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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Rep. Marcia Hahn to Host ID Theft Seminar with Senator Scavello
  • Committees to hold Hearing on Fire & EMS Issues
  • Upcoming Events in the 40th

Rep. Marcia Hahn to Host ID Theft Seminar with Senator Scavello

State Rep. Marcia Hahn and I are partnering with the Slate Belt Regional Police Department to host an identity theft seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hope United Church of Christ, 701 Cherry St., Wind Gap. The Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania and Northampton County Area Agency on Aging will be making presentations during the event.

Many consumers are misinformed about what identity theft is. I hope you’ll consider attending the seminar to better protect yourself and your personal property.

 
Senator Scavello

Committees to hold Hearing on Fire & EMS Issues

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee will hold a joint public hearing in Monroe County on Tuesday, August 23rd, to gather testimony on Fire & EMS issues. The hearing is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Public Safety Center, located at 100 Gypsum Road, Suite 201, Stroudsburg. Officials scheduled to testify at the hearing include Tim Solobay, State Fire Commissioner, as well as representatives from:

  • Lookout Fire Co. #1
  • PA Ambulance Association
  • PA Emergency Health Services Council
  • PA Fire & Emergency Services Institute
  • West End Fire Company
  • Wilkes-Barre Bureau of Fire

I am pleased to host this forum for our first responders in Monroe County. It is important that we do all we can to ensure that our volunteer firefighters and EMS responders are equipped with the necessary tools to do their jobs and I am looking forward to our community providing input to the Senate and House Committees. While emergency personnel were asked to RSVP, the hearing is opening to all.


Upcoming Events in the 40th

Healthy Living Series: Shingles Vaccine at the West End Fair

I will be continuing my Healthy Living Series in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to offer low-cost shingles vaccine shots at the 2016 West End Fair.

On Wednesday, August 24, the Department of Health will administer the vaccines to qualifying individuals at my booth at the West End Fair (570 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert, PA) between the hours of noon – 3:00 p.m. The vaccines will be administered on a first-come-first-served basis.

The $5.00 low-cost shingles vaccine shots are available to people age 50 or older who are uninsured or underinsured. This service is not available to anyone with Medicare Part D or insurance that already covers the vaccination. The Pennsylvania Department of Health will accept a personal check or money order made payable to “Commonwealth of PA.” Cash will not be accepted.

Healthy Living Series: A1C-Diabetes Screening

In partnership with Pocono Medical Center, free A1C diabetes screenings will be provided at our Pen Argyl District Office on Tuesday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past three months. Sometimes called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test, the A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes management and diabetes research.

Appointments are necessary. Please call 610-863-1200 to make an appointment.

Get Outdoors PA Festival

I will be joining the DCNR Bureau of State Parks and Lehigh Valley Greenways Partnership in hosting the Get Outdoors PA Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine, at the Jacobsburg Environmental Educational Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth, PA. This is an exciting day as it is also National Public Lands Day, National Bike to Park Day, and National Hunting & Fishing Day – the perfect day for family outdoor fun!

The FREE outdoor expo is designed to highlight the Lehigh Valley Greenways Partnership’s outdoor experiences. Exhibitors from the Partnership will have hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy. Children and parents can meet Smokey the Bear, Della the Mule and Woodsy the Owl and, practice archery and fishing. Light refreshments and many other activities will be available to enjoy; all free and fun!

An elective scheduled of events include; 12:30 p.m., Live Animal Presentation (indoor) by Wildlands Conservancy; 2:00 p.m., Nature Walk led by Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center; 2:30, Stream Study led by Bushkill Stream Conservancy and; Get Your Tail on the Trail led by Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and St. Luke’s Health Network.

All activities are outdoor except two scheduled events; 12:30 p.m. – a Live Animal Presentation by Wildlands Conservancy and; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. -- a panel composed of myself; Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Dunn; Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Matthew Hough; and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway. We will present an update and receive questions and comments from the audience.

An elective scheduled of events include; 12:30 p.m., Live Animal Presentation (indoor) by Wildlands Conservancy; 2:00 p.m., Nature Walk led by Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center; 2:30, Stream Study led by Bushkill Stream Conservancy and; Get Your Tail on the Trail led by Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and St. Luke’s Health Network.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar

My annual Mental Health and Substance Abuse Seminar will be held at Northampton Community College - Monroe Campus on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jason Snyder, Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Program, will be the Keynote Speaker and there will be an open dialogue forum with Tina Clymer; MHMR Acting Administrator, Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services and Jamie Drake; Administrator, Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. 

Veterans Assistance Day

On the second Tuesday of each month, the American Legion holds a Veterans Assistance Day at our Tannersville district office.

The next Veterans Assistance Day is September 13th. The district office is located at 2989 Route 611, Suite 103 in Tannersville.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a service officer with the American Legion Pennsylvania Department will be on site to assist veterans with issues including: compensation and pension claims, education benefits, enrollment in the VA health care system, burial and survivor benefits, state benefits, and obtaining military personnel and medical records.

Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services. Please contact the Tannersville office to schedule an appointment at 570-620-4326.


Join me Thursday, August 25 on Pocono 96.7 – Gary in the Morning

Please join me at 7 a.m. next Thursday, August 25th on Pocono 96.7 - Gary in the Morning in the car, at work, or in your home. I will be discussing the latest from Harrisburg and answering your questions at 7 AM.

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Offices

Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
FAX (570) 620-4379
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-12001200
FAX (610) 863-1214
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