GRADD Senior Day Out and Benefits Check-Up Events Scheduled Thursday

Hundreds of senior citizens in the Green River Area Development District are expected to fill Owensboro’s Towne Square Mall on Thursday for the 17th annual “Senior Day Out” event.

During the event, GRADD officials say attendees can learn about disaster preparedness, consumer fraud, identity theft, Medicare benefits, and other timely issues, while enjoying food, fun and live music.

Presenters will include Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and Gerina Whethers, Head of Senior Protection from the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office; Benefits Counselor with the Kentucky Department of Affairs Johnny Allen; and Owensboro Fire Department Chief Steve Leonard.

This year’s Senior Day Out will take place in conjunction with a Benefits Check-Up, which will provide seniors an opportunity to find out what benefits they may qualify for, as well as the ability to sign up for those benefits. According to the release, this event will be held in the former Hallmark store in Towne Square Mall from 8:00 a.m. until noon. GRADD officials say GRITS will be providing free bus service from central locations in each of the GRADD counties.

The centralized locations are as follows:

Providence:     7:30 – 7:45 a.m.          101 Center Ridge Drive

Sturgis:            8:00 – 8:15 a.m.          115 Old Providence Road and 221 S. Hope Drive

Morganfield    8:15 – 8:30 a.m.          703 Culver Street in the Courtyard

Henderson       9:00 – 9:15 a.m.          703 Culver Street in the Courtyard

The Seniors Day Out event at Owensboro’s Towne Square Mall will be held Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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