An Active-Adult Community of Single-Family Homes
Located in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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Emergency Alert System

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety offers a Community Alert System that will contact residents during a major crisis or emergency such as a hurricane, tornado or nuclear plant malfunction. For information about the alert system go to The latest alert distributed by Montgomery County before Hurricane Sandy hit adds these suggestions:
- have a three-day supply of drinking water (one gallon per day per person).
- have a manual can opener.
- have a supply of non-perishable food and ready-to-eat canned food.

There is also the Pennsylvania emergency website:, which has a special section for seniors.

Health and Nutrition Services

Nutrition for Older Pennsylvanians. The phone number for Montgomery County is 610-278-3601.

Clinical Trials. This is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials. The Web site provides information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Personal Finances and Consumer Protections

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Read consumer advisories and file complaints related to consumer issues, credit, elder abuse, health care, identity theft, insurance fraud, junk mail and other subjects.

Identity Theft. This Web site provides detailed information to help you deter, detect and defend against identity theft.

IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service - This service offers assistance to individuals in resolving tax problems and helping taxpayers who are experiencing economic difficulties.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. This agency provides assistance in resolving issues you may encounter with your bank, including concerns involving credit cards, bank accounts, mortgages, loans and insurance.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Star. Supplies informatioin on efficient appliances, utilities and furnishings, and available tax credits for energy efficiency improvements.

Home Energy Saver. Do-It-Yourself energy audit tool to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes.

U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Economy. Provides helpful information regarding fuel economy, gas emissions, and automotive safety standards along with tips to improve your gas mileage.

Benefits Available to Veterans

Veterans Emergency Assistance. Temporary emergency financial aid to a veteran who has experienced an unexpected loss of income.

The National Archives and Records Administration. Helps veterans obtain a copy of their military records, including separation documents and medical records.