The Reporter (Lansdale, PA)
Pennycuick appointed to Veterans’ Center council
Freshman state Sen. Tracy Pennycuick (R-24) has been appointed to the Southeastern Veterans’ Center Advisory Council.
A 26-year combat veteran and former director of Montgomery County Veterans Affairs, Pennycuick was tapped by Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39) to join the council, which advises the Pennsylvania Adjutant General on the management, operation and adequacy of facilities and services at state veterans’ homes. The advisory council includes members appointed by the governor, legislative leaders and residents of the veterans’ home.
“The welfare of our senior veterans is a heartfelt concern of mine, and I am grateful to have this opportunity to serve my fellow veterans,” said Pennycuick. “I am excited to work with my council colleagues to ensure that residents receive the dignified care that they deserve.”
One of six state veterans homes operated by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Southeastern Center is located in Spring City, Chester County. The homes offer care tailored to the specific health needs of residents and are supplemented by an array of clinical services, including medical, clinical and nursing services, rehabilitative services, drug and nutritional therapy, dental services and social services.
A resident of Harleysville, Pennycuick was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2020 before winning her race for state Senate in 2022. In the General Assembly, she has prioritized veteran-related issues, including suicide prevention, disabled veteran property tax relief and healthcare reform. Currently, she serves as vice chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committee.
For more information, visit Senator Pennycuick’s website at senatorpennycuick.com.