Senior Expo will offer information, services

First Posted: 7/28/2014

In an effort to educate area senior citizens about the variety of public and private programs and services available to them, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) will host two Senior Expos for residents of the 117th Legislative District in August.

The first Senior Expo, in conjunction with Misericordia University, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6 in the Banks Student Life Center. The university is located at 301 Lake St., Dallas.

At these expos, seniors will have the opportunity to learn more about services, activities and information available to them throughout Wyoming, Luzerne, and Columbia counties.

Exhibitors will include area health care professionals, insurance providers, and other state and local agencies and organizations. Health-related screenings, including hearing tests and blood pressure checks, will also be offered, along with mini break-out sessions on the following topics:

• Attorney Ron Santora will speak on senior legal issues at 10:15 a.m.

• Janene Holter, Office of Attorney General, will speak on fraud and identity theft at 11:15 a.m.

• Annette Grella, Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging, will speak on Senior Safety

There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served.

The second Senior Expo will be held with Rep. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Triton Hose Company, located at 116 W. Tioga St. in Tunkhannock. North Central Sight Services will collect residential documents to be shredded from 10 a.m. until noon.

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