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2016 Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Seniors

May 26, 2016

For immediate release from the Area Agency on Aging...

The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is offering 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.  Starting on June 3 the vouchers will be distributed at the designated senior centers listed below, only from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on each Friday while supplies last, except at the Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Center, where they will be distributed weekly from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Thursdays, starting, June 2.

To be eligible, recipients must reside in Bucks County and be age 60 or older and not exceed annual income guidelines, which are as follows:  1 person: $21,978;  2 people:  $29,637; 3 people: $37,296;  4 people: $44,955;  5 people; $52,614;  6 people: $60,273. “Income” means income before any deductions, including taxes, deductions from Social Security payments; insurance premiums, charitable contributions, etc. “Income” includes: monetary compensation for services including wages, salary, commissions or fees; income from non-farm self-employment; net income from farm self-employment; Social Security benefits; dividends or interest on savings or bonds or income from estates or trusts; net rental income; public assistance or welfare payments; unemployment compensation; government civilian employee or military retirement or pensions or veterans payments; private pensions or annuities; alimony or child support payments; regular contributions from persons not living in the household; net royalties; other cash income.  Note: Seniors who live in nursing home facilities, convents and residential facilities where meals are provided are not eligible. 

Persons unable to attend a senior center may designate a person, by completing a proxy form.  Proxy forms are available online at www.buckscounty.org, or may be picked up at the Area Agency on Aging office, 30 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown; or at a Bucks County Government Services Center, located at 7321 New Falls Road, Levittown, or 261 California Road, Quakertown, or any of the following senior centers:

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