ATHENS – Senior citizens can bring their expired or unused medications for secure disposal during Rep. Tina Pickett’s (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) 18th annual Senior Expo, set for Friday, June 15, at the Athens Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
“We have found during the opioid epidemic plaguing our communities, that individuals commonly look to the family medicine cabinet to feed their addictions,” said Pickett. “That’s why we encourage and try to make it as easy as possible for residents – and seniors especially – to have a secure place to safely dispose of their unwanted and unused medications.”
Nearly 90 exhibitors are expected to offer information on health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, financial planning, fraud protection, government services and veterans benefits.
At 11:30 a.m., Pickett will hold her town hall meeting in the school’s cafeteria to update seniors, their families and caregivers about state budget negotiations and many other important legislative action items accomplished during the spring session.
Refreshments will be offered, and the school is air conditioned for seniors’ comfort.
The school is located at 253 Pennsylvania Ave. in Athens
. From Route 220, take the second Athens Business Exit to Pine Street. Signs will be posted directing participants to school parking. Shuttle service will be provided from the school’s parking lot to the building’s front door.
The school is located at 253 Pennsylvania Ave. in Athens. From Route 220, take the second Athens Business Exit to Pine Street. Signs will be posted directing participants to school parking. Shuttle service will be provided from the school’s parking lot to the building’s front door.
For additional transportation, public transportation is available via BeST Transit’s door-to-door Senior Shared Ride and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) transportation programs and the general public fixed-route (Route 15 and Route 10). Registered seniors (age 65 or older) and registered PWD passengers must call by 11 a.m. the business day (Thursday, June 14) before to schedule their respective trips to the Expo.
The general public fixed route is also available for the general public to use to the Expo. Passengers can catch the 9:15 a.m. bus at the Sullivan Terrace or the 9:25 a.m. bus at the Acorn Market. The bus will arrive at Progress Building in Towanda at 10 a.m. Passengers will then need to transfer to the northbound Route 10 bus that leaves the Progress Building at 10:30 a.m. The Route 10 bus will travel to Greens Landing and travelers will need to transfer at Greens Landing to connect with the 11 a.m. Valley Loop bus. The bus, on this particular day, will deviate to Pickett’s Expo at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School.
Passengers needing to return to Sullivan County will need to catch the 1:45 p.m. Valley Loop bus from the Expo southbound to Greens Landing. Passengers will transfer at Greens Landing to the Route 10 connector 2:10 p.m. bus. The bus will arrive to the Progress Building at approximately 2:40 p.m. There, passengers can take the Route 15 fixed back to Sullivan County.
Anyone with questions about the expo can contact Pickett’s Towanda office at (570) 265-3124 or her Sayre office at (570) 888-9011. To prepare for the Expo, her full-time district offices will be closed all day on Thursday, June 14.
Representative Tina Pickett
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Jennifer Keaton