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Senior Expo Set for Sept. 27

Seminars about obtaining photo identification for the upcoming election will be held.

The 24th Annual Senior Expo will be held on Thursday, September 27, at the Washington Crown Center—just a short drive from , and

The event is a joint effort by state , the Washington Crown Center, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, state Reps. and , along with Washington Commissioners Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughan and Harlan Shober

“The annual Senior Expos have been enormously successful in terms of attendance and positive feedback,” Solobay said. “Having so many experts in one place saves seniors a lot of time on the phone and helps them make better decisions in a quickly changing world.”

Because of the continued confusion about new requirements to present photo identification before voting, this year’s Senior Expo will feature two seminars on , Solobay said. 

In addition, more than 100 local, state and federal agencies and area businesses will be at Washington Crown Center to provide information on products and services of specific interest to older adults.

“The Area Agency on Aging mission is to promote the well-being of older persons,” said Leslie Grenfell, executive director, Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.  “The Senior Expo, which provides a very direct and personal means of reaching out to the mature adult population, supports our agency’s mission.”

WJPA Radio will host a live remote, with radio personality Pete Povich, will begin broadcasting at 10 a.m. near the food court, and complimentary coffee and donuts will be available while they last. 

Each year, in addition to the vendors, the Senior Expo offers a varied menu from the stage. This year, at 10:45 a.m., Veltri Fitness will give a fitness demonstration. 

The seminars on voter ID will take place at 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  

Bobby Shawn, a longtime Senior Expo entertainer, will perform from the stage at noon, followed by George Suhon at 1 p.m.     

At 2 p.m. Senior Expo vendors will award dozens of prize drawings, including two Harrisburg trips for two.   

The expo will close at 3 p.m.

Insider Eyes September 27, 2012 at 05:25 AM
What a waste of taxpayer money.

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