Governor Wolf outlined the major components of the budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step towards restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s Rainy Day fund in years.
Governor Wolf announced that 41 senior centers throughout the commonwealth will be the recipients of the Department of Aging’s 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants – totaling $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Governor Wolf issued the following statement in support of the House passage of a package of legislative proposals pertaining to grandparents raising grandchildren, including House bills 2133 and 1539, and House Resolution 390.
Governor Wolf today threw his support behind bipartisan state and federal proposals to help “grandfamilies” and aid grandparents who have assumed sole care-giving responsibilities for their grandchildren, especially those affected by the opioid epidemic, by ensuring they have access to all the services possible to help them with their duties as caregivers and guardians.
Governor Wolf announced the launch of the Sheriff Senior Check-In Service, a three-county pilot reassurance program for older Pennsylvanians being conducted in partnership with the Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association.