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Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Program (SFMNP)

Vouchers are available to Northampton County residents age 60 or older or who turn 60 by December 31, 2022 and meet the household income guidelines as listed on the 2022 SFMNP Rights and Responsibilities (see below).  Vouchers are available as long as supply lasts.  Applications must be mailed or emailed before to September 15, 2022.

To apply for the voucher please print the application (below) and return it by mail or email, see the bottom of the application for addresses.

The application MUST be legible and all sections of the application completed.  Incomplete or illegible applications will not be accepted.

To find a local farmers market close to you that accepts the vouchers to purchase qualified fresh fruits and vegetables, please visit www.pafmnp.org  or click here.

The vouchers can be used from June 1, 2022-November 30, 2022

Covid 19 Vaccine Information

Contact for covid 19 vaccine appointment:  St. Lukes (866)785-8537 : Lehigh Valley Health Network (484)884-1767 and 833-584-6283

Both St. Lukes and LVHN encourage individuals to create a portal to schedule online.

For further information please go to website: Bureau of Heath at https://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/Health-Bureau/Communicable-Diseases/COVID-19

Income Tax Preparation Information:

For Tax‐Aide assistance information please visit:  Free Tax Preparation from AARP Foundation Tax‐Aide or call 1‐888‐227‐7669

Property Tax / Rent Rebates:

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is a Pennsylvania program that provides rebates on property tax or rent paid the previous year by income‐eligible seniors and people with disabilities.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program, please  visit: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Application assistance is available by contacting your local PA State Representative.

Below are some direct link /brochure information and activity suggestions to help you during this difficult time:

Older Adult Resource Information

Guidance from the IRS regarding stimulus checks, click here 

IRS warning about Coronavirus-related scams, click here

AARP website, click here

Senior Planet website, click here 

COVID-19 Online Resources and Programs, click here

Things to do

Virtual concerts, plays, museums, click here

San Diego Zoo, watch animals on Live Cams, click here

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams, click here

Exercise / Activity Packet

 YWCA Activity Packet (printable packet)

Chair exercises for seniors, click here

Pets

In emergency situations, one of the first aspects that can be overlooked is pet care.  There is assistance out there.  The following webistes are evolving, but show sites around the state that can provide pet food to individuals that can't get it otherwise:

Pet Food Pantries, PA Department of Agriculture

PA Animal Response

 

Area Agencies on Aging provide local services, act as advocates, and generally assist older citizens to remain active in their communities. We operate under program guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, with County, State and Federal funding.

The purpose of the Area Agency on Aging is to plan and coordinate the provision of services to the OLDER ADULTS in Northampton County.
These services, delivered directly, purchase of service from a community agency, or by cooperative agreement, are designed to enhance the independence and dignity of older adults, and to provide protection as well.

The Area Agency on Aging serves residents of Northampton County who are 60 years of age or older. No distinction is made on the basis of race, color, nationality, creed, sex or income. The Area Agency on Aging is an Affirmative Action Employer and Provider.

 

 Outstanding Senior Awards

On April 25, 2019 the County honored the group shown below.

Pictured below are the recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Senior Awards. 

 

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