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Sen. FarneseGood morning,

If you’re like me, especially during the holidays, you probably want to find a few ways to give back, unfortunately we’re all busy and it’s not always easy to figure out how. I encourage you to volunteer and support the programs that are important to you, but if you’re looking for something new take a look at They’re a great resource that connects interested volunteers with organizations that need some help.

In today’s First District Connection I’d like to tell you about:

  • Holiday Events in Philly;
  • LIHEAP; and
  • Health Care Open Enrollment.

This will be my last First District Connection for 2014, I’ll resume sending you updates on January 13, so once again thank you for your support and let me know if I can be of any assistance. As always, you can call my district office at 215-952-3121, e-mail me at, or visit 1802 S. Broad St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Happy Holidays, 
Sen. Larry Farnese

Love ParkPhilly’s Top Holiday Events

We all know the City of Philadelphia is the best place to spend the holidays, especially if you can do it with family and friends. So if you’re looking for some more fun, family friendly ways to celebrate the holidays click here for a full list of some of our city’s top holiday events.

Apply for LIHEAP

LIHEAP LIHEAP If you received a grant last year, think you are eligible or know of someone who could benefit from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) please let us help you fill out your application. There is a limited amount of money available so don’t delay. Here are year’s eligibility requirements are as follows:

1 $17,505
2 $23,595
3 $29,685
4 $35,775
5 $41,865

For each additional person in the home add $6,090.

Call us at 215-952-3121 for more information. You can also call Pennsylvania’s LIHEAP hotline at 866-857-7095 (individuals with hearing impairments can call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886).

Open Enrollment: It’s time

healthcareThe open enrollment period for 2015 health care coverage has begun and will run through Feb. 15. If you don’t enroll you won’t be able to buy health coverage for 2015 on the marketplace until the next open enrollment period, and you may have to pay a penalty. If you’re enrolled in a 2014 marketplace plan, your benefit year ends this Dec. 31. To continue health coverage in 2015, you can renew your current health plan or choose a new plan.

The Fairmont Primary Care Center is available to help you. Contact one of their certified application counselors at 215-684-5370 to get started.

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Offices of State Senator Larry Farnese
1802 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-952-3121
Fax: 215-952-3155
543 Main Capitol | Box 203001
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3001
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