Astorino Announces Village Fair for Seniors Sept. 19
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Village Fair Press Aug. 15, 2017 - Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced that the 5th Annual Livable Communities Village Fair is set for Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center, located at 125 Lozza Drive in Valhalla. The free event will offer health and wellness programs, vendors, entertainment and more. It is open to all county seniors, their families and friends.

“This is a flagship event for our Livable Communities initiative that features more than 50 vendors, activities and entertainment that seniors won’t want to miss,” said Astorino. “The fair is an opportunity to celebrate aging and underscores the fact that seniors are vital contributors to our communities who want to continue to learn and be engaged.”

In addition to enjoying a variety of health and wellness programing, attendees will be able to take part in a cooking demonstration by Mission to Wellness, with free samples and a discussion on getting the most nutrition for your money. For entertainment, the Scarborough Singers will return again this year to perform “Lights on Broadway,” a 50-minute Broadway retrospective covering a wide range of show tunes.
Programs like the county’s Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS) will also be available. Through TIPS, seniors can have their vital signs – including blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen level and weight – monitored for free and receive a TIPS Sheet with the results. Attendees will also receive an informational packet on DSPS programming.

In addition, the fair is an intergenerational event held in part to commemorate September as Intergeneration Month. The event will include a visit from the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and provide participants with a chance to write their memoirs.

Other event highlights will include Qi Gong, an ancient healing exercise to improve health, and complimentary consultations with elder law attorneys, geriatric care managers and social workers made available from members of the Livable Communities Caregiver Collaborative.

Registration for this event is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up or for more information, contact Jennifer Crawford at (914) 813-6263 or . For additional information about DSPS, call (914) 813-6300 or visit www.westchestergov.com/seniors.

The fair is sponsored by Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS), the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, their award-winning Livable Communities Initiative and the Livable Communities Age-Friendly Community Sustainability Collaborative.