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Biggert Senior Fair Serves 200 People in Bolingbrook

U.S. Representative Judy Biggert hosted the event Sept. 6 at the Levy Center in Bolingbrook.

Editor's note: The following is a press release by U.S. Rep. . Biggert is the Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District seat. Her opponent is Democrat . 

U.S. Representative Judy Biggert hosted a Senior Fair where nearly 200 area seniors took advantage of free health screenings, flu shots, tips on avoiding fraud, important information on Medicare and veteran benefits and more Thursday. The Senior Fair was held Sept. 6 at the Levy Center in .   

“Our Senior Fair showcased great programs designed to help seniors safeguard their health and financial security,” said Biggert. 

“We had flu shots, tips from pharmacists, and lots of opportunities for local residents to get one-on-one advice from agency experts.”

At the fair, seniors attended a presentation offered by the FBI on senior scams, as well as a seminar from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Medicare eligibility and coverage options.  

Attendees also were able to: check for unclaimed assets at the Illinois State Treasurer’s I-Cash booth; dispose of old prescription medication with the Bolingbrook Police Department; and ask questions regarding driver’s license renewal at the Illinois Secretary of State’s booth. 

Additionally, several local organizations that serve seniors hosted booths, including Community Services Council of Northern Will County, which highlighted its services including counseling on reverse mortgages and foreclosure prevention. 

"Senior Services Center of Will County has been providing services and programs to seniors for the past 45 years, and we appreciate this opportunity to continue those efforts at Rep. Biggert's Senior Fair,” said Mary Pat Frye, Director of Care Coordination Unit. 

“Our goal is to enhance quality-of-life, maintain wellness, and foster independence for seniors.  This event gave participants a chance to learn more about our great interactive programs, classes, recreational activities, social services, volunteer opportunities, and more."

“In talking with attendees, I heard over and over how seniors really appreciated the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from government agencies and get answers to their questions,” said Biggert.

 “Whether they had questions on Medicare prescription drug coverage, the RTA reduced fare program, or property tax assistance, the event gave seniors the chance to put government to work for them.  And that’s the way it should be.  I place a high priority on constituent services and I value the input of area seniors who encouraged me to continue fighting to safeguard and strengthen Medicare for years to come.” 

Conservative September 19, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Wait wait, was she in attendence or did they cart her in there with the others? Hold your nose when you go into the booth this Nov. you've got a real stinker of a choice between these two clowns.
woshihaoren November 12, 2012 at 03:35 AM
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