ATHENS - Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) invites area senior citizens age 55 and older who live in the 110th District, along with their families and/or caregivers, to her 13th annual Senior Expo, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at the Athens Lynch-Bustin Elementary School.

"Our annual Senior Expo is one of the highlights of my summer, as I'm able to 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," Pickett said. "In addition, I will hold a town hall meeting during the expo to update seniors, their families and caregivers about the recently enacted state budget and many other important legislative action items we accomplished during our spring session."

To date, nearly 70 exhibitors are expected to offer information on health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, financial planning, fraud protection, government services and veterans benefits.

New this year will be a document shredding service, so that residents can bring documents containing their personal and sensitive information to be shredded free of charge. North Central Secure Document Shredding will have containers available in the parking area for residents to drop off their documents to be securely shredded.

Refreshments will be offered, and the school is air conditioned for seniors' comfort.

The school 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 services will be provided from the school's parking lot to the building's front door.

Transportation is available. Bradford and Sullivan county residents should make arrangements with BeST (Bradford Sullivan Tioga Transit) at (800) 242-3484 and Susquehanna County residents can call Trehab Susquehanna County Transportation at (866) 278-9332. In addition, Sullivan County residents can call the commissioners' office at (570) 946-5201 to schedule a ride and find out the location of pickup.

In addition, Pickett's satellite office hours for Sullivan County on Wednesday, July 17, are being canceled in preparation for the next day's expo.

Anyone with questions about the expo can contact Pickett's Towanda office at (570) 265-3124 or her Sayre office at (570) 888-9011. More information is available on her website at

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