Upstate’s Fall Festival and Health Fair, hosted at the Community campus on Saturday, September 29th, was a giant success. People of all ages and from throughout Central New York attended the event to learn more about a number of health and safety topics.
More than 500 people received flu vaccines at the free clinic, dozensof car seats were checked by health care professionals, hundreds of children participated in the junior police academy hosted by the University Police and 300 children were fitted with and given free bicycle helmets. University Police also hosted a collection site for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Children enjoyed a large display of emergency vehicles, entertainment provided by the Bubble Man and face painting. 93Q’s Ted and Amy, and Marty the One Man Party also broadcasted live from the event.
We continue to have wonderful plans for continued improvement, and the offering of new and expanded services at the Community Campus. One of the original intents, in the acquisition of Community General, was to preserve the resources that have been put in place over the years, and to serve the patient population that had become loyal users of the Community Campus. The Fall Festival was a good way to reinforce this community involvement and commitment.
I have included a few photos from the festival. Meredith Price and her staff should be congratulated for a fine effort. We, as employees, should all look forward to future fun and informative events.