Kortz to host annual Senior Fair and Shred-It events in October

Senior Fair set for Oct. 11; Shred-It event will be held on Oct. 13

HARRISBURG, Oct. 9 – State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, will host two free events – days apart from each other – for constituents in October.

The 11th annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Broughton Volunteer Fire Department, 1030 Cochran Mills Road in Pittsburgh (South Park).

“This is a yearly event that I look forward to every year,” Kortz said. “In addition to having the pleasure of meeting with and talking to older residents within my district, they will have access to an overwhelming amount of information on programs and services that benefit seniors.”

Aside from exhibitors and light refreshments, there will be opportunities to receive free blood pressure screenings, and get flu and pneumonia shots with an eligible Medicare card.

A sheriff’s deputy from Project D.U.M.P. (Disposal of Unused Medications Properly) will be onsite to collect unused or expired medications for proper disposal. Needles and syringes are excluded.

Then, two days after the fair, Kortz will host his 6th annual Shred-It event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the West Mifflin No. 3 Volunteer Fire Co., 3722 Rodeo Drive in West Mifflin. There is a two-box limit per vehicle for shredding, and the event is not open to businesses.

“If you have any personal documents, such as used financial statements, old bills or other things, this is the time to dispose of them safely,” Kortz said. “Shredding helps to lessen the chance of someone gaining access to your confidential information.”

For more information on either event, call Kortz’s office at (412) 466-1940.