Special Events at the VF Outlet Parking Area
Parking for the 2014 Berks Encore Senior Expo brought to you by Reading Health System will be at the VF Outlet parking lot, located off of Park Road behind Willoughby’s Bar & Grill. There will be continuous shuttle bus service running between the VF Outlet lot and the Body Zone throughout the day. Unless you have a handicapped placard, please do not attempt to park at the Body Zone. Don’t worry though; special events are scheduled at the VF Outlet parking area for those who take the shuttle buses. In addition, BARTA will provide direct bus service from the BARTA Transportation Center to the Body Zone for Senior Expo. Please click here to view the BARTA bus schedule.
Meals on Wheels Emergency Food Bank Collection
Help combat senior hunger during Berks Encore’s Senior Expo! An estimated 10% of Meals on Wheels (MOW) clients qualify for the Greater Berks Food Bank but lack the transportation to pick up the items. Through a special program, Berks Encore volunteers deliver the items directly to qualified MOW clients. The food collected during Senior Expo will augment these deliveries.
Donations will be accepted throughout the day on October 28 at the VF Outlet parking lot on Park Road, Wyomissing. Donations can also be dropped off at The Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex the week prior to the Senior Expo as well as the day of the event.
Suggested nonperishable items include:
- Canned mixed fruit (in light syrup)
- Applesauce (natural)
- Mixed dried fruits
- Canned tuna (in water)
- Canned chicken
- Peanut butter
- Low-sodium soups
- Brown rice
- Dry cereal
- Nonfat dry milk
- Granola/protein bars
Sweet Street Desserts Truckload Sale
We have a tasty way for your to support Berks Encore at this year’s Senior Expo. Simply purchase some goodies from our Sweet Street Truck, located on the VF Outlet parking lot. Pre-orders are encouraged and can be made by calling (610) 374-3195, x223. Additional items will be available for purchase the day of the event.
PA Mobile Veterans’ Outreach Van
The PA Mobile Veterans’ Outreach Van will be located at the VF Outlet parking area to assist veterans with obtaining information and initiating compensation claim paperwork. In addition to delivering services, the Veteran Service Officers perform an educational role, raising the awareness of existing services and benefits that are available to veterans. The Mobile Outreach Van is staffed with an accredited Veterans Service Officer who has access to the Veterans Affairs computer network. This is being provided in addition to the Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs, who will be at booth 26. The van and the booth are being sponsored by The Reading Eagle Company.