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West Penn Lion and Lioness clubs host Senior Fun Day

Published August 14. 2014 04:00PM

The West Penn Township Lion & Lioness Clubs held their 33rd Annual Senior Fun Day on Aug. 2 at the West Penn Twp. Community Park.

Lion President Melissa Kistler and Lioness President Karissa Brothers welcomed approximately 85 West Penn Township Seniors to join them in a day filled with fellowship, food, games, entertainment and informational sessions.

"Many of our township seniors look forward to this yearly event. They enjoy spending a relaxing day with their friends, and we enjoy having them as our guests," said Kistler. "This is a great opportunity for the Lions and Lioness to give back to the seniors in our community."

Lion Curtis Bailey led the invocation before the noon meal.

After dinner, Marsha Resch, director of emergency services at Blue Mountain Health Systems, discussed signs and symptoms of strokes, heart disease, diabetes and other common senior health issues; followed by a period of questions and answers.

The Penn Mahoning Ambulance crew offered free blood pressure screenings and vital checks for all interested guests.

After the first informational session, seniors were able to sit back and relax to musical entertainment provided by Scranton guitarist and vocalist Tom Rogo.

Denise Skrabak, from the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center, provided information regarding services that are offered at the center and little goody bags were handed out to all the attendees.

Before the evening meal, seniors were invited to play bingo and participate in a cake walk to win prizes, homemade baked goods and fruit that was donated by club members. A light evening meal was served before the closing of the fun-filled day.

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