Join us: Senior health fair in Ansonia Wednesday!

October 15, 2018

Popular senior health fair returns to Ansonia’s Warsaw Park

ANSONIA — A Valley tradition for more than three decades, aimed at helping area senior citizens make the most of their golden years, will return to Warsaw Park this week.

State Sen. George Logan will act as host for the annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at Warsaw Park, 119 Pulaski Highway.

The fair annually draws hundreds of seniors who can take advantage of numerous free services geared toward their health and well-being.

Logan, a Republican whose 17 District includes Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge, said he’s honored to carry on the longtime Valley tradition.
“This free event is now an established tradition for Valley seniors,” Logan said. “It started more than 30 years ago by former state Senator Gary Hale. My predecessor, former state Senator Joe Crisco, continued the tradition to make this event better and better. I then picked up the baton because it’s a great way to help Valley seniors get their flu shots, get free health screenings and get key information about health services in our region. So tell a friend. Tell a neighbor. Join us at Warsaw Park on Wednesday.”

This year’s senior fair, according to Logan, will feature more than 50 vendors to arm seniors with information and screenings to help them live their best lives.

Vendors on hand will include the Naugatuck Valley Health District, administering flu shots; Griffin Hospital, offering colon screenings; the state Office of Healthcare Advocate, who will discuss identify theft and how to protect oneself from it; Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care, offering lung function tests; My Eye Doc, offering vision screenings; TEAM Inc., providing information on volunteer care-giving services and its popular Meals on Wheels program; and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

A popular highlight of the senior fair will be a free lunch for all who attend.

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 Peggy Tibbals, director of public affairs for the Senate Republicans, at 860-240-8884 or by email[email protected] .