MONTICELLO — Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis, a life-threatening medical emergency, happens when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body.

Sepsis, medication safety, and senior scams will be addressed at the 8th annual Senior Safety Day on Oct. 17. The Sullivan County Office for the Aging and Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County’s Caregiver Resource Center offer this free event at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St., Monticello.

Registration, light breakfast, and health fair begin at 8:30 a.m. The Office for the Aging's annual public hearing begins at 9 a.m., followed by scheduled programs by guest speakers at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and door prize drawings will conclude the event at noon.

Senior Safety Day schedule

• 8:30 a.m. - Light breakfast and health fair start

• 9 a.m. - Office for the Aging public hearing

• 10 a.m. - Health Fair & Intermission

• 10:30 a.m. - Forum speakers:

- Rolland Bojo, CNO - Sepsis Prevention and Recognition

- Wendy Kirtack, RPh Sullivan Pharmacy - Medication Safety

- Eric Chaboty, Undersheriff - Updates on Senior Scams

• Noon - Lunch and door prize drawings (must be present to win)

Registration is requested in advance by visiting sullivancce.org, emailing sullivan@cornell.edu, or calling CCESC at 292-6180.