York County Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program
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. This program provides $20 in vouchers to eligible seniors to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from participating local farm markets. York County residents who are 60 years of age or older, and who have a 2017 total gross annual household income at or below $22,311 for a single person or $30,044 for a couple, are eligible to participate. All income is included when calculating total gross income.
Proof of age and York County residency must be shown to obtain vouchers. A 2017 farmers market proxy form, along with proof of age and residency, is required for anyone picking up vouchers for another eligible individual, including a power of attorney. The 2016 proxy form is available at most senior centers or can be downloaded from the Forms & Documents page of the Agency on Aging’s website at www.ycaaa.org. One individual may not pick up vouchers for more than four people.
Individuals are eligible to receive the vouchers only once per calendar year. The vouchers can be redeemed between June 1 and Nov. 30. Residents of nursing homes, personal care facilities, or any residential setting that offers meals are ineligible to receive the vouchers. Vouchers will be distributed at the following York County locations for as long as the supply lasts:
Thursday, June 1, 9-11:30 a.m. – Heritage Senior Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover Township
Friday, June 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Stewartstown Senior Center, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown
Monday, June 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Northeastern Senior Community Center, 131 Center St., Mount Wolf
Tuesday, June 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – South Central Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom
Thursday, June 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Windy Hill on the Campus, 1472 Roth’s Church Road, Suite 103, Spring Grove
Friday, June 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Crispus Attucks Association, 605 S. Duke St., York
Wednesday, June 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Susquehanna Area Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Lower Windsor Township
Thursday, June 29, 9-11:30 a.m. – White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St., York
Thursday, July 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Dillsburg Senior Activity Center, 1 N. Second St., Dillsburg
Friday, July 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Golden Connections Community Center, 20-C Gotham Place, Red Lion
Tuesday, July 11, 9-11:30 a.m. – White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St., York
Wednesday, July 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Red Land Senior Center, 736 Wyndamere Road, Newberry Township
Thursday, July 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Hanover Council of Churches, 136 Carlisle St., Hanover
Participants joined in the Hustle 4 Hunger event on May 7th, 2017 at Springettsbury Park in York, Pennsylvania. Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, volunteered, and sponsored this important fundraiser. Proceeds benefit JFS of York’s Project Manna Food Pantry and the Northeast Neighborhood Association Food Bank. To learn how you can participate in the 2018 Hustle 4 Hunger Fun Run and Walkathon, like us on facebook or visit the Hustle 4 Hunger York website.
On May 7th, the 16th annual Hustle 4 Hunger York Fun Run & Walkathon will be held at Springettsbury Park. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Register here.
The event will benefit the food pantries of the Project Manna program at JFS and the Northeast Neighborhood Association food bank.
We will dedicate our first lap in memory of Chrystal Sexton-McEachin, a local community leader and director of the Northeast Neighborhood Association for over 20 years. She was a matriarch of the York community, and her impact was felt in her neighborhood and throughout the city of York. Sexton-McEachin’s vision led to the unique partnership between JFS and the Northeast Neighborhood Food Bank. We will miss her energy and friendship.
All are invited to register/donate to the Hustle 4 Hunger York Fun Run and Walkathon on May 7th at Springettsbury Park. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, and to register online visit www.Hustle4HungerYork or by calling 717.843.5011.
If you were ill or injured and unable to speak, who would know what kind of care you would want? Regardless of your age or health condition, it is important to discuss your choices before a health crisis. Learn what you need to know to reduce confusion and stress, by making sure your wishes are known in advance. Completing the “Advance Directive” forms can be done without cost. The upcoming FREE events will include a few short videos followed by a panel discussion with a lawyer, doctor and social worker. These volunteers will share insights and offer the opportunity for questions and answers. All participants will receive a packet that includes Advance Directive forms and other helpful information. Please join us for this important conversation!
Register for an event near you:
Thursday, March 23, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Guthrie Memorial Library 2 Library Place Hanover, PA 17331
Saturday, April 1, 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Martin Memorial Library 159 E. Market Street York, PA 17401
Tuesday, May 30, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The Homewood Suites by Hilton 200 Masonic Drive York, PA 17406
These programs are offered at no cost. Refreshments will be served. Call or email to register: (717) 851-2333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JFS of York is proud to serve on the Your Life – Your Wishes Task Force along with the following partners:
Aligning Forces for Quality, ComforCare Home Care, Griest Himes Herrold Law, Hanover Hospital, Healthy York County Coalition, Hospice & Community Care, Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, Memorial Hospital, OSS Health, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Visiting Angels, Wellspan Health, York College of Pennsylvania, York County Area Agency on Aging
*Mandel Bread will be prepared by our former and current JFS Board of Directors. (A traditional Jewish dessert similar to Biscotti)
We are honoring our volunteers, partners and friends of Jewish Family Services of York, and highlighting programs and services at our 28th Annual Meeting. Can’t make it in person? Tune in on facebook live!
Creating a Legacy gift is a way to ensure that the services and programs provided by JFS to people in the York community continue beyond an individual’s lifetime. In 2016, JFS embarked on a mission to create a Legacy giving program in partnership with Temple Beth Israel and the York Jewish Community Center. We are delighted to report that our combined goal of enrolling 25 donors has been achieved! This is the first year of a 4 year effort, and we will always work to assure that these three important organizations will continue to serve this community into the future. JFS thanks the following legacy donors for their commitment to our future: