DeLis­sio to host Se­nior Expo

The Review - - FRONT PAGE - A press re­lease from the of­fice of state Rep. Pamela DeLis­sio

ROXBOROUGH » State Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, will host a free Se­nior Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 dur­ing the Roxborough Hos­pi­tal Good Neigh­bor Day be­ing held at the hos­pi­tal, 5800 Ridge Ave.

The expo will be un­der the tent in the lot off of Rec­tor Street. This is a rain or shine event. DeLis­sio said she will con­tinue to of­fer a di­verse group of ex­hibitors at the expo to ac­knowl­edge se­niors’ var­ied in­ter­ests and needs.

“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. “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.”

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Philadel­phia Cor­po­ra­tion for Ag­ing, Vis­it­ing Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion, Se­niorLAW Cen­ter, AARP and many other or­ga­ni­za­tions will be avail­able to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion that older adults may find help­ful. Ad­di­tion­ally, DeLis­sio said she is pleased to have or­ga­ni­za­tions such as ACCT Philly with furry friends look­ing for happy homes, 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 District, all pro­vid­ing ways to re­main ac­tive and in­volved.

“My goal is to make sure that my district’s older con­stituents 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.”

Any­one who is in need of hav­ing their photo taken for their SEPTA Key se­nior ID card will be able to do so in the Wol­coff Au­di­to­rium, where SEPTA rep­re­sen­ta­tives can as­sist.

“The Roxborough Me­mo­rial 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,” DeLis­sio said.

Ad­di­tion­ally, those in­ter­ested in re­ceiv­ing a flu shot can call the hos­pi­tal in ad­vance at 215487-4458.

The Se­nior Expo also will in­clude free give­aways, in­clud­ing a day trip for two to the state Capi­tol to shadow DeLis­sio while she works in Har­ris­burg.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call DeLis­sio’s district of­fice at 215-4828726.

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