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Bucks County Area Agency on Aging to Participate in Farmers Market Nutrition Program

June 3, 2013

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging to Participate in Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is offering the Farmers Market Nutrition Program to older adults in Bucks County. The program provides $20.00 in FREE vouchers to eligible individuals and $40.00 for eligible couples, for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets. The vouchers will ONLY be distributed at the designated senior centers listed below, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Fridays while supplies last, except at the Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, where they will be distributed from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays, starting June 6.

To be eligible, recipients must reside in Bucks County and be age 60 or older. In addition, income guidelines are as follows: 1 person: $21,257 or less; 2 people in household: $28,694 or less; 3 people in household: $33,131 or less; 4 people in household: $43,568 or less; 5 people in household: $51, 005; and 6 people in household: $58,442 (Note: Seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, convents and residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible). You will be required to show proof of residence and age. Please visit one of the senior centers listed below to register. If you are unable to go to a senior center, a relative or friend may register for you by providing proper identification and a completed Proxy Form, signed by the recipient. Proxy forms are available on the Area Agency on Aging web page (www.buckscounty.org), or may be picked up at the Area Agency on Aging office, 30 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown; or at one of the Government Services Centers, 7321 New Falls Road, Levittown, or 261 California Road, Quakertown. Proxy forms, as well as a listing of participating farmers markets, are available at all senior centers.

For more information, call Bill McTigue, Administrative Officer for Public Affairs, Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, at 267-880-5700.

Benjamin H. Wilson Senior Center
580 Delmont Ave.
Warminster, Pa. 18974

Falls Township Senior Center
Trenton and Oxford Valley Rds.
Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030

Bensalem Senior Citizens Center
1850 Byberry Rd.
Bensalem, Pa. 19020

Middletown Senior Citizens Center
2142 Trenton Rd.
Levittown, Pa. 19056

Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center
formerly Lower Bucks Senior Activity Center

Wood and Mulberry Sts.
Bristol, Pa. 19007

Morrisville Senior Servicenter
31 E. Cleveland Ave.
Morrisville, Pa. 19067

Bristol Township Senior Center
2501 Bath Rd.
Bristol, Pa. 19007

Neshaminy Senior Citizens Center
1842 Brownsville Rd.
Trevose, Pa. 19053

Central Bucks Senior Center
700 Shady Retreat Rd.
Doylestown, Pa. 18901

Northampton Twp. Senior Center
165 Township Rd.
Richboro, Pa. 18954

Eastern Upper Bucks Seniors, Inc.
8040 Rt. 611
Ottsville, Pa. 18942

Upper Bucks Senior Citizens Center
Milford Square Fire Co. Social Hall
2183 Milford Sq. Pike
Milford, PA. 18951