The National Museum of Industrial History recently announced that volunteer Anne Evans was honored with a 2022 Northampton County Outstanding Seniors Award on June 2. Presented by the Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging, the award honors individuals who have contributed their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community through outreach, personal action, inspiration, public service, sports/educational efforts and civic humanitarian endeavors.
Coupons worth a total of $20 are available to Northampton County residents age 60 and over who meet income eligibility criteria thanks to the continuation of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The coupons are distributed by the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging.
Vouchers that can be redeemed at area farmers markets are available to income-eligible seniors, the Northampton County Department of Human Services’ Area Agency on Aging announced earlier this month. The coupons are worth a total of $20 and are available to county residents age 60 or older who meet the following income requirements:
Single – Income less than $21,775 per year
Married Couple – Income less than $29,471 per year
In the case of married couples, both spouses may obtain coupons. Proof of age and residency is required from anyone who requests the coupons, which are being distributed at locations throughout the county this month. In Hellertown, they will be distributed at the senior center at the Saucon Valley Community Center, 323 Northampton St., on Tuesday, June 23 from 9 to 11 a.m.
The coupons can only be used at state-registered farmers markets, and cannot be redeemed in supermarkets. Locally they can be redeemed at Bechdolt Orchards and Pappy’s Orchard, which have booths at the weekly Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market in Hellertown.