St. Anne’s/26th District PAL was the setting for the first of the senator’s three 2019 Senior Expos. Vendors delivered vital information to improve the lives of older adults.
Philadelphia, PA, September 19, 2019 – State Senator Christine M. Tartaglione’s annual Senior Expo was a huge hit among the older adults and caregivers of the Port Richmond area, who gathered at the St. Anne’s/26th District PAL Center and collected valuable information about topics ranging from health care to financial services to crime prevention.
Today’s event was the first of the senator’s three 2019 Senior Expos. Upcoming sessions are planned for Lawncrest Recreation Center on October 3 and Mayfair Community Center on October 10. There is no charge to attend or participate. All visitors receive a free boxed lunch. More than 60 public and private-sector agencies and organizations participated in today’s event, which attracted hundreds of seniors and their caregivers.
“This is the second consecutive year I have held a Senior Expo at St. Anne’s, and the public response continues to grow,” Senator Tartaglione said. “It just goes to show that senior citizens are very interested in learning about ways to improve their quality of life, and that we have many organizations that are committed to helping our older relatives and neighbors to navigate life’s challenges.”
Senator Tartaglione thanked all of the partners and vendors who made the event possible. The lineup featured agencies from the health care and insurance sectors, banking and financial services, adult day care, retirement communities, consumer advocates, assistive technology providers, veteran services providers, state and local police, public utilities, and elected officials from the federal, state, and local levels.
“My goal for every Senior Expo is to provide visitors with a full array of services and information under one roof,” Senator Tartaglione said. “We want to create a one-stop shop where folks can get answers to all of their questions, and where they can get plenty of sound advice about often-difficult topics. I’m certain that we accomplished that here today.”
Senator Tartaglione will host her second 2019 Senior Expo on Thursday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Avenue. The third 2019 Senior Expo will be on Thursday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mayfair Community Center, 2990 Saint Vincent Street. No appointments or reservations are required to attend. Contact the senator’s district office at 1061 Bridge Street, 215-533-0440, for information about participating as a vendor.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact William Kenny at 215-533-0440 or William.Kenny@pasenate.com.