10162019H0110DECATUR – Senior citizens from the Decatur area joined State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) Wednesday for a free senior resource fair.

The event featured an opportunity for seniors to take advantage of free and discounted services from health care providers as well as state and local groups, such as health screenings and on-site drivers’ license renewals.

“In some cases, senior citizens face financial and logistical barriers to accessing vital care and resources,” Manar said. “Senior fairs allow us to bring these resources to one convenient location and ensure that everyone has access to the services they need.”

The event in Decatur is one of three senior fairs Manar hosted this fall.

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DSC 0057TAYLORVILLE – Senior citizens from around Christian County joined State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) Thursday for a free senior resource fair.

The event featured an opportunity for seniors to take advantage of free and discounted services from health care providers as well as state and local groups, such as health screenings and on-site drivers’ license renewals.

“Seniors often face the challenge of having to travel several miles to access vital services they need,” Manar said. “Hosting these events allows us to bring all of these resources to one convenient location, saving seniors both time and money.”

The event in Taylorville is the second of three senior fairs Manar is hosting this fall. The final senior fair will take place in Decatur on Oct. 16.

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05292019CM0351SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) welcomed recent Carlinville High School graduate Tyler Behme to the Capitol this May as part of his Future Leaders program.

Behme, 18, is interested in computer programming and reading. He is also an avid golfer. He plans to continue his education at the University of Illinois this fall and his parents are Jeff and Julie Behme.

Earlier this spring, Behme and a group of other Carlinville High School students gave a presentation to Manar about daylight saving time and the benefits of eliminating the time change. After hearing the presentation, Manar committed to introducing the idea in the Senate and the students came to Springfield to give testimony before a committee and answer questions from lawmakers.

During his visit, Behme attended meetings with Manar and accompanied him to the Senate floor where he met other state lawmakers and watched them debate and vote on legislation.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) welcomed Bunker Hill High School junior Landon Maedge to the Capitol this week as part of his Future Leaders program.

Maedge, 17, plays football and baseball and is taking lessons to become a pilot. His love of flying began when he was 12 years old and he has continued flying as a hobby ever since. He’s also the president of the Bunker Hill High School FFA. Maedge has enlisted in the U.S. army and will have his basic training this summer. He also plans to pursue his degree in political science. His parents are Jinger Howald and Ron Maedge.

During his visit, Maedge toured the capitol, attended several meetings with Manar, met Gov. JB Pritzker and accompanied Manar to the Senate floor where he watched the proceedings and met other state lawmakers.

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