Senior Expo 2017 at Heritage Hills
9/8/2017
 
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Senior Expo 2017 at Heritage Hills
Senior citizens, their families and caregivers are invited to a Senior Expo co-hosted by state Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) on Friday, Sept. 29, from 8-10 a.m. at The Links Center at Heritage Hills, 2700 Mt. Rose Ave., York.

Speakers at this year’s expo will include Jill Kaylor of Visiting Angels and Dr. Sonam Ruit of Martin Foot and Ankle.

Flu shots will be provided. If you would like to be vaccinated, please RSVP to Gillespie's district office at (717) 840-4711 or Saylor's district office at (717) 244-9232 by Sept. 21 to reserve your flu shot.
 

Native American Festival in Airville This Weekend
The Conservation Society of York County will be hosting its annual Native American Festival at the Indian Steps Museum in Airville, on Sept. 9-10. The museum is located at 205 Indian Steps Road, Airville. Come explore this beautiful property along the river as the Society highlights traditions of our local people from the past while striving toward conserving them in our ever-changing future.

The Society was established in 1922 and included distinguished members such as Gifford Pinchot. Along with Indian Steps, the other properties the Society manages include Codorus Furnace, Bonham Wake Wildlife Sanctuary, the Wills School and Ulmer-Root-Haines Memorial Park.

The Native American Festival is the Society’s largest and longest standing tradition, with this year being its 34th celebration of it. You may find other events listed on the Facebook pages for both Indian Steps Museum and the Conservation Society of York County and IndianSteps.org.
 

Bonus Available to Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans
Veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, are reminded to apply for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus.

The bonus pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum. For personnel whose death was related to illness or injury received in the line of duty in Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm, there is an additional $5,000 available to the surviving family. Service members who were declared prisoners of war may also be eligible for an additional $5,000.

To qualify, the service member must have:
• Served with the U.S. Armed Forces, a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the Pennsylvania National Guard.
• Served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations during the period from Aug. 2, 1990, to Aug. 31, 1991, and received the Southwest Asia Service Medal.
• Been a legal resident of Pennsylvania at the time of active duty service.
• Been discharged from active duty under honorable conditions, if not currently on active duty.

Since 2008, more than 9,000 Persian Gulf Conflict veterans have applied for and received a bonus for their war efforts. Individuals who received a bonus or similar compensation from any other state are not eligible for the Pennsylvania program.

The deadline to apply for this one-time payment is Aug. 31, 2018. Click here for more information about how to apply.
 

Don’t Be Scammed by Skimmers
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is warning consumers to be on the lookout for credit or debit card skimmers that steal your information when the card is swiped or inserted.

Often combined with a concealed camera, thieves can also record your Personal Identification Number (PIN). With this information, thieves can withdraw money from your bank account and make unauthorized purchases. Additionally, the thieves may sell this information to others.

To help protect yourself, take the following steps:
• Use ATMs in well-lit, secure locations and avoid using ATMs that are stand-alone units in corners of stores or other out-of-the-way locations.
• Look at the card reader slot and surrounding areas to see if anything looks out of place, mismatched or loose.
• Consider using your credit card instead of your debit card to avoid compromising your PIN and to gain other consumer protections.
• Choose gas pumps that are closer to and within the line of vision of the cashiers.
• Check your bank and credit card statements frequently to watch for fraudulent activity and report any unfamiliar activity immediately.

Read more here.
 

Never Forget the Victims of Sept. 11, 2001
 
This Monday will mark the 16th anniversary of one of the worst days in our nation’s history. On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 men and women were killed in devastating terrorist attacks in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The loved ones lost will be honored and remembered in observances across the country, including one at Pennsylvania’s own Flight 93 Memorial, near the site where one of the three planes hijacked that day crashed.

More information about the Flight 93 Memorial and planned observances is available here.
 
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