In true Pennsylvania Dutch fashion, there was a smorgasbord of activity in Harrisburg this week while the legislature was in session and were negotiating the state budget with Governor Wolf. Here is a recap of some notable issues that could impact Pennsylvanians age 50 and older:
The “Rural Health Care: It’s Effect on Rural Communities” conference will be held on September 15, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Columbia. The Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, 3300 Vandiver Drive, will be the site of the meeting for health care professionals, rural health advocates, business and chamber leaders and lawmakers. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required no later than September 4 at http://mhanet.com or by calling 573.893.3700, ext. 1309.
Under a law that takes effect Jan. 1, advanced practice nurses in Illinois will be allowed to prescribe medications, diagnose ailments and refer patients to specialists and therapists. In addition, they will be able to determine disabilities for identification cards and license plates.
Now is a great time to be a woman. As mature women, we are becoming aware of our power and wisdom, which is based on our life experiences and knowledge. Like seeds in the garden, we are waking up and bursting forth with wisdom to create a new world.
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