontario Orchards and others, including several of the Senior Fair vendors who will be handed out throughout of the event to randomly selected vehicles. .

Entrance to the Senior Fair will be through the Oswego Speedway Kartway gate on City Line Drive. Participants will be directed to the racetrack where the vendors will be. Sanitary facilities will also be available on site at the entrance and exit of the show.

Upon entering the fair, attendees will receive a free tote bag donated by the Alzheimer’s Association to place all of the vendors’ items as they pass through. When leaving the senior fair, those who wish can receive a box of food offered by the CNY Food Bank mobile pantry. Each box includes fresh produce, refrigerator items, and stable produce. Boxes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The crates will be loaded into the vehicles when the guests exit.

Operating under the auspices of OCO’s Rural Health Network, Caring Community Advocates strives to meet the needs of Oswego County’s elderly population and their caregivers. For more information on the Oswego County Senior Fair, contact Leanna Cleveland at 315-598-4715 Ext. 1227, by email at [email protected]or visit oco.org.

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