Senior Expo Held in Bangor
It was all about seniors at an expo in Bangor.”We have screenings going on all day and a lot of different vendors. Everything from home health to legal services to jewelry,” said Communications Director for Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Carol Higgins Taylor.Organizers say it’s one stop shopping.”There are a lot of things they can get, information they can get here that they couldn’t get anywhere else. They would have to go to each place individually and here they can just walk through all three rooms and get all the information,” said Higgins Taylor.Blood pressure and cholesterol tests were just a few of the services provided.”It’s always good to have those numbers and to know exactly where you are, but it’s really nice if you have a glucose test or cholesterol test and you haven’t had one in awhile, something could get flagged early before the next visit to the doctors,” said Higgins Taylor.Law enforcement members of the Penobscot County Triad, which helps educate seniors from fraud and scams, were on hand collecting medication.”We’re taking back medication. As you can see we’ve already filled three bags today alone. It’s a great way for people to come in and get rid of expired, unused medications,” said Penobscot County Chief Deputy, Troy Morton.A portion of the expo’s funds will go back to programs at Eastern Area Agency of Aging.