State Senator Tommy Tomlinson hosted his Senior Expo at Falls Manor on New Falls Road in Bristol yesterday. Tomlinson’s expo is the biggest one in the local area and offered complimentary health screenings, door prizes, and refreshments.
More than 50 exhibitors from government agencies and non-profit organizations had display tables to inform participants about resources available to them.
Attendee Elizabeth Thorn highlighted the reasons she came out to the expo.
“I like seeing a lot people that we know and supporting Tommy,” Thorn said. “I never miss one.”
WBCB broadcast Sunshine Music Memories with Lou Powers and Speak Your Piece with Pat Wandling from the event’s beginning starting at 10 a.m. until its 1 p.m. conclusion.
Wandling interviewed Senator Tomlinson for almost the full hour of Speak Your Piece about different projects on Tomlinson’s plate and his accomplishments during his tenure. Tomlinson expressed how pleased he was about the turnout.
“Thank you for coming to my expo,” the senator said. “I just get pumped up seeing so many people that I see come out and say hello. It’s a great day to get some information if you need help with something.”
Bucks County Register of Wills Don Petrille attended the expo and explained some projects his office is working on to help senior citizens.
“There’s going to be a new way for people who take care of incapacitated seniors to report on their activities called the Guardian Tracking system that our office will be rolling out in December,” Pretrille said. “It’s going to be an electronic, statewide service so judges can make sure that professionals and family members who take care of failing seniors are meeting their responsibilities.”
Project MEDS, a prescription medication collection project, also had its first appearance to collect unused and over prescribed pills, a phenomenon far too common during the opioid crisis.
WBCB’s Brianna Williams and Eli Kurtz contributed to this post.