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District Office
400 Old Forge Lane
Suite 407
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: 610-388-3100 
Hours: M - F
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Capitol Office
117-A, East Wing
PO Box 202158
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2158
Phone: (717) 783-1574
FAX: (717) 782-2970

        
Join Me on Oct. 20 for a Senior Expo
10/18/2018
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Join Me this Saturday for a Senior Expo

I’d like to invite the residents of our community to my Senior Expo on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

This free event will be held in the gymnasium at East High School, 450 Ellis Lane in West Chester. My Senior Expo is a one-stop shop where 50 exhibitors will be on hand to share information about the various programs and services available to senior citizens in our area. Please join me for a fun and informative morning with free refreshments and entertainment. Please call my office at (610) 388-3100 for more information or to RSVP.
  
 
Designation to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

To raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage victims to seek help, House Resolution 1046 passed the House to designate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Domestic violence – a pattern of abusive behavior used to establish power and control over an intimate partner – affects men and women in all racial, ethnic, religious, educational, social and economic backgrounds. It takes many forms, whereby victims are often subjected to abuse, harassment, threats, vandalism, trespassing, burglary, theft and stalking.

A new law, Act 79 of 2018, passed the House and Senate this fall to better protect victims of domestic violence by strengthening the requirements for firearm relinquishment in cases of final Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders or convictions of crimes of domestic violence.

Last year, 117 people were killed in Pennsylvania by someone who was supposed to love them. More information about domestic violence is available here
 
 
Prescription Drug Coverage Expansion to Cover 17,000 More Seniors

Legislation to expand eligibility for the state’s PACENET prescription drug coverage program passed the House last week and is moving through the state Senate. Up to 17,000 Pennsylvania seniors are expected to benefit from this expansion.

House Bill 270 would increase the annual maximum income limits in the PACENET program to $27,500 for a single person and to $35,500 for a married couple. Current maximum income requirements for the PACENET program, which covers those individuals with incomes exceeding PACE maximums, are $23,500 for a single individual and $31,500 for a married couple annually.

Additionally, the bill would allow two new pharmacy-based programs to be developed under the PACE program to assist seniors in monitoring their prescription drug usage.

This eligibility expansion would be the first since 2004, and it is funded by proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery. 
 
 
Giving the Gift of Life

Legislation that would help encourage organ and tissue donation in Pennsylvania is now on the governor’s desk.

Senate Bill 180, which unanimously passed the House last week, would expand the list of those persons authorized to decide on behalf of a decedent whether his or her organs are donated. 

Among other provisions, it would permit a minimally invasive blood or tissue test to be conducted to determine the suitability of a donor, and call for education for high school students as well as nursing and medical students regarding organ and tissue donation and transplantation. In addition, it would increase the voluntary contribution made by citizens from $1 to $3 for driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals.

Currently, more than 800 Pennsylvanians are waiting for an organ transplant.

More information about organ donation in Pennsylvania is available here.  
 
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400 Old Forge Lane, Suite 407, Kennett Square, PA 19348 | (610) 925-0555
117 East Wing, PO Box 202158, Harrisburg PA 17120-2158 | (717) 783-1574 / 3-1574
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