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October 16, 2017

ANSONIA — State Sen. George Logan will carry on a more than 30-year old Valley tradition by hosting the annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair at Warsaw Park.

The free fair, which annually draws upwards of 1,000 seniors, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at Warsaw Park, 119 Pulaski Highway (Route 243). The event is open to seniors residing in Logan’s 17th district towns, which include Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge.

The annual event was started more than three decades ago by former state Sen. Gary Hale and continued by former longtime state Sen. Joe Crisco.

Logan, R-17, defeated Crisco in last year’s election for the 17th District seat and will continue to honor the popular tradition which arms area seniors with information to keep them safe and healthy in the golden years of their life.

Logan felt it was “very important” to carry on the tradition for Valley seniors and those in the surrounding communities, according to Peggy Tibbals, director of public affairs for the Senate Republicans.

Tibbals said this year’s fair will feature everything from free flu shots to free lunch.

“We will have vendors providing services such as blood pressure screening, flu shots, and oral health screening,” said Tibbals.

Some of the numerous vendors on hand will include Griffin Hospital, providing information on breast care wellness, education and advanced care planning; Naugatuck Valley Health District who’ll administer flu shots; Genesis Healthcare doing blood pressure screening; TEAM, Inc. with information on volunteer care-giving services and its Meals on Wheels program and Valley Transit District with information on public transportation for the elderly and disabled.

Members of the Hamden Police Department will also stop by with a pink cruiser in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Several state agencies will also be attending the fair, including the state Department of Banking, providing information on debt management, credit report information and investor education; the state Department of Consumer Protection with information on identify theft protection, trades law, funeral contracts and home heating oil; the state Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services with information about brain injuries and the Office of the Attorney General who’ll have advice on scams and how to secure your private information.

Seniors in Ansonia and Derby needing a ride to the fair can call Valley Transit District at (203)735-6408 for a lift.

For more information about the fair, contact Tibbals at (860)240-8884 or by email [email protected]