Brown to host senior health fair and holiday concert Dec. 17

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Phila., will host a senior health fair and holiday concert from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at Greater Bible Way Temple, 1462 N. 52nd St.


Local health care agencies and government and community groups will provide valuable information to seniors during the pre-concert lunch reception at 1 p.m.


Entertainment begins at 2 p.m.


Guests are asked also to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event as part of a holiday toy drive.


Brown and her staff also will offer details on state programs and benefits that local seniors may be eligible for, as well as information on LIHEAP, the state's heating assistance program, and the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, which has a Dec. 31 deadline for 2015 claims.


"I am proud to offer this holiday event for the local senior," Brown said. "Local, talented musicians and comedians will entertain and we will have light refreshments for those attending. I am also glad that we are holding this event in a handicapped- and wheelchair-accessible location so there are no barriers to sharing the holiday spirit."


To RSVP for the event, please contact Brown's constituent service office at (215) 879-6615.