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Senior Expo Scheduled for August 10 in Lewistown

Please mark your calendar and join me at my Senior Expo on Thursday, August 10 in the Rec Park Community Center from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Senior Expo brings together exhibitors from state, county and local agencies to let you know what programs are available to help you. It promises to be an enjoyable event.  I hope to see you there! 


Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Services

The PA Department of Health's HealthyWoman Program offers free breast and cervical cancer early detection services to those meeting the eligibility standards.

For more information on the services provided and the income/age requirements, please call 1-800-215-7494 or click here.


PA Unemployment Amnesty Program

The PA Unemployment Compensation amnesty program runs through September 30, 2017. Claimants who have received UC benefits that they were not entitled to and employers who have not made mandatory tax contributions to the UC Trust Fund are being offered amnesty to repay what they owe at a discount.

The total amount owed to the UC Trust Fund from both claimants and employers eligible for the amnesty program is $651 million. You can find out more here.


New Handbook Provides Helpful Information about Family Caregiving

Across Pennsylvania, more than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians are caring for older parents, spouses, or other loved ones, assisting them to live independently rather than in one of the Commonwealth’s long-term, institutional nursing homes.

Dedicated family and friends are providing $20 billion annually in uncompensated care allowing seniors to safely live at home and in their community.

The PA Homecare Association is making available “Secrets No One Told You about Family Caregiving.” The 48-page handbook features tips, tricks, and helpful hints for family members caring for a loved one. Obtain your copy by calling PHA at 1-800-382-1211.


Pennsylvanians Urged to Observe Deer Tick Safety and Prevention Measures

Deer ticks present a significant danger to any individual who spends time outdoors. Tick bites can spread Lyme disease, a condition that creates a variety of dangerous symptoms including long-term damage to the heart and central nervous system. Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is warning state residents to be vigilant about limiting exposure to deer ticks in order to prevent the spread of this dangerous disease. State residents are encouraged to use repellents and wear protective clothing to avoid ticks and inspect themselves after any prolonged period outdoors to identify ticks.

If a tick attaches itself to a person, it should be removed as soon as possible with the use of fine-tipped tweezers, pulling upward with steady and even pressure. The area should be thoroughly cleaned with rubbing alcohol, iodine or soap and water.

Additional information on Lyme disease is available by visiting the Department of Health’s website at www.health.pa.gov.

 

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Harrisburg Office

350 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-1377
Fax (717) 772-3146


Centre County

236 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-0477
Fax (814) 355-6046
Toll Free (800) 828-7300
 


Mifflin County

31 West Third Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 242-2410
Fax (717) 242-4775