DeLissio announces Sept 19 free shredding event, fall events

50th Town Hall on Sept. 17, October senior fair round out fall season

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio today announced her fall schedule of events.

50th Town Hall is open format

At 7 p.m. Sept. 17, DeLissio will hold her 50th Town Hall Meeting at Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Road in Philadelphia. 

“We will be having an ‘Open Mic’ night, so that constituents of the 194th can come and share their thoughts about ideas and policies that they believe the state legislature should be focused on,” DeLissio said.

Members of Gov. Tom Wolf’s cabinet have been invited, and if available, will be able to respond directly to constituent questions. 

“Fifty is a special milestone, and our last town hall at this location drew a crowd of over 70 constituents. This should be another informative exchange and an opportunity to have your voice heard,” she said. 

Ample free parking will be available.

Shredding event helps protect identities

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 19, DeLissio will hold a free shredding event. Residents of the 194th Legislative District can bring up to five bags of personal documents to be shredded on-site until 11 a.m. or until the truck is full; whichever is first. 

The event will take place in the Roxborough Municipal Lot at 514 Dupont St., located just off of Ridge Avenue.

This event is rain or shine.  

“Each year, approximately 1 million Americans are at risk of having their identity stolen. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it to establish credit, borrow money or even commit crimes in your name,” DeLissio said. “Documents that contain your name, Social Security number, birth date, credit card numbers, insurance information and more should be disposed of in a secure and safe fashion. Shredding sensitive documents is a good way to help ensure that this information does not fall into the hands of a thief.” 

Senior Expo is Oct. 1

DeLissio will host her Senior Expo from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 1 under the tent in the lot nearest Rector Avenue at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. The Senior Expo will be held in conjunction with the Good Neighbor Day Health Fair sponsored by Roxborough Memorial Hospital. 

“I’m excited to partner with the hospital, a part of the community since 1890, and under new ownership for the past several years, on this endeavor,” DeLissio said. “The Senior Expo will feature services offered by state agencies and not-for-profit organizations that provide services and programs for seniors. Thanks to my background in long-term care I know that seniors are vital members of the community and that older adults are interested in life-long learning opportunities and opportunities for employment.”

In recognition of those interests, DeLissio said she plans on including a diverse group of other exhibitors such as a casting agency as older adults are now actively recruited for a variety of acting/modeling jobs and other organizations that specialize in older adult employment.

Representatives from the Philadelphia Corporation of Aging, SEPTA, Visiting Nurses Association, Philadelphia Gas Works, Community Legal Services and many other organizations will be available to provide information.

“Seniors can receive massages from students of Mercy Vocational High School, adopt a pet from the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, and learn about volunteer opportunities as well,” DeLissio said. “Get lucky and win one of many gift certificates to a local business!”

For more information about any event, those interested can call DeLissio’s district office at 215-482-8726.

“I look forward to seeing folks at one or all events,” she said.