State Rep. John Taylor (R-Kensington) has announced the formation of a group dedicated to helping seniors.
“The true definition of a community is how we work together to take care of each other, especially those who have difficulty doing it for themselves. If someone struggles, we all struggle and that cannot be acceptable for the good people of our neighborhoods” Taylor stated.
“Often, our seniors go without because they do not know what help is available to them through the federal government, the Commonwealth and the City of Philadelphia. I will provide more information in the upcoming days, but in the meantime, should you have any questions, or know someone in the need of assistance, please contact one of my district offices, 2901 East Thompson Street (215-425-0901), 4725-27 Richmond Street (215-744-2600), or 1039 E. Hunting Park Avenue (215-744-3009).”
SEN. WILLIAMS’ ‘AFTER 50 EXPO’ DRAWS 300
More than 300 residents of State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ (D-W. Phila.) district filled the Mercy Eastwick Wellness Center on Sep. 19 to learn more about living a fuller, more-satisfying and safer life during his “Navigating Life After 50+ Expo.”
“The event was very informative,” said Constance Johnson, a 77-year-old Center City resident who attended the event. “I loved the food and thought it was the best expo ever!”
The expo helped to guide Johnson and other attendees through the Affordable Care Act. It also provided free flu shots, taught line dancing, offered tips to avoiding elder abuse, and delivered important Social Security information and updates.
LEANNA IS REDEFINING “CHILD ABUSE”
Following months of intense negotiations and unprecedented bipartisan collaboration, the Senate Aging & Youth Committee approved key bills in the child-protective legislative package, including SB 20, State Sen. LeAnna M. Washington’s (D-Northwest) legislation to redefine child abuse.
SB 20 serves as the centerpiece of the Child Protection Legislative Package. The bill overhauls the definition of child abuse in Pennsylvania, paving the way for the reporting, punishment, and resources that are provided in subsequent legislation in the package.
“Before we can do anything to improve our child abuse reporting system, enhance care for victims and families, or toughen prosecution of offenders, we must be able to clearly define what is and is not child abuse,” Washington said.
“This legislation provides an easy-to-understand guide of what is and is not child abuse, and provides for exemptions that allow parents to still parent.
“As a survivor of child abuse, I am proud to be a part of this effort to help protect our children,” Washington continued.