Expo shows off services available for senior citizens

MARQUETTE — An event all about a very special group of people was held Friday in Marquette Township. It was Senior Services Day at Lost Creek.

The three–hour expo gave senior citizens and their families the chance to interact with several different agencies and groups committed to caring and providing for seniors. Those in attendance had the opportunity to get their blood pressure checked, enjoy a free hand massage and have lunch, courtesy of Meals on Wheels.

The point of the event was to show seniors how the different organizations can meet their needs.

“I have heard from people that they are so glad to be able to come out and meet people from different agencies and to be able to do that face-to-face talk and shake someone’s hand,” said Lori Stephens-Brown, who works for Community Action Alger-Marquette. “They really get to know someone instead of just blindly having to call a phone number and ask for services.”

Stephens–Brown added organizations are seeing a lot of seniors who still live in their own homes, but they need more help than they or their families can provide.