Women's Health Fair in Fulton Sept. 21
Oswego County Opportunities’ Cancer Services Program Partnership invites women of all ages to attend a health fair designed exclusively for them. Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, the event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at OCO’s Fulton Reproductive Health Center, 522 South 4th Street, Suite 400 in Fulton.
Carolyn Handville, program manager for OCO’s Cancer Services Program Partnership, said that the Women’s Health Fair is a must attend event that women will find fun and educational. “We have put together a special day for women where they can come and not only get some spectacular information on available health resources in Oswego County, but also enjoy free refreshments & program give-a-ways.”
During the Health Fair the Cancer Services Program will offer uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 the opportunity to receive free breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings on site, including clinical breast exams and pap/pelvic exams. Additionally, Oswego Health’s Fulton Medical Imaging will be performing free mammograms for patients of the Cancer Services Program. Appointments for exams are preferred, but not necessary, and can be made by calling 315-592-0830.
The Women’s Health Fair will also feature several vendors offering a variety of free services and information. Those scheduled to be a part of the Women’s Health Fair include:
- Oswego Health providing free bone density screenings
- OCO In Person Assisters (IPA) Navigators offering information on the NYS Health Benefits Exchange
- Cornell Cooperative Extension – information on meal planning with quick and easy meals
- Teresa Woolson with Avon products and information on the Victor Orlando Woolson Foundation, Inc. This non-profit corporation was created to raise awareness of the dangers of synthetic drugs/bath salts, to advocate for stronger legislation against synthetics for the health and safety of young people (targeting college age), and to assist individuals and/or organizations in advocating for or providing services to the mentally ill, homeless and/or low income persons in Oswego County
- Roxanne Seeber with information and samples of Young Living Essential Oils
“I encourage women to not only join us at the Women’s Health Fair, but to bring a friend, a daughter, a neighbor. As an added incentive, anyone scheduled for an exam that day that brings a friend or refers an uninsured male age 50-plus to the Cancer Services Program will be entered into a free drawing to win a free 60-minute massage courtesy of Integrative Healing Spa in Oswego,” added Handville.
For more information on the Women’s Health Fair which will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fulton Reproductive Health Center, 522 South 4th Street, Suite 400, Fulton, or to schedule your screenings, contact Carolyn Handville at 315-592-0830.
A private, non-profit agency, OCO touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year through more than 50 programs operating in over 80 locations throughout Oswego County. The agency, which is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member, employs more than 650 people and has over 1200 highly valued volunteers.
In the accompanying photo, Carolyn Handville (c) program manager for Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Cancer Services Program Partnership, meets with OCO health providers in preparation for the upcoming Women’s Health Fair. To be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fulton Reproductive Health Center, 522 South 4th Street, Suite 400, the event will feature information regarding free cancer screenings for eligible individuals as well as the opportunity to receive free breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings on site, including clinical breast exams and pap/pelvic exams. For more information on the event contact Carolyn Handville at 315-592-0830. Pictured with Handville from left staff members of OCO Reproductive Health Services: Heather Buckley,LPN, Linda Troia, PA, Lisa Stevens-MA, and Sandi Froio, Medical Receptionist.