Jan. 30, 2018
New in February is a Transit Information Assistance Program
LUZERNE – In an effort to assist all residents of the 120th District, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) reminds those interested about his monthly schedule of outreach events. Each of the six outreaches will take place on a designated day each month at Kaufer’s district office at 161 Main St., in Luzerne.
The services will follow the schedule as listed below:
The Transit Informational Assistance Program will take place on Friday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
. Representatives from Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) will be available to assist residents with questions about the Shared Ride or Fixed Route transportation services. The representatives will answer questions, explain program eligibility and assist with the application process for programs, including free senior bus passes for residents ages 65 and older.
The Small Business Advocacy Program will take place on the second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
. A counselor from the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be available to help existing business owners to grow their business, explore new markets, plan strategically and operate with confidence. The Wilkes University SBDC is one of the 18 SBDCs located on college campuses throughout the Pennsylvania. Thanks to funding provided by the Small Business Administration, the Department of Community and Economic Development and host institutions, the SBDCs can offer free and confidential business consulting.
The Career and Educational Planning will take place on the second Friday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
. Angeline Abraham, academic specialist from Educational Opportunity Centers Inc. (EOC), will be available to offer free counseling in college admissions, financial aid, career planning and more. EOC advances and defends equal opportunity for low-income, first-generation adult students. Adults, dislocated workers and career changers are encouraged to schedule an appointment.
The Veterans Assistance Hours will take place on the third Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A department service officer with the American Legion, will be available to assist veterans, their spouses and their dependents with a range of issues including compensation, pensions, death benefits, education and health care, as well as many other veteran-related issues.
The Disability Advocacy Program will take place on the fourth Friday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bob Fox, from the Center for Independent Living (CIL), will be available for the Disability Advocacy Program to assist persons with disabilities, ages 18 and over. The CIL works to improve and enhance the independent living options for people with disabilities, including advocacy, skills training, information and referral, peer counseling, home modifications, attendant care and community integration, in addition to deaf and autism services.
Each of the services requires pre-registration. Call 570-283-1001 to make an appointment in advance. This outreach schedule, as well as corresponding flyers, are also available online at RepKaufer.com
Kaufer also reminds residents that forms for the state’s 2017 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available at his district office or for download from the Department of Revenue’s website. Those who need assistance filing the forms can visit Kaufer’s office, where there is no cost for help.
For more information about these outreaches, or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office in Luzerne located at 161 Main St., by calling 570-283-1001. Information can also be found online at RepKaufer.com
Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Krisinda Corbin