Representative Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) encourages senior citizens, their family members and caregivers to attend this year’s Senior Expo on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center, 1001 Main St. E., Girard.
About 70 vendors that offer a wide range of services geared toward senior citizens will be on hand to share information and answer question from expo attendees.
Vendors will include attorneys, vision and hearing specialists, estate and funeral planners, medical equipment sellers and hospice and home care providers. Representatives from government agencies and nonprofit organizations will also be in attendance.
“Seniors are often unaware of the many programs and services available to them,” Wentling said. “Attendees will have the unique opportunity of having numerous vendors and service agencies at their disposal during this Senior Expo.”
Attendees can receive various health services onsite. Blood pressure checks, otoscope testing and flu and pneumonia shots will be offered. Attendees who want to be vaccinated are reminded they must bring their Medicare information and any insurance cards with them. Shingle shots will also be offered. To check on a copay for shingle shots ahead of time, call Giant Eagle at (814) 774-2467. Additionally, attendees can sign up for the Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program and smoke alarm installation and evaluations.
For more information, please visit www.RepWentling.com or call, toll-free 1-855-249-2427.