Whether you’re an older individual or someone who provides services to, advocates for or cares for seniors, you know that staying safe is a key issue for this population group. According to statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Commonwealth is home to 2.4 million adults over age 60, and that number is expected to grow to three million by 2020. Nationally Pennsylvania ranks third in the percentage of adults over the age of 65, behind Florida and West Virginia.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program – offering free vouchers for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets – is now open throughout Bucks County.
County residents 60 or older are eligible for free vouchers worth $20. Income guidelines start at $21,775 or less annually for an individual, adding $7,696 for each additional household member.