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      Senior Expo makes for happy seniors

      A cup of coffee, some candy, and friends are what one would normally see at the Iron River Senior Center. But on Thursday, there was a change of scenery because the Iron County Senior Expo was in town. â??It was very good today, very good,â?? said senior citizen, Mavis Goodman.

      Vendors, health screenings, food, and conversation were the order of day at the event. Health tests included blood pressure, bone density and blood sugar and were all free for the seniors. â??I had my blood pressure taken and it was good,â?? Goodman said. â??I had a bone density and I put my foot in their machine that does that; that wasn't so good, the results.â??

      Finding out those results and getting answers to questions is exactly why the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency hosts the event. â??The whole purpose of the Senior Expo is to get seniors together and coordinate an event where vendors can come, meet with seniors, and see what they have to offer,â?? said Executive Director, Jeff Heino.

      The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency, or DICSA, holds senior expos both in Iron Mountain and Iron River every year in September, and the organization has received a positive response. â??The feedback that our staff gets in putting on this event has just been very favorable. Itâ??s an event well-worth attending,â?? Heino said.

      â??We stopped over there at DICSA where they have home help when you need it," Goodman said. â??They were very helpful and good.â?? The expo also included door prizes and a free meal to those who attended. It was an event that not only gave seniors a wealth of information to take home, but allowed them to meet and mingle with friends.