Senior citizens and their family
members and caregivers are once again invited to the annual Senior
Citizens Expo in Bradford on Friday, Aug. 12. The free event will be
held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Sports and Fitness Gymnasium.
The event offers access to a wealth
of valuable information about issues such as health care, insurance,
nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud
protection, government services and more, all in one convenient
location. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will
be awarded. Lunch will be provided for all attendees and exhibitors.
I hope to see you there, but if you
cannot attend the expo in Bradford, mark your calendar and plan to join
us in Kane or Roulette:
Kane: Friday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kane Community Center, 46 Fraley St., Kane.
Roulette: Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Roulette Fire Hall, 12 Riverside Dr., Roulette.
For additional information, call 1-866-437-8181 or visit my website.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by
our table at the Potter County Fair this past week. My family even came
out to help, though they managed to escape long enough to enjoy a few
rides and delicious fair food. If you’re looking for more fair fun, the Cameron County Fair runs Aug. 7-13 and the McKean County Fair runs Aug. 14-20.
Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics Now Available
Before long, kids will be heading
back to school. To help keep them healthy, the Department of Health is
holding a series of immunization clinics in Cameron, McKean and Potter
counties, offering both extended weeknight and Saturday hours.
The clinics provide vaccines at
little or no cost for children through 18 years of age who are Medicaid
eligible, uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian or Alaska Native.
The cost is $5 per child (payable by check or money order) for families
above income guidelines. No child will be turned away because of an
inability to pay.
DEP Declares Drought Watch for 34 Pennsylvania Counties
The Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) this week issued a drought watch declaration for 34
Pennsylvania counties, including Cameron and McKean counties, and a
drought warning for Potter County. The declarations are due to low
stream flows, declining groundwater levels and below-normal
A drought watch, the least severe of
the three drought declarations, calls for a voluntary 5 percent
reduction in non-essential water use. A drought warning calls for a
voluntary reduction of 10-15 percent.
Children under the age of 2 will
need to be securely fastened in a rear-facing child safety seat under a
new state law that takes effect on Friday, Aug. 12.
Under Act 43 of 2016, a child under
age 2 must use the rear-facing seat until he or she outgrows the maximum
weight and limits designated by the manufacturer. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration currently recommends infants should be in a
rear-facing car seat until they weigh at least 20 pounds and are at
least age 1.
According to existing state law,
children under age 4 must be buckled into a child safety seat. Children
ages 4-7 must be buckled into a properly secured child booster seat,
while children ages 8-18 must be buckled in a seat belt.
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