Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Offers Vouchers

York County Farmers Market

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
  • Tuesday, July 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville
  • Thursday, July 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market, 110 Ducktown Road, York
  • Tuesday, July 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Calvary Bible Church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover
  • Thursday, Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Calvary United Methodist Church, 11 N. Richland Ave., York
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market, 8892 Susquehanna Trail South, Loganville
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St., York
  • Thursday, Aug. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Heritage Senior Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover

Anyone requiring further information should contact the York County Area Agency on Aging at (717) 771-9610.

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A Celebratory Occasion for JFS

On March 19th, we held our Countdown to Spring Celebration event, during which we reviewed our past year’s accomplishments, honored our volunteers, and enjoyed brunch.

Please watch our special highlight video:

Have a look through the photos from the event. Photo credit: Marlene Denenberg.

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Thank you all who attended!

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Adults of all ages need to have this conversation…

The following is a list of events being put on by the Your Life – Your Wishes Community Task Force. Click here to download the pdf of the flyer for these events.

 

Have you discussed “What if . . .”

 

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 dgogniat@wellspan.org

(Please indicate your name and program date.)

Click here to download the pdf of this flyer.

Click here to read about these events on the Your Life Your Wishes Task Force website.

 

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

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Join us for our Countdown to Spring Celebration!

Food, Friends, Fun & Door Prizes

March 19th, 2017 | 10:30am-Noon

Brunch and Mandel Bread Tasting*

*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!

 

Details:

Sunday, March 19 at 10:30AM

JCC Auditorium

2000 Hollywood Drive

Please RSVP here by March 10

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date will be March 26th in the TBI Auditorium.

 

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Legacy Program

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:

Patricia and Steve Arbetman

Tracy and Ron Benenson

Jessica and Kenneth Brein

Janice and Mark Illfelder

Joan and Steve Krechmer

Bryan and Allison Siegelman

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Staying Connected in York

Did you know?

The Staying Connected program has provided
over 10,000 rides
to older adults in the York community.

 

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STAYING CONNECTED

Your Friends Gift Supports:

Dependable “door through door” rides

Continued engagement within the community

Help older adults stay connected
in York by making a
tax deductible donation to JFS!
You can reduce your taxes and change lives
through your generous contribution.

Donate Now.

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Wise Options and Our Community

Did you know?

37% of York county residents are over 65 years old.

 

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WISE OPTIONS

Your Friends Gift Supports:

  • Older adults, families, and caregivers

  • Compassionate guidance for difficult decisions

  • Crisis intervention and long term planning

Your gift to the 2016 Friends Campaign today
will serve your neighbors in need today!
Your generosity changes lives, please give generously!

Donate Now.


 

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Embracing Aging Grant awarded to JFS

Jewish Family Services, SpiriTrust Lutheran, and RSVP of the Capital Region have been awarded an Embracing Age Grant through the York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund.   The three agencies will partner to engage older adults in volunteering by streamlining the opportunities, entry and training.

The creation of a central volunteer recruitment entry point will create easy access for all older adults interested in volunteering in the York, Pennsylvania area. There will be collaborative education and orientation of volunteers to ensure comprehensive training. Of utmost importance, is that volunteer experiences will be enhanced and adapted to meet the changing needs of older adults.

For information on volunteer opportunities with JFS please call 717-843-5011.

If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing this blog and donating to JFS of York. You can make a secure donation HERE.

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Jewish Family Services of York is a human services agency which provides comprehensive professional assistance consistent with Jewish traditions, values, and culture to the Jewish community and to the community at large in order to enhance their quality of life. This includes but is not limited to geriatric care and advocacy programs, senior transportation programs, and food and safety net programs.

JFS of York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, vendors, and clients.

 

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A snowy situation for older adults in York, PA

5 tips on how you can help older adults during a cold weather storm

While there is a lot of excitement over a potential blizzard coming to the York, Pennsylvania area, this poses a large threat to our elderly community. Older adults have a higher risk of developing hypothermia, injury and isolation in cold and snow weather conditions. Below are a few ways that you can help your older friends and neighbors. This is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors, and volunteer within your area.

  1. Stock emergency resources in their homes. Provide them with flashlights, batteries, water, radio and blankets. Older adults should have at least a seven day supply of prescription medications and a three day supply of non-perishable food and water on hand.
  1. Prepare the home. Older adults are our most vulnerable to cold weather, especially those with cardiac issues who tend to get colder faster. Ensure they have proper heat, enough blankets, warm clothing, and work to prevent any drafty areas in the home. Make sure the thermostat is set to a warm temperature.
  1. Eliminate safety risks. Entryways are a big risk factor during any snow storm. Be sure entryways do not track in wet snow, and if able, make sure they wear slip proof shoes or grip slippers in the home. Keep driveways and walkways clear of snow. Some resources for snow removal are local churches and school programs as well as not for profit organizations. Candles, electric blankets, and space heaters are a fire hazard. Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as well as provide fire extinguishers are in an easily accessible location.
  1. Keep in contact. If able, provide a cell phone or a way to contact them in the event of an emergency. Check in and make sure they have enough food and water and medical supplies, if their electricity is working, if they are warm enough. After the storm, make a visit to make sure they are ok.
  1. Establish an emergency plan. Power, heat, and food/water loss can create a serious emergency for seniors. Have an emergency bag packed with a change of clothing and all medical and care necessities. Create a list of local resources and emergency phone numbers to have handy.

 

To Report A Power Outage:

 

If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing this blog and donating to JFS of York. You can make a secure donation HERE.

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Jewish Family Services of York is a human services agency which provides comprehensive professional assistance consistent with Jewish traditions, values, and culture to the Jewish community and to the community at large in order to enhance their quality of life. This includes but is not limited to geriatric care and advocacy programs, senior transportation programs, and food and safety net programs.

JFS of York does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, vendors, and clients.

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