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Harhart to host annual Senior Expo Aug. 19

Published August 05. 2010 05:00PM

All area senior citizens are invited to attend state Rep. Julie Harhart's (R-Lehigh/Northampton) annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.

"I look forward to meeting local residents and providing a one-stop shop for information from more than 70 local, state and federal agencies," said Harhart. "This free event attracts hundreds of people each year and is always a lot of fun."

The expo will be held at the Allen Township Fire Hall, 3530 Howertown Road in Northampton.

Some of the services to be offered by vendors in attendance at this year's expo include:

*Collection of old eyeglasses (no sunglasses) along with information on donation and transportation (Northeast Pennsylvania Lion Eye Bank.)

*Free health insurance counseling.

*Fall prevention for seniors and balance screening.

*Consumer education regarding utility matters, support and assistance to those directly affected by crimes, and domestic violence information.

*Personal response emergency call services, and hospital home care equipment.

*Assistance in answering questions on filing PA 1000.

*Metro plus door-to-door services and riding LANTA buses.

*Food stamp information.

*Information on skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, short-term rehabilitation and home health aides.

*Near and far acuity and peripheral vision screening (Center for Vision Loss.)

*Free blood pressure screening.

*Questions answered pertaining to shopping for an electricity provider (PPL Electric Utilities.)

For more information or for directions to the fire hall, contact harhart's district offices at 610-502-2701 in Northampton or 610-760-9805 in Slatington or log onto her website at

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