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2015 Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Seniors

May 29, 2015

The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, again offers the Farmers Market Nutrition Program to older adults in Bucks County.  The program provides $20.00 in FREE vouchers to eligible individuals and $40.00 for eligible couples, for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets.  The vouchers will ONLY be distributed at the designated senior centers listed below, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Fridays while supplies last, starting June 5.  Note: At the  Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, the vouchers will be distributed from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Thursdays, starting June 4.

To be eligible, recipients must reside in Bucks County and be age 60 or older.  In addition, income guidelines are as follows:  1 person: $21,775 or less; 2 people in household:  $29,471 or less; 3 people in household:  $37,167 or less; 4 people in household:  $44,863 or less; 5 people in household: $52,559; and 6 people in household: $60,225. (For each additional family member, the threshold increases by $7,696) Note:  Seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, convents and residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible.  You will be required to show proof of residence and age.  Please visit one of the senior centers listed below to register.  If you are unable to go to a senior center, a relative or friend may register for you by providing proper identification and a completed Proxy Form, signed by the recipient.  Proxy forms are available on the Area Agency on Aging web page (www.buckscounty.org), or may be picked up at the Area Agency on Aging office, 30 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown; or at the Government Services Center, either at 7321 New Falls Road, Levittown, or 261 California Road, Quakertown.  Proxy forms, as well as a listing of participating farmers markets, are available at all senior centers.

For more information, call Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, at 267-880-5700.

Benjamin H. Wilson Senior Center
580 Delmont Ave.
Warminster, Pa. 18974
Middletown Senior Citizens Center
2142 Trenton Rd.
Levittown, Pa. 19056
Bensalem Senior Citizens Center
1850 Byberry Rd.
Bensalem, Pa. 19020
Morrisville Senior Servicenter
31 E. Cleveland Ave.
Morrisville, Pa. 19067
Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center
formerly Lower Bucks Senior Activity Center
Wood and Mulberry Sts.
Bristol, Pa. 19007
Neshaminy Senior Citizens Center
1842 Brownsville Rd.
Trevose, Pa. 19053
Bristol Township Senior Center
2501 Bath Rd.
Bristol, Pa. 19007
Northampton Twp. Senior Center
165 Township  Rd.
Richboro, Pa. 18954
Central Bucks Senior Center
700 Shady Retreat Rd.
Doylestown, Pa. 18901
Pennridge Senior Center
146 E. Main St.
Silverdale, Pa. 18962
Eastern Upper Bucks Seniors, Inc.
8040 Rt. 611
Ottsville, Pa. 18942
Upper Bucks Senior Citizens Center
Milford Square Fire Co. Social Hall
2183 Milford Sq. Pike
Milford, PA  18951
Falls Township Senior Center
Trenton and Oxford Valley Rds.
Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030