PA Link Needs Your Input!

   



 

   
Your input is needed!  

I was asked to obtain feedback from our network.  
The Administration is working on improving the behavioral health (mental and substance abuse) system.  We would like your informal input on the question below:  

What is your biggest challenge with the behavioral health system involving older adults? 

  Please respond as soon as possible but no later than the end of the week to nhabecker@berksencore.org  
Your voice matters! Your input is valued and appreciated!      


Nicki Habecker M.Ed. ADRC Link Coordinator SA 13
2144 Weavertown Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518
Office: 610-582-1603
NHabecker@berksencore.org
blllink.com  



Working together, we make the difference!

PA Career Link Job Fair

https://www.facebook.com/PACareerLinkLancasterCounty/

Dauphin County Women’s Expo

June 25, 2022 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive, Hershey

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http://www.agreatwaytospendmyday.com/

It’s a time to rejuvenate your spirit and:• Do some shopping• Check out what’s new in fashions• Learn about local businesses• Be social again!and more!Chat with exhibitors who offer products or services that touch just about every facet of a women’s life, including:Health & Wellness  •  Finance  •  HomeTechnology  •  Beauty  •  Nutrition Home-Based Businesses and more!
Don’t miss our exciting line-up of entertainment and seminars!
9:45 a.m. – Container Gardening for Year-Round Enjoyment Presented by Kathy Quarles, “Garden Guru,” Stauffers of Kissel Hill Kathy Quarles with Stauffers of Kissel Hill will demonstrate how to use annuals, perennials, bulbs, and greens to get year-round use of your containers, as well as which plants, containers, soil, and fertilizer to choose for the best performance.
10.30 a.m. – Let’s Talk about Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Presented by Sarah “Tilly” Martz, DPT, Madden & Gilbert Physical TherapyDo you have lower back pain or sciatica with sitting, standing, or walking? Dr. Tilly will talk about how you can naturally heal back pain and sciatica for good. You’ll learn: the single biggest mistake back-pain and sciatica sufferers make that actually stops them from healing; the three most common causes of lower back pain and sciatica; and a surefire way to pick the right treatment for the cause of your pain — without medication, injections, or surgery.
11:15 a.m. – Summertime Snacking and Meal Solutions, Tastefully Simple Style Presented by Debbie Kimble, Diamond Leader, Tastefully SimpleDebbie Kimble has been with Tastefully Simple for more than 20 years and has lots of ideas to share. This presentation will emphasize meal prepping, easy snacking ideas, and some clean-eating tips and recipes featuring the 14-Day Reset that are easy and delicious and let you have fun in the kitchen.
Noon – Spring Lines and Fashion Designs Presented by Carley Furlow, Founder, Furlow Designs, LLCCome relax and watch Furlow’s sustainable fashion designs walk the runway! Furlow makes sustainable, avant-garde fashion. Carley Furlow has been featured in various articles and magazines for her award-winning designs. This designer is ready to share her collections with you!
Women’s Expo
P.O. Box 8049
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604

FREE ESSENTIALS FAIR

SATURDAY 25 June 8AM-4PM SUNDAY 26 June 9AM-2PM
Front & Washington Parking Garage, ENTER FRONT ST
Giving away FREE clothing, bedding, furniture,
housewares, school supplies, toys, decorations, etc.
Volunteers contact Joe Rudden joe@TRFfoundation.org


FERIA DE ESENCIALES GRATIS
Sabado 25 Junio 8 AM-4 PM Domingo 26 Junio 9 AM-2PM
Front & Washington Garaje de estacionamiento,
INGRESAR FRONT CALLE
Regalaremos ropa, ropa de cama, muebles, utiles
escolares, juguetes, decoraciones GRATIS
Voluntarias contactan Joe@TRFfoundation.org

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter

JUNE is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, the official beginning of summer, and the month of our The Longest Day fundraising effort. Another busy month. Take a moment to share our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 with a friend or neighbor or raise awareness of the warning signs (alz.org/10signs). Call today to request a packet of information.

Join us for June offerings below—including special programs. Please consider sharing the information with the families, caregivers and individuals you serve.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s (Virtual)

In partnership with Ludington Library

Thursday, June 9 |  7 to 8 p.m. — Register

Living with Alzheimer’s for Middle-Stage Caregivers

In partnership with Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

3022 New Castle Avenue | New Castle, DE 19720

Monday, June 13 | 1 to 4 p.m. — Register

Dementia Conversations  

In partnership with Pelican Point

3809 Bayshore Road | N. Cape May, NJ 08204

Tuesday, June 14 |  2 to 3 p.m. — Register

Alzheimer’s Community Forum: Philadelphia, PA (Virtual)

In partnership with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and Abramson Senior Care

Wednesday, June 15 | 12 to 1:30 p.m. — Register

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

In partnership with Bayside Fitness Center

34814 Long Neck Road | Millsboro, DE 19966

Wednesday, June 22 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Register

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Church

5021 Harding Highway | Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Tuesday, June 28 | 1 to 2 p.m. — Register

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In partnership with Whitman Library

200 Snyder Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19148

Tuesday, June 28 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Register

Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances

In partnership with Woodbridge Place

1191 Rapps Dam Road | Phoenixville, PA 19460

Wednesday, July 20 | 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. — Register

Caregiver Support Groups

Please see the attached listing for an extensive list of virtual, in-person, and conference call support groups available through the Delaware Valley Chapter

SPECIALIZED VIRTUAL Caregiver Support Groups:

Chinese Carers Support Group (Mandarin video conference)

3rd Wednesdays of every month in 2022

(4/20, 5/18, 6/15) from 7:00-8:00 PM (EST)

To register, call 800.272.3900 or email wlhung@alz.org (English/Chinese)

Pataje: Haitian Creole Support Group

Every 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)

Virtual via Zoom (phone and video conference options)

Pre-screening required. Call 800.272.3900

Facilitated by: Harner Vaval and Jean Roody Fleuranvil

Spanish Bilingual Support Group

Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm

Virtual via Zoom

To register, 800.272.3900 or rmkohn@alz.org

The Department of Aging marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with the launch of two new online education resources.

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with the launch of two new online education resources.
New Webpage Focused on the Growing Problem of Financial Exploitation of Older Adults
Our new financial exploitation resource webpage features information for older adults, caregivers and other aging professionals on warning signs, preventive measures, and an expandable menu of resources on key topics such as banking and finance, legal services and dementia.
Future resources will include short educational videos from our Financial Exploitation Task Force experts explaining financial exploitation topics in everyday terms, as well as, a social media tool kit.
Learn about Financial Exploitation by visiting www.aging.pa.gov/FE

New Elder Abuse Awareness Web-based Training
This interactive module is available to Commonwealth employees, Pennsylvania’s aging network and the public. The module was developed to reach a broad audience and covers the four major types of abuse and how to recognize them; signs to watch for, mandatory and voluntary reporting of abuse, when and how to report, and more. The training takes about 20 minutes to complete.
This training is available on the PDA Learning Management System (LMS).
Access the Online Training Module via PDA-LMS
To access the online training module click the above button or navigate the path below:
Visit https://www.pda-lms.org
Scroll to the Training Resources section (see screenshot below)
Select Elder Abuse Awareness Training
PDA-LMS homepage showing where to find the Elder Abuse Awareness Training.
(Note: Non-Commonwealth employees will not receive a certificate of completion for this course. Commonwealth employees who wish to have their completion certified can access this course by searching Elder Abuse in My Training on www.myworkplace.pa.gov). 

WEAAD is an opportunity for people and organizations to take action to protect older adults by raising awareness about elder abuse, why it occurs, and what can be done to stop it. 
Learn More About WEAAD Activities and Resources

Financial Exploitation is Elder Abuse: Report it 1-800-490-8505Anyone suspecting elder abuse should call the statewide reporting hotline at 1-800-490-8505, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Military Roundtable

Affordable Housing for Veterans and Seniors

Are you a vendor or innovator interested in providing your services to the VA?

Here is where you can get started! Pathfinder.va.gov

Application Deadline extended for Property Tax/Rebate Program!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 13, 2022

Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 31, 2022 for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Rebates on property taxes and rent paid in 2021 to begin on July 1

Harrisburg, PA — The deadline for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2022, the departments of Revenue and Aging announced today. 

Claimants of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are encouraged to file their rebate applications online by visiting mypath.pa.gov. The Department of Revenue launched this online option to make it easier for the Pennsylvanians who annually benefit from the program to submit their applications.

“So far this year, more than 41,000 Pennsylvanians have used myPATH to file their rebate applications. This shows us that many of our customers are finding this online tool to be an easy way to make sure their applications are filed seamlessly and processed as quickly as possible,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “We’re hopeful that other eligible claimants will take advantage of myPATH in the coming months now that the program deadline has been extended through the remainder of the year.”

“I encourage eligible seniors who have not yet applied to receive their rebate to please do so as soon as possible. Governor Wolf has proposed a one-time bonus rebate that, if approved by the General Assembly, would double the amount of their rebate for this filing period. For the average older adult living on a fixed income, this extra support would be very helpful, especially when you consider that we are paying so much more for nearly everything these days,” said Secretary of Aging Robert Torres.

Under Pennsylvania law, the annual deadline for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is set as June 30. However, the law requires the Department of Revenue to evaluate the program prior to the statutory June 30 deadline to determine if funds are available to extend the deadline. To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the program, meaning the deadline can be extended to Dec. 31 for the current year. Applications postmarked by Dec. 31 will be accepted for processing.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

When Can You Expect Your Rebate?

Rebates will be distributed beginning July 1, as required by law. Here is additional information to keep in mind:

  • If you provide your phone number on your Property Tax/Rent Rebate application form or in the myPATH electronic application, you will receive an automated call from the Department of Revenue when your claim posts to the department’s processing system. You will also receive another automated call when your claim is approved.
  • The easiest way to check the status of your rebate is to use the Where’s My Rebate? tool. To check on the status of your claim, you will need your:
    • Social Security number
    • Claim year
    • Date of birth  

Using myPATH to File Your Rebate Application

Submitting your application online through mypath.pa.gov is easy and does not require you to sign up for an account. Applicants will be asked to provide specific information on their income and rent/property taxes. Applicants should check the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program instruction booklet to learn which information they will need to input/upload to complete the process.

Applicants who still wish to file a paper application form may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information on the Department of Revenue’s website or by calling 1-888-222-9190.

It’s free to apply for a rebate, and applicants are reminded that free assistance is available at hundreds of locations across the state, including Department of Revenue district officeslocal Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices. Applicants may also visit the department’s Online Customer Service Center to find helpful tips and answers to commonly asked questions about the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Applicants must reapply for rebates every year because rebates are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid in each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2021 and meet all other eligibility criteria.

Visit the Property/Tax Rent Rebate page on the Department of Revenue’s website for further information on the program and how to apply for a rebate.

About the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program:

The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for certain qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Department of Revenue automatically calculates supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners.

During the 2020 claim year, the program distributed approximately $213 million to more than 440,000 eligible Pennsylvanians. Since the program’s inception in 1971, it has delivered more than $7.3 billion to older and disabled adults across the commonwealth. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery and revenue from slots gaming.

Media Contacts: Jeffrey Johnson, Revenue, ra-press@pa.gov

Jack Eilber, Aging, agingcomms@pa.gov

Pennsylvanians will soon have a new way to connect to mental or behavioral health crisis services! 988