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Senior Fair set for September 9

Looking for information on programs and services designed specifically for seniors? Interested in useful giveaways and free food? Then you won’t want to miss the Oswego County Senior Fair!


Presented by Caring Community Advocates, the Oswego County Senior Fair will be held September 9th from 9 am until noon at the Oswego Speedway, 300 East Albany St., Oswego. The event will feature more than 50 exhibitors and vendors representing virtually every facet of health and wellness, from nutrition and healthcare to residential care centers and insurance.


For the safety of everyone involved the Oswego County Senior Fair will be a drive-thru event. Attendees will be able to stay in their car as they circle the Oswego Speedway track and gather information from each vendor. There will also be a number of door prizes courtesy of Goodyear Auto Service, the river’s edge bookstore, and others that will be given away throughout the event to randomly selected vehicles.

“The drive-thru format makes for a fun and easy way to enjoy the Senior Fair,” said OCO Coordinator of Community Health and Caring Community Advocates Member Leanna Cleveland. “It makes it possible for attendees to receive the health and wellness information they need, giveaways they want, and food they’ll love to eat while keeping their safety a priority. We’re grateful to the folks at the Oswego Speedway for allowing us to use their track and host this wonderful event.”


Pictured here with Clevaland (far right), are, from left: Kayla Wight of Aetna Medicare Solutions, Hope Cimilluca with the Oswego County Office for the Aging, Jennifer Rice of CenterWell Home Care, OCO Community Health Program Manager Virginia Bough, and Allison Griffin of OCO Nutrition Services.


Entrance to the Senior Fair will be through the Oswego Speedway’s Kartway Gate on City Line Drive road. Upon entrance attendees will be directed to the racetrack where the vendors will be located. Bathrooms will also be available on site at the entrance and exit to the fair.


Upon entering the fair attendees will receive a free tote bag courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association to place all of the items from vendors in as they drive through. Upon leaving the Senior Fair those that wish can receive a box of food courtesy of the CNY Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry. Each box includes fresh produce, refrigerator items, and shelf stable goods. Boxes will be available on a first come first served basis while supplies last. The boxes will be loaded into the vehicles as guests exit the fair.


Operating under the auspices of OCO’s Rural Health Network, Caring Community Advocates works to meet the needs of Oswego County’s senior population as well as their caregivers. For more information on the Oswego County Senior Fair contact Leanna Cleveland at 315-598-4715 Ext. 1227, via email at lcleveland@oco.org

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