Senior Justice and Wellness Expo promises to be better than ever

Last year’s Senior Justice and Wellness Expo was one of the biggest events in Allegheny County celebrating Older Americans Month, with more than 500 older adults in attendance. This year’s expo promises to be even bigger. It will take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IBEW Circuit Center, located at 5 Hot Metal Street on the South Side.

This free event, hosted by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, Jr., kicks off at 10 a.m. with a panel of Senior Law and Senior Justice experts. Rob Pierce from Pierce and Associates, Assistant District Attorney Julie Capone, and Kurt Emerling from the Department of Human Services Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging are among the distinguished panelists who will be discussing how best to engage the legal and justice system for older adults. Allegheny County County Controller Chelsea Wagner, Sheriff Bill Mullen and Treasurer John Weinstein will also be in attendance.

The event will also include:

  • Gourmet box lunches provided by the Fluted Mushroom at 11:30 a.m. Local musician Edwardo will provide entertainment during the meal.
  • Senior fitness expert Bonnie Banze will give a demonstration of chair yoga.
  • Health screenings, wellness information and door prizes.
  • A demo of the latest crime fighting technology used to track crime in real time by the DA’s Office and Allegheny County Police Departments to “engage” criminals.
  • Pittsburgh’s own award-winning organic gardener and “king of composting” Doug Oster will give advice on how to “engage” your garden for best results.

Transportation is being provided to the event from local senior centers; inquire at your senior center for details. Registration for lunch is required; to sign up, call (412) 430-3319.