Pickett Set to Host 22nd Senior Expo on July 21

Town hall meeting to be held as part of free event

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Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Wyoming) is inviting area seniors and their families to her 22nd Bradford County Senior Expo on Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School in Athens.

This free event is always one of the highlights of our year, as I can visit with the hundreds of seniors who take the time to stop by and learn about the wide variety of programs and services available to them in our area,” said Pickett.

Dozens of exhibitors will be available to provide information on health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, veterans benefits and more.

As part of the expo, Pickett will hold a town hall meeting in the school’s cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. along with a representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities to present information on how to prevent identity theft.

A free paper shredding service will be available from 10 a.m. to noon courtesy of North Central Sight Services (two-box limit). The shredder truck will be located in the parking lot. Residents only, no businesses please.

Attendees can also safely dispose of expired prescription drugs at the drop-off box provided by the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office.

The school, which is air-conditioned, is located at 253 Pennsylvania Ave. in Athens. Attendees should take the second Athens business exit off U.S. Route 220 to Pine Street. A shuttle service will be available to the building’s front door.

Anyone with questions about the expo should contact one of Pickett’s district offices in Towanda (570-265-3124) or Sayre (570-888-9011). Those district offices will be closed on Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, so staff can prepare for the event and attend it. Pickett’s district office in Tunkhannock will also be closed on Friday, July 21.

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