State Senator Matt Smith (D-Allegheny/Washington) will hold Senior Fair in October to provide information on services products, and programs geared toward older adults.
The event will be Thursday, Oct. 3 at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More than 100 exhibitors will be at the event, and area seniors will be able to speak with representatives from federal, state and local agencies and receive information including applications for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and the state’s prescription programs, PACE and PACENET.
Light refreshments will be provided along with entertainment and educational demonstrations.
“We provide a one-stop-shop for seniors to receive assistance from government agencies, organizations, and businesses that cater to seniors,” Smith said, in a prepared statement. “This also provides an invaluable opportunity for me to interact with local seniors directly and hear their thoughts and concerns.”
Free health screenings and seasonal influenza immunizations will be available for those age 65 and older. Those who need a flu shot should bring their Medicare or supplemental insurance card.
“Each year we are able to provide much needed information and flu shots to more and more seniors,” Smith said. “We can’t forget that face-to-face contact and information is still very important to older adults who may not have internet access and/or any other way to learn about valuable programs.”
More information is available through Smith’s website.