DeLis­sio to host Se­nior Expo

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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.

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