Sr. Expo expected to draw big crowd

The Warren/Forest Eldercare Council will hold the 2013 Senior Expo on Friday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Allegheny Community Center, next door to the Transit Authority of Warren County.

Sue Himes, Retired Senior Volunteer Program director, said, “This venue will provide additional space for enjoying lunch along the Allegheny River as well as viewing the other amenities that TAWC and the Allegheny Community Center have to offer.”

“Plenty of parking will be provided along Clark Street and on the top floor of the parking garage. A shuttle bus will be running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to and from the parking garage front entrance to the Expo. Additionally, transportation to the Expo is available by calling TAWC at 723-1874, she said.

Some interesting activities for people to do at the Expo include body mass index testing, scooter test drives, diabetes testing, balance testing, foot care information, depression screening, blood pressure testing, and hearing testing on the second floor along with over 60 vendors in the first-floor TAWC garage.

A full lunch will be provided in the ACC dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the choice of a hot dog or sloppy joe, chips, fruit, cookies and coffee. Donations are appreciated.

Himes added, “The Expo is always a lot of fun and a valuable service to the older residents of the area. It always attracts several hundred people and offers seniors the opportunity to learn about services, activities, and information that they may need or in which they may be interested.”

The Expo is one of the projects that the Warren/Forest County Eldercare Council coordinates annually to benefit the community.

The council’s mission is “to enrich the lives of our elderly community through healthcare education and advocacy through sharing knowledge and resources; education and educational programming to motivate community involvement and concerns; and act as a liaison between the elderly and the government.”

“The Senior Expo has proved to be a productive resource for the elderly community,” Himes said. “This event gives them the opportunity to come out and interact with the people and agencies that are here to meet their needs.”

For more information regarding the Expo, call the Allegheny Community Center at 723-3237.