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Mako to host third annual senior expo Sept. 13 in Cherryville

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to the third annual free senior expo scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd,

“This event is always very popular and provides valuable information,” Mako said. “Many times, seniors, family members or their caregivers are unsure of resources and opportunities available to assist older residents. This expo brings a variety of resources together all in one place.

“I encourage everyone to come, whether you attended previously or not,” he added.

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.

In addition, CarFit will again be on hand. This free, interactive and educational program is 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 district includes, in Lehigh County, townships of Whitehall (districts 7, 10 and 11), South Whitehall (districts 5, 6 and 8) and Washington and borough of Slatington and, in Northampton County, townships of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (districts of Beersville and Klecknersville) and boroughs of North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport.