Older residents, along with their family members and caregivers, are invited to attend my Senior Expo on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event, which is co-sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network, will be held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road in Macungie
Dozens of exhibitors from local, state, and federal agencies, along with a variety of senior-focused organizations, will offer information about programs and services designed to meet the needs of older residents. There will also be free health screenings, a light lunch, and door prizes.
In addition to our annual expo, my staff and I help seniors year-round in a variety of ways. We host a Senior Day on the third Friday of every month when older residents can stop by my Lower Macungie Township office at 3402 Brookside Road in Macungie
or the Northwestern office at 6806 Route 309
, Suite 200A, in New Tripoli, for help in filling out applications for state programs available to them. Seniors are asked to call the district office to schedule an appointment at 610-965-9933 (Macungie), 610-760-7082 (New Tripoli) or 1-833-933-3675 (toll-free).
One of the most popular programs my office lends a hand with is the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, which provides eligible seniors and people with disabilities with a rebate based on the property taxes or rent paid during the previous year. The deadline to apply for a rebate for the 2022 tax year is Dec. 31.
Another program we can help with is the reduced vehicle registration fee. Retirees with a total income limit of $19,200 could be eligible for a reduced vehicle registration fee of $10 per year through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The Commonwealth also offers low-cost prescription assistance programs for older adults called PACE and PACENET. Eligibility requirements for the two programs vary slightly, but the underlying requirements are an applicant must be age 65 or older, be a Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days, and not be enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. Please contact us for more information.
As always, I am honored to have the privilege of serving seniors and residents of all ages. If there is anything we can do to help you related to a state government-related issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Representative Ryan Mackenzie
187th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Andy Briggs
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