**UPDATE:  In addition to the helpful information from state, county, and local agencies and organizations providing services to senior citizens, this year’s Senior Citizens Expo in Bradford on Friday, August 2, will feature two presentations about the Commonwealth’s REAL ID program. Read on to learn more about REAL ID.

REAL ID became available this spring and was established to comply with federal law. While there is no requirement that any Pennsylvania resident obtain a REAL ID (traditional driver licenses and ID cards will continue to be available), a federally accepted form of identification must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building starting Oct. 1, 2020. A Pennsylvania REAL ID will fulfill this requirement, as will a U.S. passport. A PennDOT representative will be on hand to discuss REAL ID, why residents may want to obtain one and how to go about doing so. Information about REAL ID is also available here. 

The expos provide access to a wide range of information in one convenient location. State, county, and local exhibitors will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions about issues such as health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing, personal safety, and more. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will be awarded. 

Area senior citizens, as well as family members and caregivers, are invited to annual Senior Citizens Expos to be held in Bradford, Kane, and Roulette this summer and fall, sponsord by State Representative Martin Causer (67th District). 

The events will be held as follows:

  • Bradford: Friday, Aug. 2, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Sports and Fitness Gymnasium, Campus Drive, Bradford. **UPDATE:The REAL ID presentations will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in one of the classrooms at the gymnasium facility. 

  • Kane: Friday, Sept. 13, at the Kane Community Center, 46 Fraley St., Kane.

  • Roulette: Friday, Oct. 11, at the Roulette Fire Hall, 12 River St., Roulette.

Each event is free to attend and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is served at each location.