Sen. Matt Smith is hosting a seventh annual Senior Fair on Thursday for constituents, which includes those from the Sewickley area.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon, 1500 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon.
More than 100 exhibitors will provide information on services, products and programs specifically geared to older adults.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, D-Allegheny/Washington said in a news release. “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 individuals 65 and older as they have in past years. Individuals interested in the 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,” said Smith. “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.”
Smith represents portions of Allegheny County including the airport corridor, Sewickley Valley, and much of the South Hills as well as Peters Township in Washington County. More information is available through Smith’s web site www.SenatorMattSmith.com.