Weekly Update: Helping Seniors Connect to Services, Promoting Job Creation and Economic Development, Advancing Solar Energy Efforts in PA

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

November 17, 2017

Ensuring that Pennsylvanians can easily access the health services they need is a top priority for Governor Wolf. This week, Governor Wolf and his administration launched the Pennsylvania Link to Community Care website, which connects seniors and individuals with disabilities or behavioral health needs to services in their communities.

“We have been working hard to help individuals with a disability and older Pennsylvanians to live where and how they choose, just as any of us would want,” Governor Wolf said. “This new website is a tremendous tool to help you or your loved one make the best and most informed decision about care and services.”

The governor also announced that the Department of Human Services received a $11.7 million grant through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. This grant will help DHS offer support to Pennsylvania families by providing at-risk pregnant women and their families with the resources they need to improve family health and opportunities for their children.

On Thursday, Governor Wolf provided an update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry by announcing that since the registry’s launch on November 1 more than 6,000 patients have registered for the medical marijuana program.

As part of Governor Wolf’s “Jobs That Pay” initiative, the governor and his administration continue to encourage the growth of job creation and business opportunities in the commonwealth. On Thursday, Governor Wolf announced that new manufacturing jobs would be coming to Northampton County through the expansion of Alpla Inc. Governor Wolf also joined leaders in the higher education and manufacturing communities to announce that Drexel University will establish the Pennsylvania Discovery Center, a statewide resource that will help advance the manufacturing textile industry.

On Wednesday, Governor Wolf announced seven new Business in Our Sites project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, a move projected to create more than 3,300 jobs in Pennsylvania.

This week Governor Wolf announced efforts that would bolster the use of solar energy in Pennsylvania. On Monday, the governor joined state and local officials, and environmental advocates at Elizabethtown College to announce legislation that includes key provisions that will enhance the solar energy market in the commonwealth. On Thursday, Governor Wolf announced a new solar energy grant program through the Commonwealth Financing Authority that will further support the advancement of solar energy and community development.

Governor Wolf’s Week, November 12 – November 18, 2017

Monday, 11/13/17
Tuesday, 11/14/17
Wednesday, 11/15/17
Thursday, 11/16/17
Friday, 11/17/17

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