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Pickett’s Popular Senior Expo Moves Back to June Date
5/23/2016
As a way to help senior citizens rid their homes of unwanted or expired medications that could be a danger to others, Bradford County Sheriff C.J. Walters will again sponsor a prescription drug drop-off collection box at Rep. Tina Pickett’s Senior Expo on June 10.
ATHENS – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) invites area senior citizens age 55 and older who live in the 110th District, along with their families and/or caregivers, to her 16th annual Senior Expo, to be held Friday, June 10, at the Athens Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“This Senior Expo allows me to interact with seniors and their family members and put them in touch with a variety of programs or services that may help them,” Pickett said. “At a typical Senior Expo, my staff and I have put a senior in touch with a volunteer activity, prevented them from being a target of a scam or helped them apply for the PACE or PACENET prescription drug program.

“Meanwhile, the vast number of exhibitors we have on hand allows seniors to ask questions with program personnel one on one, without having to call automated hotlines or end up on hold,” Pickett noted. “This type of interaction not only gets the seniors and their families the information they need, but it also shows the exhibitors the services and programs most in need and demand in our rural area. This event is a win-win that I’m happy to host each year.”

To date, more than 80 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.

New this year, the Area Agency on Aging will distribute $20 in vouchers per eligible senior as part of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

Additionally, seniors can drop off unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal at special collection boxes sponsored by the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office. Also at the Expo, North Central Sight Services will be sponsoring an on-site shredder to safely destroy documents containing personal and sensitive information, as a way to protect seniors from identity theft.

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 services will be provided from the school’s parking lot to the building’s front door.

Anyone with questions about the expo can contact her 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 close early on Thursday, June 9.

Representative Tina Pickett
110th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Jennifer Keaton
(717) 705-2094
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