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LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin Juniata Geriatric Interest Network is sponsoring its inaugural Active Adult Expo on Thursday and invites area senior citizens to attend to learn more about resources and businesses that are available to them.

Ken Stuck, president of the Mifflin Juniata G.I.N., said, “One of our goals as the G.I.N. group is to educate, and this special event allows senior citizens, and their loved ones, to come to one place to learn about the various resources and services available to them.”

The expo will feature more than 30 exhibitors from Mifflin, Juniata, Huntingdon and Centre counties who provide services to, and products, for area seniors.

Health screenings such as stroke screenings, blood pressure screenings, tinnetti screenings and grip strength testing will occur during the expo.

In addition, seminars will be held during the expo. Dan Hoegen, clinical ethicist for the Geisinger Health System, will be doing a presentation at 9:30 a.m. titled, “It’s a Family Matter: Living with Advanced Illness, Dying Well and the Importance of Talking About it with Family.”

Hilary Harry, education and outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter’s State College office, will present a program at 11 a.m. titled, “Health Living for Your Brain and Body.”

The G.I.N. is a group of professionals representing businesses who provided services and/or products to area seniors. The group works to educate seniors and provide social events for them as well as to be an advocate and provide networking opportunities.

“I am truly looking forward to the expo and getting the opportunity to meet with those in attendance,” Stuck said. “I am very thankful to the members of G.I.N. Together, we all worked to create this special event.”

The expo will be taking place from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, at Calvary Bible Church, 100 Calvary Lane, Lewistown.

For more information, call (717)363-4913 or www.mifflinjuniatagin.com.

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