DeLissio to host Senior Expo
ROXBOROUGH » State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-194, will host a free Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at R ox borough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
The expo will be under the tent in the Rector Street parking lot. This is a rain or shine event.
“Seniors are active and vital members of the community, and I’m excited to be able to bring together a diverse group of agencies and organizations that offer opportunities specifically for older adults,” DeLissio said. “In addition to a variety of health, home and other service needs, folks will be introduced to organizations providing lifelong learning and volunteer opportunities and ways to stay or become engaged with the community in which we live, work and play.”
DeLissio said she will continue to offer a diverse group of exhibitors at the expo to acknowledge seniors’ varied interests and needs.
Representatives from the Philadelphia Corporation of Aging, Visiting Nurses Association, Benefits Data Trust, CLARIFI, Community Legal
Services and many other organizations will be available to provide information that older adults may find very helpful.
Additionally, DeLissio said she is pleased to have organizations such as Morris Animal Refuge attending with cats looking for a happy home, Road Scholar providing information on its educational travel tours, Community College of Philadelphia, the local YMCA and representatives from the local civic associations in the 194th — all providing ways to remain active and involved.
“My goal is to make sure that our area’s older citizens are not only aware of the services available to them but also have access to the community resources that continue to offer opportunities to be active and participate in the community,” she said.
“Staying connected and engaged in activities enhances productivity and enriches lives, no matter what one’s age is,” DeLissio said.
“The Roxborough Me- morial Hospital School of Nursing will be providing a Health Fair and performing a number of free health screenings during the expo such as blood pressure, glucose and bone-mineral density scans,” she said.
Those interested also can call the hospital in advance at 215-487-4458 to schedule a flu shot and participate in a blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross.
The Senior Expo also will include free giveaways, including a day trip for two to the state Capitol to shadow De Lissio while she works in Harrisburg.