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Second Annual Senior Expo
In conjunction with Penn State Brandywine, I will host a free senior expo for area residents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 at the Penn State, Brandywine Campus, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063.
Exhibitors from state, county and local agencies will be on hand to provide information on programs and services available to senior citizens. The event will also include free health screenings, door prizes and light refreshments.
I encourage area seniors to stop by the expo to learn more about many services that may benefit them. Itís an informative and enjoyable event that provides an opportunity for our neighbors to discover all of the services available right here in our community.
For more information, please call (610) 447-3163.
Itís Leaf Peeping Planning Season
Zone 2, or the Central Zone, is home to Big Pocono State Park, Oil Heritage Region, Presque Isle State Park, Great Allegheny Passage, Three Rivers Heritage Trail, and Rothrock State Forest and will see peak color in mid-October.
Ten Things You Should Know About the Deer Tick
Whatís smaller than a freckle and thrives after first frost? According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), it is a deer tick and there are ten things you should know about its potential to make you sick or even change your life.
Autumn hikers, leaf peepers, and hunters will need to remain vigilant for acquisition of a deer tick during their ventures, regardless of first frost and the freezing temperatures of winter. Late fall, a January thaw, or an early spring day are no match for adult stage deer ticks.
The DOH emphasizes, a deer tick should be removed within 24 hours. An infection can be mild and last a few days; severe with symptoms lasting several weeks; cause permanent neurological effects; or be fatal.
Fire Company & EMS Grant Program Applications Now Being Accepted
Applications are being accepted for the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program through Friday, Oct. 20. Administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner, the program provides grants for volunteer and career fire, emergency medical services and rescue companies.
Grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unitís station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. Career ambulance companies can apply for the grants, so long as they are designated as a municipalityís primary EMS provider. http://www.osfc.pa.gov/Financial%20Assistance/Volunteer%20Fire%20Company%20And%20Ambulance%20Grants/Pages/default.aspx
Updated PA Career Guide Available Online Through the Department of Labor and Industry
The updated Pennsylvania Career Guide is now available online from the Department of Labor and Industry. The guide includes employment, wage, and job outlook data for more than 250 occupations.
Students can use a month-by-month checklist for their senior year as well as material related to their post-graduation plans such as finding a job, entering the military, or continuing on to postsecondary education. A new feature is an article on budgeting and a sample budget worksheet. http://www.workstats.dli.pa.gov/Products/CareerGuide/Pages/default.aspx
Satellite Offices Now Open to Better Serve You
How We Can Help You
Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:
How to Contact Me
I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.
The district offices are located at:
4110 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015. The phone number is (610) 447-3163.
780 E. Market St, Ste140, West Chester, PA 19382. The phone number is (610) 436-3320.
Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.
Senate Box 203009
4110 Edgmont Ave
780 E. Market St