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City to Hold National Senior Citizen’s Day Celebration

A senior fair and luncheon will be held on Aug. 23 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

announced a National Senior Citizen’s Day will be held on Aug. 23 to help elder residents make new friends, sample local services and grab a bite to eat, according to a press release.

Billed as a "special day as we celebrate the older citizens of Mercer Island," seniors 65 and over are welcomed to the from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a senior fair and luncheon. Among the vendors participating in the fair, King County Metro will issue "Orca" transit passes and a representative from Senior Services of Seattle/King Co. will answer questions about their services provided. The will do blood pressure checks and the University of WA Physical Medicine Department will test your strength and balance. Pharmacy and Optometry students will be here as well and will discuss living options available at their site.

A BBQ lunch for $5.00 plus tax which will be served at noon. Transportation is available and reservations required for lunch. Call 206-275-7609 to reserve a spot and request a ride.

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