County Office for Aging’s Programs, Open Free Community Lecture Series

Pete Headd, executive director of the Onondaga County Office for Aging, will serve as guest speaker at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in the first of seven, free community lectures featuring health and wellness issues. The 90-minute debut lecture will be held in collaboration between 100 Black Men of Syracuse and Black Nurses Rock of Syracuse at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St. in Syracuse. Headd will discuss “Elderly Care in Onondaga County” and the office’s programs and services directed at the community’s senior citizens, caregivers and their families.

The free community lecture series, which will held the fourth Monday of each month through July 24, will feature a wide range of topics, including:

  • heart attacks and blood pressure screening
  • prostate cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • diabetes
  • stroke
  • “Mental Illness and the Black Community.”

No advance registration is required for the lecture series. For more information, email 100 Black Men of Syracuse or call (315) 443-8749.