FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Ronald G. Waters
Waters to honor senior members at annual luncheon
PHILADELPHIA, April 25 – Rep. Ronald G. Waters, D-Delaware/Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, will host his ninth annual Seniors Health Expo and Luncheon for the 191st Legislative District.
“For eight years, this phenomenal gathering has attracted hundreds of seniors as I recognized and celebrated older Americans,” Waters said. “I believe it is important that we acknowledge and show appreciation to those who have paved the way for our future. Our seniors have played and continue to play vital roles in our community.”
May is designated as Older Americans Month, and as such, this year’s theme is Older Americans: Never Too Old to Play.
The event will feature a nutritious lunch and health screenings, as well as the popular “Who Put the ‘P’ in Pinochle” tournament. Those who would like to register for the tournament must call Waters’ office at 215-748-6712.
“It amazes me how active and excited the seniors were last year when we introduced a few activities,” Waters said. “While they have aged gracefully with time, they still remain youthful at the core of their hearts.”
Waters said that there are a few new additions this year. Seniors who have shown special dedication to the well-being of their community will be recognized and presented with certificates. The categories will include community service, volunteerism and more. In addition, the eldest senior at the event, and the senior with the most children and grandchildren will receive certificates, as well.
Waters said members of his staff will be available to answer state-related questions and provide a variety of information on health care, and prescription drug programs, as well as driver’s licenses or vehicle registrations, PACE Plus Medicare and Property Tax/Rent Rebate programs.
“I encourage seniors to attend,” Waters said. “I am highly pleased with the attendance over the years, and I want to continue to witness the growth the event and the smiles of our elders.”
The luncheon is free and will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11, at the KIPP West Philadelphia Charter School (Formerly Turner Middle School Gymnasium) 5900 Baltimore Ave.
For more information on the luncheon, visit Waters' website at www.pahouse.com/waters or call his office at 215-748-6712.