HAZLETON – In her continuing effort to keep older residents in the Hazleton area informed about the programs and services available to them, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) will once again host a Senior Citizens Expo. The free event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Boscov’s wing of Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall Road in Hazle Township.
“This is always one of my favorite events of the year because my staff and I get to see so many of our seniors,” said Toohil. “The expo brings a variety of businesses and organizations together under one roof, making it more convenient to learn about what they can offer older residents and improve their lives. I am also happy to discuss any state-related issue or concern.”
The senior expo will feature more than 80 exhibitors from nonprofit agencies; local, state and federal governments; and area businesses that will provide information on benefits and services available to older residents on a wide range of topics, including health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government and personal safety.
In addition, a number of health screenings will be offered, courtesy of area health care providers, including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and colon cancer. Please note that the blood work and glucose tests will be performed from 8-10 a.m. Participants are reminded to refrain from eating after midnight.
The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office will again be providing a Prescription Drug Take-Back Program drop-off box. Seniors can bring their unused or expired medications with them to be safely and properly disposed.
Representatives from the offices of state Sen. John Yudichak (D-14) and U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11) will also be participating.
A basket raffle will take place at 12:30 p.m. Seniors are reminded to bring a return address label for easier registration. Ticket holders must be present to win a prize.
For more information, please contact Toohil’s district office at (570) 453-1344.
Representative Tarah Toohil
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office