NOVA speakers available to present on safety & security for the older population

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.

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Help seniors ‘stay put’ in their homes

Staying Put in Lower Bucks is looking for your talents! Staying Put utilizes volunteers to help older adults in Lower Bucks County remain at home and actively engaged in their community as long as possible.

They are looking for volunteers to provide support services such as: transportation, companionship, simple handyman services, telephone reassurance, light house work, pharmacy and grocery pickups and delivery, daytime respite for caregivers, office/clerical support, and help planning social events.

Sometimes the best time of your life is the time you give to others. Anyone interested should call Charlie or Rene at 215-428-0500 ext. 103, or e-mail stayingput@ivinsoutreach.org.

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Farmers Market Nutrition Program for seniors now open

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.

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