Sep. 10, 2018

Toohil to Host Senior Expo and Health Walk 

I want to remind older residents in the Hazleton area about our upcoming Senior Citizens Expo. This free event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Boscov’s wing of Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall Road in Hazle Township.

I encourage all seniors, their family members and caregivers to make plans to join us and learn about the various services available to them. Our expo makes it easier and more convenient to obtain this information by bringing service providers and seniors together at the same time, under one roof.

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.

Rite Aid will be providing free flu shots to seniors with insurance cards. Those without insurance can pay for the immunization with cash or a check. The cost of the regular dosage shot is $32, while the cost of the higher dosage vaccine is $65.

The “Drop the Drugs” van is participating and will be located inside the mall for easier access. Seniors are encouraged to bring their unwanted prescription drugs for safe and secure disposal.

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.

Another upcoming event in which you may be interested involves a little exercise. On Friday, Sept. 14, please consider joining me for a health walk at the Laurel Mall. We will gather in Center Court at 8 a.m. for a brisk walk through the mall to promote cardiovascular health. I hope to see you there!

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136 /