OSSINING, N.Y. – Numerous community groups provided information and assistance recently to more than 600 people who attended the Ossining school district’s annual Health and Wellness Fair.
Attending this year’s event were groups such as the Blythedale Children’s Hospital, which offered free feeding screenings for picky eaters; members of the Masonic Safety Identification Program, who offered parents the opportunity to include their children in a free child ID system; and Foreme Medical Center & Urgent Care Center, which offered free blood pressure screenings.
Representatives of the school district also distributed more than 100 coats and jackets and brand new gloves to families in need, according to Alyson Perriott, a registered nurse and school district wellness coordinator, who organized
“We are so thankful to all of the organizations that participated in the event this year and helped make it possible,” said a statement from the school district.
Also in attendance during the Oct. 29 event were:
- The Ninth District Dental Society and Westchester Dental Hygienists’ Association, which jointly offered free dental screenings
- Members of Ossining’s First Steps Early Literacy Program
- The Ossining Action Committee, which offered free books for children of all ages
- Aramark Food Services, which offered nutrition education
- Ossining’s school nurses, who offered hand washing education
In addition to the screenings for picky eaters, the Blythedale Children’s Hospital provided assistance for the event through their Kohl’s Eat Well, Be Well program, according to Perriott.