Welcome to another edition of First District Connection. I have information to share about several topics:
- My South Philly Senior Expo;
- The deadline for the Affordable Care Act;
- Free trees; and
- Philly’s Spring Cleanup.
As always, thank you for your continued support and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any further information.
Sen. Larry Farnese
I will be holding one of my senior expos Monday, April 14th, so if you can, plan to join me. In addition to free health screenings, refreshments and a light lunch, representatives from local and state government agencies, and public and private service providers will be available to discuss their programs and services.
Monday, April 14
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
South Philadelphia High School
2101 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Seating is limited so please RSVP at 215-952-3121.
The Time for Health Care is NOW!
The Affordable Care Act
- The deadline to enroll is March 31. Don’t wait until the last minute.
Check it Out. Go to www.healthcare.gov and see the choices you have to pick out a plan that fits your needs.
Financial Help is Available: There are financial tax credits available to help pay for the cost. Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured can find coverage for $100 or less.
- www.healthtaxcredittool.org/ This new tool helps you figure out if you’ll be eligible for insurance subsidies to buy marketplace plans, courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Consumer Reports.
Plant ATree With TreePhilly
The City of Philadelphia recently launched TreePhilly to encourage property owners, businesses and neighbors to plant and maintain trees.
This is a great program and you can get involved by planting and caring for trees, volunteering for a tree planting event or by sponsoring community service days to plant and care for our trees.
Residents may request up to two trees and community organizations may request up to 10 trees. Residents with limited mobility can also request free delivery and planting assistance.
For more information, visit www.TreePhilly.org or call 215-683-0217. Registration Deadline is March 27.
Volunteer For Philly’s Spring Cleanup
Don’t you hate to see trash swirling around your neighborhood? Well, now you can do something about it by registering for the 7th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup.
Philadelphians who want to volunteer, or submit project proposals, are encouraged to apply. For information and to volunteer, visit www.philadelphiastreets.com/philly-spring-cleanup
The cleanup, which is run by the Philadelphia Streets Department, is scheduled for Saturday, April 5. More than 13,000 volunteers helped collect more than 1 million pounds of trash last year!
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