SCOTLAND, Pa. — State Rep. Rob Kauffman hosted his annual senior fair at the Chambersburg Mall on Friday.
Representatives from 80 state agencies, local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations were on hand to provide information and answer questions important to seniors.
“It’s a clearinghouse for information and services for our senior community,” said Kauffman, R-Franklin/Cumberland.
With an aging population in Pennsylvania, it’s important to make sure seniors have all the information about the government and services that are available for them as well as private groups who want to be of benefit to them, Kauffman said.
More than 1,000 seniors attended Friday’s senior fair, sponsored by The Village of Laurel Run.
Pennsylvania ranks fourth in the U.S. by percentage of the population age 65 and older (behind Florida, West Virginia and Maine), and one in five Pennsylvanians is 60 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
In Franklin County, people 65 and older make up 16.8 percent of the county’s population.