BeST Transit to provide transportation to Pickett's Senior Expo

The 19th annual Senior Expo hosted by State Rep. Tina Pickett is set for Friday, June 21. Pickett’s office has once again teamed up with BeST Transit to provide transportation for senior citizens to and from the event. Pictured here: Jen Horton and Larraine Repasky from Pickett’s office along with BeST Transit Operations Manager Marge Tillotson (at far right).

ATHENS — The 19th annual Senior Expo hosted by State Rep. Tina Pickett is set for Friday, June 21 at Lynch-Bustin Elementary in Athens.

In order to make it easier for senior citizens to attend the event, Pickett’s office has once against teamed up with BeST Transit to provide transportation to and from the venue.

“Transportation is available via BeST Transit’s door-to-door Senior Shared Ride and Persons with Disabilities transportation programs and the general public fixed-route (Route 15 and Route 10),” a press release stated. “Registered seniors (age 65 and older) and registered (Persons with Disabilities) passengers must call by 11 a.m. the business day before to schedule their respective trips to the Expo.”

The general public fixed route will also be available for transportation to the Senior Expo, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Passengers can catch the 9:30 a.m. bus at the Sullivan Terrace. The bus will arrive at Progress Building in Towanda at 10 a.m. Passengers will then need to transfer to the northbound Route 10 bus that leaves the Progress Building at 10:30 a.m. The bus will travel to Greens Landing and travelers will need to transfer to connect with the 11 a.m. Valley loop bus. The bus, on this particular day, will deviate to Rep. Pickett’s Expo at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School,” the press release continued.

Passengers needing to return to Sullivan County will need to catch the 1:45 p.m. Valley Loop bus from the Expo southbound to Greens Landing.

There are nearly 80 exhibitors signed up to participate in the event, according to a press release from Pickett’s office.

“I encourage all seniors, their family members and caregivers to make plans to join us and learn about the various services available to them in our area,” said Pickett. “This information can sometimes be difficult to obtain. Our expo makes it easier and more convenient by bringing service providers and seniors together at the same time, under one roof.”

Information will be provided on health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, veterans benefits and more. Refreshments will also be offered.

At 11:30 a.m., Pickett will hold a town hall meeting in the school’s cafeteria to provide an update on state budget negotiations and discuss her legislative priorities during the current session.

The school, which is air-conditioned, is located at 253 Pennsylvania Avenue in Athens. From Route 220, take the second Athens Business Exit to Pine Street. Signs will be posted directing participants to school parking. Shuttle service will be provided from the school’s parking lot to the building’s front door.

Anyone with questions about the expo can contact Pickett’s Towanda office at (570) 265-3124 or her Sayre office at (570) 888-9011. To prepare for the Expo, Pickett’s district offices will be closed all day on Thursday, June 20.

Pat McDonald can be reached at (570) 888-9643 ext. 228 or editor@morning-times.com. Follow the Morning Times on Twitter @Morning_Times.

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