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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Wishing You and Your Family a Happy Thanksgiving
  • Be Safe this Holiday Traveling Season
  • Around the 40th District
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7

Wishing You and Your Family a Happy Thanksgiving

We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. From my family to yours, we wish you the warmest greetings and blessings as you enjoy your time with family. May we make every day a day of Thanksgiving.


Be Safe this Holiday Traveling Season

Please take care on the roads during this busy holiday traveling season.

You can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

In anticipation of the increased traffic that typically occurs during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies are taking part in a statewide Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat-belt enforcement mobilization.

As part of the national CIOT mobilization, 250 Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies across the state will participate in an effort to increase seat-belt use and reduce the number of unrestrained injuries and fatalities.

In 2016, 410 of the 1,188 people who were killed in crashes statewide were not wearing their seat belts.


Around the 40th District

This week students at Monroe Career & Technical Institute (MCTI) were inducted as officers at the 45th Annual DECA Installation and Initiation of New Members. DECA prepares students to lead in a variety of fields including marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Congratulations to all on this honor and opportunity.


M&M Vineyards celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting today in Bangor, PA. The daily operations are managed by a husband and wife team driven by a deep passion for quality wine. I commend them on bringing business and vitality to our community.


Congratulations to the honorees for this year’s Human Resources Center, Inc. appreciation event celebrating the successes of those in their Community Integrated Employment program. These individuals have excelled at their places of employment and have grown both personally and professionally. Pictured with me are honorees Warren Savercool, Curtis Zlock and Jennifer Sporer. Also pictured are Dawn Daignault, Chris von Ahnen and Darlene Glynn, CEO for the Center.


Sawmill Furniture Gift & Design Center is celebrating 30 years in business providing the highest quality furniture and services to residents throughout the region. It was a pleasure to join State Rep. Rosemary Brown in honoring their years of excellence. Here's to many, many more years of success to this outstanding family-run business!


Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7

Open Enrollment for Medicare programs ends December 7, so you still have time to call your local Aging office if you are looking to enroll or have questions understanding your Medicare coverage. Contact information for the local Aging offices are listed below.

Monroe County Area Agency on Aging
724 Phillips St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
570-420-3735

Northampton County Area Agency on Aging
2801 Emrick Blvd
Bethlehem, PA 18020
610-829-4540

Pennsylvania offers a free health insurance counseling program (APPRISE) designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.

If you would like to speak with an APPRISE counselor for a free and confidential consultation, you can call the helpline toll-free at 1-800-783-7067.


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Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
FAX (570) 620-4379
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-1200120000
FAX (610) 863-1214
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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