The Third Annual "Senior Celebration in the Park" will be held at the South Park Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. The celebration is part of Older Americans Month, which was first proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
"Seniors are our one of our greatest community resources and serve as role models for younger generations. This event will provide attendees with free health screenings, live entertainment, prizes, resources and a day of fun," said Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato.
Morning refreshments and enhanced boxed lunches will be provided at no cost to attendees. ACCESS Transportation will provide free rides to the event from all 58 Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging senior centers in Allegheny County. Additionally, accessible parking will be available in designated areas. Free shuttles will transport seniors from the parking areas to main exhibits and activities at the celebration. Seniors are encouraged to wear adequate sun protection.
This year's theme is "Back to the Swingin' '60s" and will open with a spectacular dove release by the National Aviary. Participants will enjoy: early 1960s music and memorabilia; live music by the Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band; line-dancing lead by Pittsburgh's dancing D.J., Roland Ford; and a "Celebration Idol" contest.
Advanced registration is required through any DHS Area Agency on Aging senior center or by calling the DHS Event Line at 412-350-3428. The registration deadline is May 4.
For more information, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/seniorcelebration.