MONTICELLO – Sepsis – the body’s extreme response to an infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – is a life-threatening medical emergency, triggering a potentially deadly chain reaction throughout the body.
Thus sepsis, along with medication safety and senior scams, will be the focus of the 8th Annual Senior Safety Day on Oct. 17. The Sullivan County Office for the Aging (OFA) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County’s (CCESC) Caregiver Resource Center will offer this free event at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson St., Monticello.
Registration, light breakfast, and the health fair begin at 8:30 a.m. The OFA annual public hearing will begin at 9 a.m., followed by guest speakers at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and door prize drawings will conclude the event at noon (participants must be present to win).
Speakers will include:
· Rolland Bojo, CNO - Sepsis Prevention and Recognition
· Wendy Kirtack, RPh and Ishan Trivedi, Sullivan Pharmacy - Medication Safety
· Eric Chaboty, Undersheriff - Updates on Senior Scams
“As a healthcare professional, I urge every senior citizen in Sullivan County to attend these presentations,” stated District 2 Legislator Nadia Rajsz, chair of the Legislature’s Health & Family Services Committee. “This information is extremely valuable and useful. Indeed, it could save your life!”
While the event is free, registration is requested in advance by visiting sullivancce.org, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling CCESC at 292-6180. In the event of special needs, contact the CCESC office.
This partner program between Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging is supported by a grant from the state Office for the Aging’s Caregiver Program.