The fifth annual Southeast Oakland County Senior Salute will be held Oct. 1 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, where participants will have the opportunity win Meijer gifts cards, get flu shots and enjoy a free lunch.
Sen. John Pappageorge, R-Troy, and Reps. Chuck Moss, R–Birmingham, and Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, and the nonprofit Southeast Oakland Community Fund organized the event that runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"The Southeast Oakland County Senior Salute continues to grow every year because it's a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends and enjoy a good meal. The best part is, the salute is free of charge," said Pappageorge, who represents Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Madison Heights, Royal Oak and Troy in the 13th District. “This year we are featuring $2,000 in Meijer gift cards that will be raffled away in $250 increments to give more seniors the opportunity to win big."
Gift card winners must be present to collect their prize, according to a press release. The event also will feature the following.
- A free lunch.
- Information provided by a variety of vendors.
- Door prizes.
- Health screenings.
- A cloth bag to store all of the vendor giveaways.
Seniors who would like to get a flu shot during the event are asked to bring their insurance card.
Sponsors include American House Senior Living Communities, Beaumont Hospital, DTE Energy, Meijer, A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors, Advanced Home Care, Blast Pain, Consumers Energy, Health Alliance Plan, and Sleep Solutions Home Medical.
"I encourage local seniors to attend this fantastic event to get their flu shot, enjoy a free lunch, and visit with friends," Pappageorge said. "I look forward to seeing you there."
If you go
- When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1
- Where: Royal Oak Farmers Market
- Cost: Free
- Why go: Participants will have the opportunity win Meijer gifts cards, get flu shots and enjoy a free lunch. There also will be entertainment, door prizes and health screenings.
- What else: Call 248-227-1058 for more information.