County wide senior expo provides many resources
PENNSDALE – On Tuesday, September 9th at the Pennsdale Civic Center, Rep. Garth Everett and Senator Eugene Yaw once again joined forces for their annual “Senior Expo.”
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. more than 60 exhibitors were on hand to provide current information on state programs and services available to Pennsylvania’s older citizens.
According to Everett the event provides seniors with a “one-stop resource” for information on a wide range of services available. Many senior services are free of charge or at a reduced cost. Representatives from state agencies were also on hand to discuss a number of government-related programs.
Free health screenings were available and information on transportation and recreation opportunities. Other programs included insurances, wills and estate planning, senior housing options, and outdoor programs. Muncy Valley Hospital, the East Lycoming YMCA and the Hughesville Library were some of the local vendors.
On a county level, the two legislators are working closely with county commissioners and the Williamsport Regional Airport Authority to ensure a project for a new airport terminal which will be completed within the next two years. Both are pursuing a comprehensive funding package to undertake this $15 million investment.
According to PennDOT, the Williamsport Regional Airport contributes more than $65 million to the local economy supporting over 700 local jobs. This project will enhance the region’s economic viability and provide the opportunity for expanded commercial service.
“The airport authority will utilize the state funding to construct and replace an existing terminal building, adding 8,000 square feet to the airport. The increase in size will expand services and contribute to the comfort and safety of the traveling public,” said Yaw.