Were you born before 1958? If so, consider this question: What matters most to you?
You can possibly find your answers all in one place at the “Senior Lives Matters” Justice and Wellness Expo, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 10 at the IBEW Circuit Center, Five Hot Metal Street on the South Side. The event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, the expo is “a celebration of the Greatest Generation and the next-to-the-greatest-generation, as part of the celebration of Older American’s Month.” It is a one-time opportunity to get information you can trust, educate yourself to what really matters and meet, get to know and connect with professionals from the local legal and senior justice system, along with the top area wellness and health providers of services that improve the lives of seniors and those who care for them.
First up on the day’s agenda will be a Senior Lives Matters Panel at 9:45 a.m. Presenting along with D.A. Zappala will be staff from the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging and the Allegheny County Police Chiefs Association. A demonstration of chair yoga will be led by senior fitness expert Bonnie Banze at 10:55 a.m. Gourmet box lunches will be provided by the Fluted Mushroom at 11:30 a.m., followed by a drones demonstration at 12:20 p.m. Pittsburgh’s own award-winning organic gardener Doug Oster will give a talk at 1 p.m. The day will also include health screenings and wellness information and door prizes.
The event is being sponsored by The Allegheny Health Network, IBEW Local #5, the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association, and Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Registration is required. To learn more, inquire at your local senior center or call (412) 430-3319.