New Law Expands Support for Caregivers

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently announced a bill sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback and signed into law by Gov. Wolf that will expand eligibility and allow flexibility in the administration of Pennsylvania’s Caregiver Support Program.

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Celebrating August’s Senior Activism

In the history of senior Americans, August is an important month for a law that a former U.S. president called “one of the great peacetime achievements of the American people.”

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‘Healthy Steps for Older Adults’ Virtual Workshop Offered

The York County Area Agency on Aging is offering “Healthy Steps for Older Adults,” an evidence-based program that reduces fall risks among adults 60 and older, from 1–3 p.m. Mondays, July 19 and 26.

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Free Classes to Address Falling Concerns

The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free classes for people to learn how to manage the risk of falling and increase activity levels on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 9 to Sept. 8.

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Savvy Senior: Medicare Coverage Options for Retirees Eager to Travel

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the best Medicare coverage options for COVID-vaccinated retirees who are eager to travel? My wife and I will both turn 65 over the next few months and would like to know which Medicare plans are best for extensive travelers.

 – Almost 65

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Grief Relief: Grief — Some Commonsense Answers

After her spouse died, a woman wrote in her journal: “I feel like I’m a hamster on a wheel going round and round but going nowhere. Even though Steve died 10 months ago, I still feel like it happened only yesterday. I just can’t stop thinking about him.

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Farmers Market Nutrition Program Open in Lebanon County

The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging will again be the distributing agency for the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks in 2021.

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Farmers Market Vouchers Now Available in Cumberland County

Farmers market nutrition vouchers are now being mailed to eligible Cumberland County seniors 60 years of age and older who complete an application.

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York County Fruit and Vegetable Vouchers Available by Mail

The York County Area Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is again offering the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program to eligible York County seniors by mail.

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