The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


June 23, 2014

Senior farmers market voucher sites set

MERCER COUNTY — Summer is here and with the warm weather comes locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables. Mercer County Area Agency on Aging Inc., is offering the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program to eligible Mercer County seniors. This program is made possible through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Food Distribution. The purpose of this program is to encourage older adults to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables produced by local growers as well as to support local growers.

The program provides $20 in vouchers to eligible older adults. To be eligible to receive the vouchers in Mercer County, a consumer must be a resident of Mercer County, 60 years or older and have a gross annual income (including interest, Social Security, wages, etc.) at or below $21,590 for a single person or $29,101 for a couple.

Proof of age and residency is required (driver’s license, photo ID, etc.).

A representative may pick up the vouchers for an eligible senior as long as they have a signed and completed proxy form and the consumer’s proof of age and residency. The proxy form is available at any of the agency’s senior community centers or the administrative office.   

An eligible consumer may receive the $20 vouchers only once each year.

Eligible seniors can pick up their vouchers at the following locations at the times listed, while supplies last.

Grove City area

• Grove City Senior Community Center, 301 S. Broad St.: 1 to 3:30 p.m. July 9, 16, 23 and 30.

• Grove City Memorial Park, Fellowship Shelter, Main Street: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 and 31.

Greenville area

• Greenville Senior Service “Satellite” Center, Stony Point Grange, 69 Kremis Road, Fredonia: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday6-25 and July 2, 9, 23 and 30.

• Sheakleyville Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 3278 Perry Highway (State Route 19): 1 to 3 p.m. July 3.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, 115 Edgewood Drive, Reynolds: 3 to 6 p.m. July 11.

• Knights of Columbus Council 1446 Hall, 170 Clarksville St. (State Route 18), Greenville: 1 to 3 p.m. July 15.

• Greenville Borough Building (front entrance), 125 Main St.: 4 to 6 p.m. July 16.

Mercer area     

• Senior Day at the Grange Fair, Route 58, Mercer: 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday6-26.

• Mercer County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Administrative Office, 133 N. Pitt St., Mercer: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. daily beginning July 1.

Sandy Lake area

• McQuiston Center by the Park, 29 Railroad St., Sandy Lake: 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 7.

Shenango Valley area

• Shenango Valley Senior Community Center, 220 N. Buhl Farm Drive, Hermitage: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 8 and 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7.

• Riverview Manor, 15 W. Connelly Blvd., Sharon: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday6-25.

• Connelly Manor, 55 W. Connelly Blvd., Sharon: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 30.    

• Gargano Towers, 941 Sharon New Castle Road, Farrell: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 7.        

• American Legion, 617 Main St., Sharpsville: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 9.

• American Legion, 1395 E. State St., Sharon: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10.

• Shenango Township Municipal Building, 3439 Hubbard-Middlesex Road: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 14.

• Lavigne Manor, 29 Cathedral Drive, Farrell: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 16.

• Salvation Army, 660 Fisher Hill, Sharon: 9 to 11 a.m. July 18.        

• Buchanan Manor, 73 Mercer Ave., Wheatland: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 21.

• Carol S. Gurrera Village, 1700 Village Path (off Lamor Road), Hermitage: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 28.

• McDowell Manor, 179 Pearrell St., Sharon: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 30.    

• Garden Way Apartments, 2350 Garden Way, Hermitage: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 5.    

For more information call the centers or the administrative office at 724-588-3155, Greenville; 724-458-6844, Grove City; 724-376-3608, Sandy Lake; 724-981-7950, Shenango Valley; or 1-800-570-6222 or 724-662-6222, MCAAA Inc. administrative office.

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