August 5, 2019 - 12:52pm --

Spin that wheel could be heard across the green space just outside the Taste of Ohio Building at the Ohio State Fair. Loretta Sweeney, Senior Options Program Assistant, and Christina Byrd, Office Associate, spent July 30, 2019 at the Ohio Department of Aging’s Well Beyond 60! Expo. The duo invited visitors to spin the wheel for a chance at testing their food safety knowledge. In addition to the many community members who spun the wheel, the booth also welcomed Butters D. Cow (the Ohio State Fair mascot), state junior fair board members, Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine.   

In the past approximately 200 – 300 giveaways and pieces of literature were passed out at the event. This year more than 600 giveaways and food safety books were given out before the event ended. “While it was exhausting, I’m very happy the amount of people we reached more than doubled this year because it means we truly are fulfilling our mission of engaging people,” said Loretta Sweeney. You may learn more about the Senior Series program by visiting here.