PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2014 – Hundreds of 2nd Senatorial District residents learned about beneficial services and vital information today during the second of state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione’s three senior expos.

Attendees also had the opportunity to have free vision, blood pressure and prescription drug screenings and reviews during the event, which was held at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.

“So many services exist in Pennsylvania that can dramatically improve the golden years for our older relatives and neighbors,” Sen. Tartaglione said. “Bringing so many organizations together in one place shows how dramatic the breadth of public support really is.

“I’ve planned three senior expos this year because I want everyone in my district who is older than 50 to know that help is available.”

Tartaglione’s first expo happened Sept. 11 at the Mayfair Community Center on St. Vincent Street. Her next expo, set for Oct. 16, will take place at Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School, 1100 E. Erie Ave.

People who attended today’s event received free tote bags and boxed lunches.



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Editor’s Note:  The following vendors attended Sen. Tartaglione’s senior expo:

AARP: Medicare Supplement

AARP: Pennsylvania

Aetna Better Health CHIP

Always Best Care Senior Services

Associated Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Cigna-Health Spring (Bravo)

Coalition Against Hunger

Delaware Valley Cremation Service

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

Dr. Donna Skerry

Ema Care Pharmacy

Eye Care Vision

Foot Comfort Center

Gateway Health Plan

Gateway Funding

Golden Times

Greater Philadelphia Health Action Inc.

Health Partners Plans

Heron Companions

Independence Blue Cross

Independence CHIP

Isabelle Neris Consultant

Jewish Relief Agency

Keystone VIP Choice

Legal Clinic For the Disabled

Marilyn Burstin

Mental Health Association of SEPA-Successful Aging Taskforce

Nazareth Hospital

New Courtland

PA Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection

PA Housing Finance Agency

PA Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)

PA Office of Consumer Advocate

PA Public Utility Commission

PA State Police


PECO Smart Ideas

Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center


Philadelphia Police Department: 2nd District

Philadelphia City Commissioners Office

Philadelphia City Controller

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Philadelphia Fire Department (SAPFA)

Philadelphia Gas Works

Philadelphia Police Department Special Victis Unit

Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office

Philadelphia Streets Department:Traffic

Philadelphia Water Revenue

Philadelphia Water Department

Register of Wills

Rhawnhurst NORC

Rite Aid

Senior Care Max

State Representative Cohen

Tax Consultant Financial Services

Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS)

Temple Ready Care

Temple University School of Pharmacy

Washington Savings Bank