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Celeste Van Kirk/Observer-Reporter

Celeste Van Kirk/Observer-Reporter

Leahman Hudson of Charleroi gets his blood pressure checked by Teresa Gilbert with Anova during last year’s Senior Expo at Washington Crown Center. The expo returns for the 30th year on Thursday.

The 30th Annual Senior Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Washington Crown Center, 1500 W. Chestnut St., Washington. The event will host approximately 150 local, state and federal agencies, as well as businesses, all of which provide a range of programs and services for individuals 55 and over in mind.

“One of the purposes of the Senior Expo is to provide a single venue for the dissemination of all of the information that is beneficial or of interest to seniors as a result of the ever-changing landscape of programs and services,” said Leslie Grenfell, executive director of the Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging. “Another element of the Senior Expo that has evolved over the years is the ongoing celebration of successful aging that is shared by everyone who attends.”



Teo Zatta and Teresa Vukmanic of Washington dance to the music of Bobby Shawn while in front of a large crowd during the Senior Expo at Washington Crown Center in 2016.

Vendor displays and experts on aging will be available to discuss products and issues that affect seniors. Participants can take advantage of numerous opportunities offered at the Expo, such as the various free health screenings and the flu shots being administered this year by Cornerstone Care and Rite Aid.

In addition, Aging Services of Washington County will distribute Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers to those who qualify. Ask to be directed to the Farmers Market Voucher table to see if you are eligible for the $20 in vouchers redeemable at area farmers’ markets.

Arrive during the morning and, while supplies last, enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee with pastries.

“We are so pleased to again be a part of the Annual Senior Expo here at Washington Crown Center – for the 30th year,” said Civil Knox, Washington Crown Center general manager/marketing director. “We look forward to this event each year as it is one of our largest that focuses on our senior community. The many agencies and the continuing community support make it one of the best in our state.”

WJPA will host a Live Remote with radio personality Pete Povich broadcasting throughout the event.

25 years


Pennsylvania Secretary on Aging Brian Duke addressed the audience at the 25th Senior Expo at Washington Crown Center in North Franklin Township in this 2013 photo.

The Senior Expo is sponsored by the SWPA Area Agency on Aging, state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, state Rep. Tim O’Neal, Washington County Commissioners Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughan and Harlan Shober, and the Washington Crown Center Mall.

Local vocalist Bobby Shawn will perform on the stage near the former Macy’s, beginning at 11 a.m. His vocal entertainment has become a part of the Senior Expo history.

The winning names of the more than 30 vendor door prize drawings will be announced from the stage at 1:30 p.m. to conclude the event.

For more information on the Senior Expo, call Kathy Costantino at the SWPA Area Agency on Aging Inc., Washington County office at 724-228-7080.

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