HILLSIDE, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, will host a free Senior and Veteran Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, located at 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park.

“It’s critical that lawmakers assist area seniors and veterans in connecting with programs and benefits that are available to them,” Welch said. “There are a lot of programs out there that are meant to give seniors and veterans a helping hand, but not everyone is aware of them. I encourage folks to come by and see what resources they’re eligible for.”

Welch’s free Senior and Veteran Resource Fair will feature two timeslots of activity. From 10 a.m. until noon, residents will be able to meet with various vendors and service providers to answer questions about programs. Additionally, free health screenings and other resources, including free help with drafting wills and estate plans will be available to attendees. The second part of the fair, from noon until 2 p.m. will feature free lunch, bingo and other prizes.

“It’s a top priority of mine to advocate for seniors and veterans,” Welch said. “In addition to supporting policies that protect funding critical programs seniors and veterans rely on, it’s important to me that I connect folks in the area to resources that are available to them. I encourage local seniors and veterans to come by, learn about assistance they are eligible for, and participate in some of the fun activities we have planned.”

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