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Rep. Mako to host second annual event

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior expo

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183th, will hold a senior expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

There is no fee to attend this second annual event, which is open to senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District.

“Last year’s expo was very well attended, and participants gathered a lot of good information,” Mako said. “I encourage everyone to come, whether you attended last year or not. This event is especially helpful to family members and caregivers of seniors. Many times, people are unaware of resources and opportunities available to seniors.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with more than 75 local, state and federal agencies and organizations offering information on programs and services available to seniors. Free flu shots will be available, assuming no manufacturing delays. Free health screenings, including vision, balance and blood pressure, also will be offered.

The Pennsylvania Mobile Veterans Service van will be present to assist veterans. Also on hand will be CarFit, a free, interactive and educational program designed to improve older driver safety by providing information on minor adjustments that can help a senior’s vehicle “fit” better.

For more information, contact Mako’s offices at 610-502-2701 or 610-760-9805, or visit his website at

The 183rd District includes Washington and part of Whitehall and South Whitehall townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County and Allen, Lehigh and part of Moore townships and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.