Throughout the eight day event, we will be providing a rest area for older adults at our booth where departmental staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about aging programs and services.
On Older Pennsylvanians’ Day, Monday, January 12th, we will be offering refreshments at our booth. Those older adults who visit the Farm Show on Older Pennsylvanians’ Day are welcome to stop by and chat with staff, ask about programs and services available, and enjoy a hot beverage.
Pennsylvania Lottery Director Silvan Lutkewitte and I will be available on the morning of Monday, January 12th to meet and greet older Pennsylvanians who are in attendance.
Throughout the eight day event, the Department of Aging will have personnel from various program areas attending to provide information.
On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the booth will have representatives and information on hand from the state elder abuse, protective services and volunteer ombudsman programs.
On Wednesday, Jan. 14, representatives from the PACE/PACENET program will provide information on the program as well as other prescription benefit programs. Older adults will be able to determine if they are eligible for PACE benefits at the booth and register for program assistance if they qualify.
On Thursday, Jan. 15, representatives will be available to talk about other aging programs and services such as senior community centers, housing, meals, transportation, caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition, those that stop by the booth will also be able to view the department’s new website: www.aging.pa.gov which offers improved navigation, easy-to-find information and is now mobile device friendly.
I hope you will encourage older adults, their families and friends to come to our booth to learn about the many services and programs the Department of Aging offers, and I look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Brian M. Duke