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In this Update:

  • Save the Date for My Senior Expo
  • PennDOT Job Fair
  • Searching for High School Students to Keep PA Clean
  • Supporting Children Who Faced Trauma
  • Save Your Child from Preventable Death

Save the Date for My Senior Expo

Save the date for my Senior Expo on Thursday, September 28th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Northampton Valley Country Club (Crystal Ballroom), located at 299 Richboro Road
Richboro, PA 18954.  

There will be health screenings, a SEPTA key card processing station, refreshments, prizes, and information from federal, state and county agencies. A prescription drug take back will also be on site.  Please bring your unused, unwanted or expired medication for proper disposal.

The event is free and open to all senior citizens in the 6th Senatorial District, and their caregivers and families. Please contact our office with questions: 215-638-1784.

PennDOT Job Fair

As many other industries and professions, PennDOT’s Bucks County Maintenance Department is extremely short staffed with only about 40% of the positions filled, impacting roadway maintenance in our communities.

If you or anyone you know are interested in working for PennDOT, they will be hosting a job fair Tuesday August 15, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Bucks County Maintenance Facility, 6160 Potters Lane, Pipersville, PA 18947.

Applicants are encouraged to view open positions on employment.pa.gov and submit their application through the employment website whether they can attend or not attend the hiring event.

For more information, please call 215-345-6060

Searching for High School Students to Keep PA Clean

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful are inviting 10th -12th grade students from around the state to help keep Pennsylvania clean and beautiful through the Young Ambassadors program.

The program provides opportunities for high school students to train and network with industry leaders, state agencies, local media and the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful network to increase leadership and problem-solving skills.

Learn more about ambassadors’ responsibilities and apply for the program by Sept. 14 here.

Supporting Children Who Faced Trauma

This week, the Senate Aging and Youth Committee held a hearing to gather information about the critical roles played by children’s advocacy centers across Pennsylvania.

Children’s advocacy centers (CACs) coordinate the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases by utilizing teams of professionals involved in child protective and victim advocacy services, law enforcement and prosecution, and physical and mental health.

Without CACs, children who already had traumatic experiences – like sexual abuse – are revictimized when they are forced to repeatedly relive their horror by describing it separately for people representing county agencies, law enforcement and health care. At CACs, everyone gathers at one time in a way that is comfortable for the child.

Pennsylvania has 41 CACs, which provided services to 15,735 children in 2022. Types of cases include sexual abuse, physical abuse, child witness to violence, drug endangered children and others. Learn more about the hearing and access video here.

Save Your Child from Preventable Death

Since 1998, more than 900 children have died from vehicular heatstroke – a tragedy we never want to experience. Luckily, it is preventable.

The National Safety Council offers a free online course about the danger of vehicular heatstroke and children, the three primary circumstances that have led to children dying and what we can do to prevent these deaths.

Keep in mind that even on mild or cloudy days, temperatures inside vehicles can reach life-threatening levels. Leaving windows slightly open doesn’t help, and children should never be left unattended or be able to get inside a vehicle. Learn more here.

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