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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, 2021 and meet the household income guidelines as listed on the 2021 SFMNP Rights and Responsibilities (see below).  Vouchers are available as long as supply lasts.  Applications must be mailed or emailed prior to Septemeber 15, 2021.

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.pa.fmnp.org or click here.

The vouchers can be used from June 2021-November 30, 2021.

 2021 SFMNP Application (English)

2021 SFMNP Rights and Responsibilities (English)

2021 SFMNP Rules and Regulations (English)

2021 SFMNP Application (Spanish)

2021 SFMNP Rights and Responsibilities (Spanish)

2021 SFMNP Rules and Regulationsf (Spanish)

 

 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:

"The Tax-Aide program will not offer in person tax preparation services for 2020 returns.  For more information please go to website: aarpfoundation.org /taxaide                        or call 1-888-227-7669 beginning February 9, 2021.  In addition, electronic tax filing options are available on the website: irs.gov.

Northampton County Senior Centers will not be doing Income Tax Preparation in 2021

Starting February 12, 2021, older adults can also use mypath.pa.gov to file their state personal income taxes.

Property Tax / Rent Rebates::

The application process is now open for older adults to apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebates that they paid in 2020.

The Department of Revenue has a free online option for seniors to file for their rebate by going to the webiste: mypath.pa.gov.

Reminder: PA State Representatives are able to complete Propery Tax/Rent Rebates for their constituents.

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

Older Adult Resource Information

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Older Adults, click here

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

 

Food Banks/Pantry/Grocery Delivery

Food Banks

Food Pantry

Touchless Grocery Delivery

Grocery Delivery

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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