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Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Seniors

May 31, 2017

For immediate release from the Area Agency on Aging...

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.  Starting on June 2 the vouchers will be distributed at the designated senior centers listed below, only from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on each Friday while supplies last, except at the Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, where they will be distributed weekly from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Thursdays, starting, June 1. (This Program ended for the Summer on October 30, 2017. Vouchers are no longer distributed)

 To be eligible, recipients must reside in Bucks County and be age 60 or older and not exceed annual income guidelines, which are as follows:  1 person: $22,311;  2 people:  $30,004; 3 people: $37,777;  4 people: $45,510;  5 people; $53,243;  6 people: $60,976. “Income” means income before any deductions, including taxes, deductions from Social Security payments; insurance premiums, charitable contributions, etc. “Income” includes: monetary compensation for services including wages, salary, commissions or fees; income from nonfarm self-employment; net income from farm self-employment; Social Security benefits; dividends or interest on savings or bonds or income from estates or trusts; net rental income; public assistance or welfare payments; unemployment compensation; government civilian employee or military retirement or pensions or veterans payments; private pensions or annuities; alimony or child support payments; regular contributions from persons not living in the household; net royalties; other cash income.  Note:  Seniors who live in nursing home facilities, convents and residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible.  Persons unable to attend a senior center may designate a person, by completing a Proxy Form (forms No Longer Available for 2017).  Proxy forms are available online at www.buckscounty.org, or may be picked up at the Area Agency on Aging office, 30 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown; or at a Bucks County Government Services Center, located at 7321 New Falls Road, Levittown, or 261 California Road, Quakertown, or any of the following senior centers: 

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

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

Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center
Wood and Mulberry Sts.
Bristol, Pa. 19007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pennridge Senior Center
146 E. Main St.
Silverdale, Pa. 18962

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

For more information on the Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Seniors or the Proxy Forms, please contact the Area Agency on Aging at 267-880-5700.