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Senior Awareness Faire on Saturday

On Saturday, the Truckee Donner Senior Citizens Apartments will host a fair designed to raise awareness about senior issues and services.

“We found that many people in that age group are unaware of the services provided for them,” said Tanya Schnitzius, manager of food preparation at Senior Apartments. “Many people don’t even know that there’s a senior center.”

The Senior Awareness Faire gives an opportunity for service providers to come and generate information about the services they provide, Schnitzius said.

Some of the exhibits at the fair include transportation, massage therapy, social security, services for the blind, a safety demonstration by the fire chief and a self-defense demonstration.

Also, one of the current cars used in the Meals on Wheels program, a 1991 convertible Geo Metro, will be raffled off with proceeds going toward the purchase of an older model 4-wheel drive Subaru. Raffle tickets are $10 each and only 400 will be sold.

“We need a car that can reach our homebound clients in rural areas,” Schnitzius said.

Besides the raffle and exhibits, the Senior Awareness Faire will feature food and music. The fair starts at 10 a.m. and goes to 3 p.m. at the Truckee Donner Senior Citizens Apartments center located at 10040 Estates Dr. For more information, call 587-2408.

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