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Protecting PACE and PACENET for Seniors
Good news! We passed legislation this week to prevent seniors from losing their PACE and PACENET benefits due to an increase in the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).

House Bill 754 now moves to the Senate for consideration.

We all know how critical this prescription program is to the 300,000 Pennsylvania seniors who depend on it for their life-sustaining medications. Unfortunately, the annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustments often push seniors who need PACE and PACENET out of the program due to the increase in income.

This year, the Social Security COLA will be 2.8 percent and cause about 9,200 PACE and PACENET cardholders to exceed their eligibility limits and lose their benefits.

House Bill 754 would allow these seniors to continue to receive their benefits through Dec. 31, 2021.

                      My Shredder Event is Saturday

This Saturday, I will host a free community shredding event to give you the opportunity to safely destroy personal paperwork.

The event, which will feature an on-site industrial paper shredder, will take place, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Anselm School, 12670 Dunks Ferry Road. You’ll be able to watch as documents are destroyed. No businesses, please.

Identity thieves have been uncompromising in their search for credit card numbers, bank account information and Social Security numbers. It is critical that you destroy documents containing this sensitive information. I encourage everyone to come out to my event to take the proper steps in fighting identity theft.

For more information, please call my office at 215-330-3711.

I’m Hosting a Free Prescription Drug Take Back Event April 27

One of the best ways to combat the opioid addiction is to clean out your medicine cabinet and protect your family by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines.

In a move to help you reduce the risk of opioid abuse, I will sponsor a Drug Take Back Day to help families properly dispose of unused prescription drugs.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 8th Police District, 3100 Red Lion Road.

Items accepted include prescription and over-the-counter solid medications; tablets and capsules; liquid medications, like cough syrups and cold medicines; prescription patches; medical creams and ointments; vitamins; nasal sprays; and pet medicines. No needles or other sharp medical instruments.

For more information, call my office at 215-330-3711.
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Harrisburg Office: B-13 Main Capitol Building, PO Box 202170, Harrisburg, PA 17120-2170  | (717) 787-6740
District Office:10752 Bustleton Ave., Suite C, Philadelphia, PA 19116  | (215) 330-3711
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