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 senatorpen­

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