Residents attending Rep. Tina Pickett’s (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) 19th annual Senior Expo will have the opportunity to shred their sensitive documents at no cost. North Central Sight Services will sponsor a paper-shredding truck at the event, which is set for Friday, June 21, at Athens Lynch-Bustin Elementary School.
The free service is for residential shredding only and will be available from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The expo runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
“We are pleased to be able to once again provide the free shredding service at our expo,” said Pickett. “Identity theft is a fast-growing crime, and this will give older residents a safe and secure way to destroy documents containing their personal and financial information.”
More than 80 exhibitors will take part in the expo and be available to provide information on health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, veterans benefits and more. Refreshments will also be offered.
In addition, the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring the prescription drug take-back drop-off box so that residents can safely dispose of unused or expired medications.
At 11:30 a.m., Pickett will hold a town hall meeting in the school’s cafeteria to provide an update on state budget negotiations and discuss her legislative priorities during the current session.
The school, which is air-conditioned, is located at 253 Pennsylvania Ave. in Athens. From Route 220, take the second Athens Business Exit to Pine Street. Signs will be posted directing participants to school parking. Shuttle service will be provided from the school’s parking lot to the building’s front door.
Anyone with questions about the expo can contact Pickett’s Towanda office at 570-265-3124 or her Sayre office at 570-888-9011. To prepare for the expo, her district offices will be closed all day on Thursday, June 20.