Senior Center to Offer Vet ID Event
Veterans can come to the Central Bucks Senior Center for help applying for a new Bucks County Veterans ID Discount card.
The Central Bucks Senior Center in Doylestown will host an event next week to help area seniors sign up for the county's new Veterans ID Discount Card.
Launched in November 2011, the card program offers discounts for veterans at businesses across Bucks County.
More than 5,040 veterans across Bucks County have applied for the cards since the program began last year.
More than 230 Bucks County businesses have agreed to offer discounts of 5 to 20 percent on merchandise and services to those holding the Bucks County Veterans ID card. County officials say more businesses are signing up to participate each day.
The Recorder of Deeds staff will be available Friday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Bucks Senior Center on Shady Retreat Road.
To be eligible, interested veterans must bring their original DD-214 form in order for the Recorder of Deeds staff to proceed with issuing the cards.
The complete list of upcoming dates and locations is:
Thursday, September 20
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
425 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills
Friday, September 28
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Central Bucks Senior Center
700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown
Saturday, September 29
New Britain Veterans Fall Festival
Thursday, October 4
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Makefield Elementary School
1939 Makefield Road, Yardley
Saturday, October 6
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bensalem Pride Day
*Rain Date Sunday, October 7
For more information, call 215-348-6209.
To register a business to participate in the Veterans ID Card Discount Program, call Betty Carleo in the county Veterans Affairs office at 215-345-3885 or visit www.BucksCounty.org to fill out a form stating intent to take part.
A list of participating businesses also is available on the county website, www.BucksCounty.org.