Two more senior expos planned for October

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11, 2015 – A multitude of Philadelphia area seniors and their caregivers collected helpful information, enjoyed being entertained and had free health screenings Thursday during state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s “Senior Expo 2015.”

The event, held for the third consecutive year at Mayfair Community Center, gave attendees a one-stop opportunity to learn about new and existing programs and services for older Philadelphians.

“It can be overwhelming for many people when the time comes to explore senior living options,” Sen. Tartaglione said. “My Senior Expo is designed to take the fear out of taking the next step, and doing what is necessary for older Philadelphians to better enjoy their golden years.”

Representatives from various government agencies, plus public- and private-service providers shared program information with Senior Expo visitors.

Free blood pressure and prescription drug screenings were also available.

Tartaglione is planning similar senior expos Oct. 1 (Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Ave.) and Oct. 15 (Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School, 1100 E. Erie Ave). The Oct. 15 senior expo will be geared to the senator’s Spanish-speaking constituents.

Sen. Tartaglione’s Senior Expo 2015 is presented in partnership with North Philadelphia Health System, Temple Health, Shop Rite of Aramingo Avenue, and Keystone First.

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