More than 300 seniors attend Ogdensburg Health and Wellness Fair
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Lou Sherman of Ogdensburg gets her blood pressure checked by Patty Delosh of Canton-Potsdam Hospital at The Senior Health and Wellness Fair. NorthCountryNow.com photo by Sean McNamara.

OGDENSBURG -- More than 300 seniors packed Ogdensburg’s Oddfellows Hall Wednesday to take part in Sen. Patty Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair.

The free event featured more than 60 organizations, offering wellness tips, health screenings, flu shots and giveaways.

A free lunch and entertainment sponsored by Sen. Ritchie were also provided.

At the event, Sen. Ritchie honored Charles W. Kelly, former newspaperman and leader of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Task Force, and June McCoy, former president of the Ogdensburg Senior Citizens, as her St. Lawrence County “Senior of the Year” awardees.

The St. Lawrence County event marks the last of three Senior Health and Wellness Fairs, which were also hosted in Jefferson and Oswego Counties.

In total, more than 1,600 seniors in Central and Northern New York have attended Senator Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fairs this year.