Senator Tartaglione concluded her annual Senior Expo series by helping hundreds of community members with information about aging-related topics.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 11, 2018 – The Fox Chase community welcomed State Sen. Christine Tartaglione’s annual Senior Expo with open arms today as hundreds of older adults and their caregivers gathered at Fox Chase Recreation Center for free health screenings and for information about an array of senior-specific topics such as healthcare, housing, accessibility for the disabled, financial services, estate preparation, consumer protection and crime prevention. Some folks even got their annual flu shots.
Dozens of exhibitors filled the rec center gymnasium representing public agencies, elected officials, private service providers and non-profit organizations that share a common goal of improving the lives of older people in the community. Today’s event was Senator Tartaglione’s third and final Senior Expo of the year. Previous expos at Mayfair Community Center (on Sept. 27) and St. Anne’s PAL Center (Oct. 4) also attracted large community responses.
“My Senior Expos are a tremendously effective community outreach because they help our presenters make a positive, meaningful impact on the lives of these seniors,” Tartaglione said. “Our visitors go from table to table and consult with exhibitors face-to-face about issues that are important to each individual person. They really appreciate being able to seek help for many different needs all in one place in the span of just a few hours. This is a convenient way for seniors to get answers to their many questions without leaving their own neighborhood.”
Although Senator Tartaglione’s annual Senior Expos series has concluded for 2018, planning is already underway to renew the popular program in Fall 2019.
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