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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

I will be sending out periodic Enewsletters to keep you informed about legislative action in Harrisburg and local items of interest. I hope that you find this information useful and share it with others.

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Please do not hesitate to contact me to express your views or to receive assistance with any issue or problem pertaining to state government.

Sincerely,

Tom Killion


Second Annual Senior Expo

*Reminder the Delaware County Heroin Task Force Mobile Drug-Collection Unit will be on location collecting your unwanted/unused prescription drugs for safe disposal.

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

Make plans now for your 2017 Leaf Peeping Adventures with tips and regional recommendations from VisitPA and a vast array of PA Road Trips

For an early adventure, visit the northernmost region, referred to as Zone 1.  Pine Creek Gorge and the Allegheny National Forest dominate this region where the colors reach peak in early October. 

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. 

Late October brings the burst of color across the Southern Zone, or Zone 3 that includes the Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington Crossing Historic Park


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:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

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.

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Offices

Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

4110 Edgmont Ave
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Phone: 610-447-3163
Fax: 610-447-5848

780 E. Market St
Suite140
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-436-3320
Fax: 610-436-6983

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