Seventh annual Greene County Senior Fair scheduled for Oct. 5

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today said the seventh annual Greene County Senior Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Greene County Fairgrounds near Waynesburg.

“I’m looking forward to this year’s Senior Fair, which will provide seniors with a wealth of information,” Snyder said. “It’s always important to me to hear from older residents throughout the area during this welcoming and fun event.”

Attendees will be able to receive a free flu shot provided by Cornerstone Care by presenting their Medicare card. Health screenings also will be available.

Snyder said the Senior Fair enables people to get vaccinations before flu season hits full stride, and provides fuller access to government programs and services.

Sponsored by Snyder, Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging and state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, the free Senior Fair features representatives from state, local and county agencies and vendors who provide services to seniors.

The event will feature:

  • Information about the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, PACE and PACENET prescription-drug plans, heating assistance and other state programs;

  • Lunch prepared by Greene County Career and Technology Center students and sponsored by a local company;

  • Door prize drawings with registration; and

  • A grand door prize – attendance required -- of a flat-screen television, donated by a local business.

More information is available by calling Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953 or the Area Agency on Aging at (724) 852-1510.

The Greene County Fairgrounds is located between Route 21 (Roy Furman Highway) and Route 188 (Jefferson Road), at 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg.