Senior Citizens Expo Set for Sept. 14
Area senior citizens and their family members and caregivers are invited to a Senior Citizens Expo on Friday, Sept. 14. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dingman Township Fire Hall, 680 Log Tavern Road, Milford
(off Route 739). The expo will feature more than 50 exhibitors offering information about health care, insurance, nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud protection, government services, hunting/fishing and personal safety. Door prizes will be awarded, and light refreshments will be served. Pike County Transportation is again offering convenient, free transportation to this year’s expo for Pike County residents age 65 and over. People must register in advance for this service by calling 570-296-3408 or 866-681-4947 no later than Sept. 11.
Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop Launched
Entrepreneurs looking to plan, operate or grow a business in the Commonwealth have a great new online resource. The Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop, available at business.pa.gov
, guides aspiring and existing business owners through all stages of development, from planning and startup to operating and expanding. The online portal is similar to one proposed in House Bill 1284, sponsored by Peifer to streamline and simplify a very cumbersome and time-consuming permitting process for the Commonwealth’s job creators. The easy-to-navigate website is backed by a team of business consultants and subject matter experts providing entrepreneurs and small businesses access to the resources, tools and experience they need to succeed.
Aging Committee Discusses Updates to Law Protecting Senior Citizens
Working to ensure the health and safety of Pennsylvania’s senior citizens, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee held a two-day hearing this week to examine proposed changes to the Older Adult Protective Services Act. House Bill 2549
seeks to make a number of changes to the act, including changing background check requirements to refine employment bans for people convicted of certain crimes. The legislation also would require financial institutions in the Commonwealth to provide employees with specific training in recognizing signs of potential financial abuse of an older adult and the process to make an abuse report. Testifiers included Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, senior citizen care provider organizations, AARP and the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
Representative Mike Peifer
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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