New York State Sen. Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) will host a Senior Information Fair for Madison County residents from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Canastota High School. The fair, which is free and open to all, will be in the school’s Dimao Gymnasium, located near their tennis courts.
More than 50 vendors plan to participate in the fair, representing government, nonprofit and business sectors that provide services for or address the interests and needs of persons age 50 and older. Flu shots will also be available; those interested in getting the flu vaccine should bring their Medicare or insurance card.
“Older New Yorkers contribute so much to our communities and in so many ways,” said May, who chairs the Senate Committee on Aging. “We are fortunate that our region has a wealth of resources, services, and programs designed to keep seniors engaged and active while meeting their evolving needs of daily living. The more we can help spread the word about these resources and opportunities, the better.”
Organized in partnership with the Madison County Office for the Aging, the event will provide a one-stop opportunity for persons 50 and older, family members and friends to explore a wide range of programs and services, talk with representatives, and pick up informational materials.
Information will be available on such topics as legal services, caregiver support programs, fraud prevention, healthcare programs and facilities, managed long-term care programs, home care services, and veterans’ support services.
Fair attendees should park in the lot closest to the gym entrance. School staff will have alternate parking arrangements.
Canastota High School is located at 101 Roberts St.
For more information on the Madison County Senior Information Fair, contact Carol Boll at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 315-478-8745. For a complete list of participating vendors, go to May’s webpage at may.nysenate.gov.