Seniors were able to check with the New York State Comptroller’s Office of Unclaimed Funds to see if any outstanding funds were owed to them, learn more about Medicare from representatives from the Medicare Rights Center and take part in physical exercises led by staff of the Dodge YMCA. The Fire Safety Education Unit of the FDNY was one of the most popular participants at the fair – distributing free smoke detectors and useful safety information. Staffs from local senior centers were also on hand to meet and chat with members of the community who may not have been familiar with the services they offer.
“I thank St. Francis for making this event possible,” said Assemblywoman Millman. “It is a rare opportunity for many seniors to have representatives from all of these organizations available under one roof, and this is why Senator Connor and I put together this event. I hope everyone who attended the fair walked away with something useful.”