Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Veterans Job Fair and Support Services - November 9, 2010

Veterans Job Fair and Support Services

When: Tuesday November 9th, 2010, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Delaware County Community College, 901 Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063-1094

You are invited to the Veterans Job Fair and Support Services at Delaware County Community College. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to talk to Veteran Support Groups and a variety of Employers!

Employers and Support Service Providers scheduled to attend:

  • Wells Fargo
  • Home Depot
  • Cintas
  • PA State Civil Service
  • Aqua America
  • UPS
  • Wawa
  • Comcast
  • Maris Grove
  • Harrah’s Casino
  • Wal-Mart
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Kimberly Clark
  • FedEx
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Veterans Administration
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Veterans Education
  • Small Business Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • And many more…

Bring a resume and dress for success! For resume assistance please call PA CareerLink® Delaware County at 610-447-3350 or 610-723-1220

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Help Your Employees, Clients, and/or Constituents Meet Their Financial Goals

RSVP for our Philadelphia event at
RSVP for our Delaware County event at

Please join us on October 26!

PathWays PA, a nonprofit organization serving the Greater Philadelphia region, is pleased to present the First Annual Network for Strategic Asset Building Symposium, to offer financial education and asset building in the workplace.

This free Symposium will help you offer your workers strategies and tools to build financial knowledge and resources-at no cost to you!

If any of these tools are right for you, PathWays PA will be happy to help you implement them in the workplace without charge.

Featured national and state experts include:
  • John Wancheck,Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, EITC Expert
  • Holly Chase, PA Office of Financial Education
Topics will include:
  • How to find free tax preparation during tax season
  • How to improve credit
  • How to save money through banks/credit unions, prepaid debit cards, U.S. Savings Bonds, and Individual Development Accounts
  • How to access economic security programs such as SNAP, CHIP, and LIHEAP
  • How to plan ahead before home buying
This FREE Symposium will be offered in two locations on October 26:

In Philadelphia:
  • At the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Register at
In Delaware County:

Friday, October 8, 2010

Need Help Locating Elder Care Services and Programs in Your Area?

If you need help locating elder care services and programs in your area, try calling the Administration on Aging's improved Eldercare Locator. The Locator now connects callers to a live human being for assistance when they dial the toll-free number at 1-800-677-1116 between the hours of 9 AM and 8 PM Eastern time on weekdays.

Previously, callers would have to make their way through a recorded routing system to find information and services. Starting today, however, information specialists and elder care counselors will be available to answer callers' questions on elder care in both English and Spanish (there is a separate "language line" to help those who speak other languages).

Call the Eldercare Locator to find elder care services and agencies in your area as well as to find out general information on:
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Social Security
  • Food Stamps
  • Food Delivery Services
  • Transportation
  • Long-term Care
  • Caregiver Support
  • Protection Against Elder Abuse
  • And More!
Calls received after hours will be directed to a message recorder where callers can leave a name and telephone number. Calls will be returned the next business day.

You can also visit the Administration on Aging's website anytime at to search the Eldercare Locator database to find services and resources in your area.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Online Tool Lets Consumers Find and Compare Available Health Insurance Options

The Department of Health and Human Services recently unveiled a new tool on its website to assist consumers in finding health insurance options best suited to their individual health needs. This easy-to-use tool, found at, provides information on private health insurance plans as well as public programs available to individuals, families, and small businesses.

To find the best health insurance plan for you, the tool will prompt you to provide information on the state you live in, the type of consumer you are, your current health insurance circumstances, your age, and your general health status. Taking into account the answers you provide, the tool presents and explains multiple options for obtaining health insurance that will cover your needs.

If you are in the market for individual or family insurance plans, you can compare out-of-pocket costs, premium estimates, and coverage of all private insurance plans that apply to you as a consumer. The tool even includes important information on individual insurance companies such as how accurate the estimates provided by the insurance company are likely to be and the percentage of people denied insurance by that company. The tool also provides information on small employer plans available in your local area.

You can visit the main website to learn more about health prevention topics, compare quality of care among hospitals, nursing homes, and dialysis centers, and gain a better understanding of current healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

PathWays PA presents the First Annual Network for Strategic Asset Building (NSAB) Symposium on Financial Education & Asset Building in the Workplace

How can you help your employees build assets to boost their financial stability during these challenging times?

PathWays PA presents the First Annual Network for Strategic Asset Building (NSAB) Symposium on Financial Education & Asset Building in the Workplace on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010.

This free symposium will be held in two locations. Attend the symposium at the location/time that is most convenient for you!
  • 8:30-11:00am at the United Way of Southeastern PA at 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or
  • 2:00-4:30pm at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center at 4700 Drexelbrook Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.

This unique Symposium will offer free or low-cost strategies employers can implement to boost the financial stability of their employees and their families. National and local experts will share new and proven tools for building financial knowledge and assets. Implementing these strategies in the workplace can increase worker productivity, decrease absenteeism, and improve worker retention and loyalty. Connecting employees with financial education and asset development tools and services builds employee goodwill and morale – so important during these challenging times.

PathWays PA offers free onsite tax preparation through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which can play a key role in building financial stability for individuals and families, even when employers cannot offer wage increases. During tax season, PathWays PA’s IRS-trained and certified volunteers prepare taxes at sites throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. PathWays PA’s free tax service helps filers apply for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) refunds, Childcare tax credits and any other applicable credits, and also offers valuable asset building services that will be discussed in the Symposium … all absolutely free!

All employers hosting PathWays PA VITA mobile sites are encouraged to attend , as well as employers who may be interested in offering free tax preparation services for their workers . For additional information, please call Ann DelCollo at 610-543-5022 x221 or email