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    Programs that accompany people who have limited mobility, cognitive impairments or other problems to specified local destinations and provide assistance which may include transportation or driving services, assisting the individual to enter and leave the vehicle and buildings, carrying packages, helping the person deal with other challenges and/or providing emotional support. Escort programs may assist older adults and people with disabilities, people who have AIDS or fear they have contracted the HIV virus, and others who need emotional and/or physical support; and may have limitations regarding the types of trips that qualify for this service.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Center for Vision Loss - Lehigh ValleyProvides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs, sales of devices that maximize existing sight, and a vision aids store. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way. Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events. LehighCenter for Vision Loss - LehighCenter for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
    Center for Vision Loss - MonroeProvides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs and sales of devices that maximize existing sight. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events. MonroeCenter for Vision Loss - MonroeCenter for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
    ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth - Escorted RidesVolunteers provide escorted rides directly to and from medical appointments, banks, grocery stores and other necessary appointments. ElderNet volunteers also shop for people too frail to leave their homes, carry in the groceries, and put away the food.MontgomeryElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth - Montgomery; Bryn MawrElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth
    Escort ServiceSupportive Care offers escort service to individuals who need to, or like to, go out but may need some assistance. Supportive Care escorts clients to same day surgery (i.e. cataract,) doctor appointments, shopping, day trips, funerals and weddings to name just a few. All escorts are screened, bonded, insured, criminal background checked and employees of Supportive Care, Inc. Escorts are individuals who accompany the client on some type of outing. Transportation my be provided using the client's car, or by the client's family, or facility.383 N Kings Hwy, Suite 213, Cherry Hill Township NJ (Escort Service)Supportive Care
    HELPsource Home Health ServicesProvides a wide range of in-home health care services. Nurses will visit your home to assess your needs, prepare a plan of care and then supervise the home health care worker or therapist. They are CHAP accredited, Pennsylvania (PA) state licensed and Medicare certified Home Health Care Agency. Provide a full range of mobility devices including everything from Power Chairs and Scooters to canes and walkers. MontgomeryHELPsource Home Health Services - Montgomery; JenkintownHELPsource Home Health Services
    MedEscort InternationalMedical professionals, including nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, paramedics, mental health technicians, and registered dieticians, provide medical assistance for air travel. Services include: - Pre-trip preparation - Assistance to and from airports - Packing and carrying luggage - Ground transportation - Assistance on and off aircraft Acute care specialists are also available for chartered air ambulance service. LehighMedEscort InternationalMedescort International
    Social ServicesTCAB offers a variety of services to help consumers remain independent and improve the quality of their lives. These services include: shopping, mail reading, bill paying, assistance with paperwork and completing applications, transportation and escort services to doctor visits and appointments, Life skills education in Carlisle, Harrisburg, New Bloomfield and Shippensburg, Information and referral services, recreational servicesDauphinVision Resources of Central PennsylvaniaVision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
    Surrey Services for Seniors - Transportation - DevonWith support from Delaware and Chester Counties, Surrey provides discounted minibus transportation for members 65+ on a shared ride basis throughout our service areas. Surrey takes members to medical appointments, to the grocery store, and to errands. For those who need more assistance,personal driver escort drivers are available to offer door-to-door transportation. Shared Ride Service Door-to-door shared ride services are available weekdays 8 AM to 5 PM. Surrey members should call in advance as all reservations are on a first-come, first served basis. Fares and other registration procedures vary depending on whether members live in Chester or Delaware county. Driver Escort Services For those who cannot use the shared ride program, Surrey Service’s volunteers provide personalized driver escort services. These volunteers drive Surrey members door-to-door and enable them to get to appointments. While the escort service is staffed by volunteers, there are administrative and other costs associated with this service. Typically, therefore, Surrey members make a $5 donation for local rides, including grocery shopping. For rides outside the local area, a $10 donation is the norm. Chester*Main Site (SURREY SERVICES FOR SENIORS, INC.)Surrey Services for Seniors
    Surrey Services for Seniors - Transportation - HavertownWith support from Delaware and Chester Counties, Surrey provides discounted minibus transportation for members 65+ on a shared ride basis throughout our service areas. Surrey takes members to medical appointments, to the grocery store, and to errands. For those who need more assistance,personal driver escort drivers are available to offer door-to-door transportation. Shared Ride Service Door-to-door shared ride services are available weekdays 8 AM to 5 PM. Surrey members should call in advance as all reservations are on a first-come, first served basis. Fares and other registration procedures vary depending on whether members live in Chester or Delaware county. Driver Escort Services For those who cannot use the shared ride program, Surrey Service’s volunteers provide personalized driver escort services. These volunteers drive Surrey members door-to-door and enable them to get to appointments. While the escort service is staffed by volunteers, there are administrative and other costs associated with this service. Typically, therefore, Surrey members make a $5 donation for local rides, including grocery shopping. For rides outside the local area, a $10 donation is the norm. DelawareSurrey @ HavertownSurrey Services for Seniors
    Surrey Services for Seniors - Transportation - MediaWith support from Delaware and Chester Counties, Surrey provides discounted minibus transportation for members 65+ on a shared ride basis throughout our service areas. Surrey takes members to medical appointments, to the grocery store, and to errands. For those who need more assistance,personal driver escort drivers are available to offer door-to-door transportation. Shared Ride Service Door-to-door shared ride services are available weekdays 8 AM to 5 PM. Surrey members should call in advance as all reservations are on a first-come, first served basis. Fares and other registration procedures vary depending on whether members live in Chester or Delaware county. Driver Escort Services For those who cannot use the shared ride program, Surrey Service’s volunteers provide personalized driver escort services. These volunteers drive Surrey members door-to-door and enable them to get to appointments. While the escort service is staffed by volunteers, there are administrative and other costs associated with this service. Typically, therefore, Surrey members make a $5 donation for local rides, including grocery shopping. For rides outside the local area, a $10 donation is the norm. DelawareSurrey @ MediaSurrey Services for Seniors

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