The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Burlington County Sheriff’s Department have partnered again to host the county’s 20th Annual Senior Expo on Wednesday, May 8.
Officials say the event will once again be held at the Masonic Village in Burlington Township from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will bring together more than four dozen agencies and organizations in one convenient location.
According to officials, there are approximately 72,000 residents age 65 or older living in Burlington County.
“This event offers for senior citizens an opportunity to learn how the county can help improve their quality of life in a fun atmosphere,” Freeholder Dan O’Connell said. “Many senior citizens are unaware of or do not know how to take advantage of the numerous programs and services that the County and others provide.”
Seniors can learn about an array of free services offered by the county, including senior legal assistance, congregate nutrition sites, veterans’ services, free pet adoptions at the Burlington County Animal Shelter, home security program, senior citizen police academy, free 911 cell phones and one of the county’s most popular programs – Meals on Wheels.
The Meals on Wheels program delivers meals five days a week to home-bound senior residents.
In 2017, more than 109,000 meals were delivered through the program.
While in attendance, seniors can have lunch, participate in raffles to win door prizes and receive free medical screenings. Tote bags will be given to the first 500 attendees, and there will be a shredding truck onsite for seniors looking to dispose of any confidential documents.
The Masonic Village at Burlington will be providing tours of their community upon request.
The Masonic Village at Burlington is located at 1114 Oxmead Road, Burlington Township. For more information, seniors may contact the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department at (609) 265-3788.