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    AARP - National OfficeA national non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve independent lives filled with dignity and purpose. Services offered to members include: - Publications such as Modern Maturity and the AARP Bulletin - Legislative advocacy - Educational resources - Access to local chapter activities - 55 Alive/Mature Driving program (See own listing) - Legal counsel for the elderly - Grandparent Information Center provides information and resources to help grandparents cope with their surrogate parent roles AARPAARP
    AARP - Pennsylvania OfficeHelps people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Advocates for issues important to older Americans and influences companies to offer new and better choices for them. Conducts research on aging-related subjects. Provides information about benefits programs relevant to older adults. Legal Advice Network: Provides legal information and advice by speaking directly to a licensed/experienced attorney over the phone. Live operator will ask for: - name/address/phone number - subject matter of the call - charge to credit card or phone bill Caller is then connected to an attorney.DauphinAARP - Pennsylvania OfficeAARP
    AARP Pennsylvania Office - Chapter 0633 Pocono AreaAssistance for people age 50 and over to improve the quality of their lives. Advocates for issues important to older Americans and influences companies to offer new and better choices for them. Chapter activities can include meals, cultural outings, trips, community service, availability of practical resources for employment, health and finances as well as opportunities to connect with other AARP members.MonroeAARP Pennsylvania OfficeAARP Pennsylvania Office
    Active Aging - Information and ReferralInformation and resources for active seniors.CrawfordActive AgingActive Aging
    After Hours Crisis Intervention-Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties24 Hour Crisis Intervention available by calling 1-800-252-1512.LuzerneArea Agency on Aging-Luzerne and Wyoming CountiesArea Agency on Aging-Luzerne and Wyoming Counties
    Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of PittsburghProvides information about medical and support services at UPMC and about programs offered by government, public, and private organizations. Provides care coordination through its many programs, from hospital-based care to services in the home; from retirement living to long-term care options; and from urban to suburban to rural locations. The Institute is a collaboration between UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh.AlleghenyAging Institute of UPMCAging Institute of UPMC
    Allegheny County DHS - Area Agency on AgingThe Department of Human Services makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older, programs to help them transition through the changes that come with aging. Provides support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult day services; companion services; home environment modifications; home delivered meals; respite care; medical supplies and equipment; personal emergency response system; personal care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; caregiver support, and transportation.AlleghenyArea Agency on AgingAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Allegheny County DHS - Caregiver SupportThe Caregiver Support Program (CSP) provides primary caregivers with a break from caregiving (respite care), reimbursement for out of pocket costs associated with caregiving related services and supplies, education, training, counseling and more. The program supports individuals who want to live at home but need help with daily activities such as meal preparation, bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, and/or personal care. It is designed to ease the burden for caregivers who are overwhelmed with helping their loved one, managing their own family, and possibly work responsibilities as well.AlleghenyArea Agency on AgingAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Allegheny County DHS - Service Coordination for Older AdultsProvides Service Coordination through the Community HealthChoices Program to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services include adult day services, companion services, counseling, home environment modifications, home delivered meals, respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, and transportation.AlleghenyArea Agency on AgingAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Support GroupsOffer Education and Workplace "Lunch and Learn" programs for employee groups. Provide monthly support groups for diagnosed individuals who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, who are aware of their diagnosis, and want to come meet and talk with others who are dealing with the same problems. Family caregivers are encouraged to attend. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh ChapterAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
    Alzheimer's Disease Alliance of W. PA Family Support GroupsFamily support group for Alzheimer's patients and those with related brain disorders. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Disease Alliance of W. PAAlzheimer's Disease Alliance of Western PA
    AMAC Programs and ServicesToday, The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is here to protect your interests, and to offer an alternative perspective on how to best solve the problems seniors face today. AMAC will be on your side when it comes to fighting high taxes, which are especially harmful to those living on a fixed income. You can count on AMAC to speak out to preserve the values that helped make America a great nation. AMAC is not afraid to say we still believe in God and Country. Member Benefits: National Home & Auto Insurance Discounts National Travel Discounts for Lodging & Rental Cars Group Health & Life Insurance Medicare Supplement Long-Term Care InsuranceThe Association of Mature American Citizens, (AMAC) - NYAssociation of Mature American Citizens, The (AMAC)
    American Heart Association / Great Rivers Affiliate - Mercer CountyProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. National organization supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. ErieAmerican Heart Association / Great Rivers AffiliateAmerican Heart Association
    Area Agency on Aging – Butler County (Caregiver Support Program)Assistance for the care receiver and services to support the caregiver, designed to allow the care receiver to continue living at home. The program is designed to reduce caregiver stress and reinforce the care being given to family members. Offers assessment, care management, benefits counseling, care-giving skills training, support and financial assistance with expenses in purchasing supplies, home modifications and assistive devices.ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
    Area Agency on Aging , Aging Waiver Program - Butler CountyThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging through Butler County's Area Agency on Aging provides the Aging Waiver Program to Pennsylvanians over the age of 60 to enable them to continue to live in their homes and communities with support and services. Services that may be available through the Aging Waiver Program include: Adult Daily Living Services, Community Transition Services, Counseling Services, Environmental Modifications, Financial Management Services, Home Delivered Meals, Home Health Services, Non-Medical Transportation Services, Participant-Directed Goods and Services, Participant-Directed Community Supports, Personal Assistance Services, Personal Emergency Response System, Respite Services, Service Coordination, Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies, TeleCare.ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
    Area Agency on Aging , Aging Waiver Program - Westmoreland CountyUtilizes Medicaid funds to provide case management and home care services for eligible individuals as a means of avoiding premature institutionalizationWestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Waiver Program for Stay at Home CareWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    Area Agency on Aging - Butler County (General Services)The Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years. The Department’s local resources, or Area Agencies on Aging, provide support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult day services, companion services, counseling, home environment modifications, home delivered meals, inpatient respite care, institutional respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, transportation, caregiver support, and aging waiver programs.ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
    Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Support Program - Mercer CountyAssists families in assessing their needs when taking care of older relatives who are 60 years of age or older. Services include some financial support, benefits advice and counseling where caregivers are advised of benefits that are available to them. MercerCommunity Care ManagementMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Area Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program – Westmoreland CountyProvides financial assistance to an unpaid caregiver who provides hands-on care for a person 60 years of age and over.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Pennsylvania Caregiver Support ProgramWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    Area Agency on Aging - Mercer CountyThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years.MercerMercer County Area Agency on AgingMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Area Agency on Aging - Westmoreland CountyThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years. The Department’s local resources, or Area Agencies on Aging, provide support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult day services, companion services, counseling, home environment modifications, home delivered meals, inpatient respite care, institutional respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, transportation, caregiver support, and aging waiver programs.WestmorelandArea Agency on Aging - Westmoreland CountyWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    BAYADA Nurses - ErieProvides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice and assistive home health care services to children, adults and seniors in the comfort of their homes.ErieBAYADA Nurses - ErieBayada Home Health Care
    Beaver County Office on AgingThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years. The Department’s local resources, or Area Agencies on Aging, provide support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult daily living centers, home environment modifications, in-home delivered meals, respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, transportation, caregiver support, and long-term services and supports through community health choices.BeaverOffice on AgingBeaver County Office on Aging
    Beaver County Office on Aging, Caregiver Support ProgramThe Caregiver Support Program is designed to reduce caregiver stress. The emphasis of this program is to respond directly to the needs of caregivers who are caring for a functionally dependent elderly consumer. Financial reimbursement may be provided for out-of-pocket caregiving expenses, such as personal care services, supplies, assistive devices, or home modifications. Total household income determines the specific percentage of monthly reimbursement.BeaverOffice on AgingBeaver County Office on Aging
    Beaver County Office on Aging, Community Health ChoicesCommunity Health Choices is a new initiative by the Department of Human Services that uses managed care organizations to coordinate physical health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older persons, persons with physical disabilities, and Pennsylvanians who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible). Services that may be available through Community Health Choices include: Adult Daily Living Services, Community Transition Services, Counseling Services, Environmental Modifications, Financial Management Services, Home Delivered Meals, Home Health Services, Non-Medical Transportation Services, Participant-Directed Goods and Services, Participant-Directed Community Supports, Personal Assistance Services, Personal Emergency Response System, Respite Services, Service Coordination, Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies, TeleCare.BeaverOffice on AgingBeaver County Office on Aging
    Berks County Area Agency on Aging - Information and AssistanceProvides information about programs, services and resources and benefits for older adults. Assistance is also available to complete forms or answer questions concerning PACE, Property Tax/Rent Rebates and Fuel Assistance Click here for the Berks County Aging Resource Guide Click here for information on Care at Home Click here for Senior Housing OptionsBerksBerks County Area Agency on AgingBerks County Area Agency on Aging
    Berks County LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on long-term supports and supports to help persons age 60 and over, persons with a disability, veterans, family members and care givers to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling and application assistance. Partner in Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesBerksBerks County LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Bradford-Sullivan-Susquehanna-Tioga LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesImproves access to supports and resources for long-term care through a network of local partners committed to expanding the use of community-based solutions, to promote decision making suggested by the consumer, and improving the quality of services regardless of age, physical or developmental disability or ability to pay. Through collaborations with the LINKS of Pennsylvania, the associated agencies are assisting people in a more effective and efficient way to navigate a complex system of federal, state and local services. Bradford-Sullivan-Susquehanna-Tioga LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    BrightStar Care of ErieProvides support for the elderly and children, including 24 hour skilled nursing and support in senior independent and assisted living communities. Additionally, provide medical staffing and in-home physical therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, companion and personal care for elders with Alzheimer's or Dementia. They also provide home childcare, sitter and nanny services for children and support for new mothers.ErieBrightStar Care of ErieBrightStar Care of Erie
    Butler Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older 0adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.ButlerPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Carbon County Area Agency on AgingArea Agencies on Aging provide local services, act as advocates, and generally assist older citizens to remain active in their communities. They operate under guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Services include: - Senior Centers and other activities - Legal Assistance - Benefit Counseling/Assistance with applications - Volunteer Opportunities - Ombudsman Services - Pre-admission Assessment - Transportation - Provides Caregiver Support Program - Provides daily hands-on care - Protective Services for older adults to investigate reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment and services to reduce risk for incapacitated persons. - Senior Farmer's Market Program distributes free vouchers for residents age 60 or older that meet income guidelines Core services offered after a clinical evaluation: - In-home services - In-home meals - Care/Case management - Consumer reimbursement - Adult Day Care - Personal Emergency Response System - Personal Care services Information and referral service provides information on the availability of services and programs for older adults. Services may be delivered directly, purchased from a community agency, or available through a cooperative agreement. CarbonCarbon County Area Agency on AgingCarbon County Area Agency on Aging
    Caregiver Action NetworkThe Caregiver Action Network is a family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.Caregiver Action NetworkCaregiver Action Network
    Catholic Charities - Older Adults ProgramServices include counseling, case management, information and referral to other services and adult day care (Orwigsburg only). Benefits Check-up is a benefits screening program to ensure that individuals are receiving all the assistance they are eligible for. Older adults may also participate in prime time clubs - social clubs for older adults based in parish churches. Individuals must be 55 and older. No fees. Gatekeepers Program, trains companies employees to anonymously report the cautionary signs of physical, emotional and mental risks that could affect seniors.LehighCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton County OfficesCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    Center in the Park - Center ServicesOffers an extensive life-long learning curriculum, a vibrant arts and humanities program, a rewarding intergenerational program and a wide array of trip opportunities and evidence-based health promotion and wellness programs, including an on-site fitness center. Center programs also offer diverse groups of people opportunities to connect and to better understand each other.PhiladelphiaCenter in the Park - Philadelphia; GermantownCenter in the Park
    Centre-Columbia-Montour-Lycoming-Clinton-Northumberland-Union-Snyder-Schuylkill LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesImproves access to supports and resources for long-term care through a network of local partners committed to expanding the use of community-based solutions, to promote decision making suggested by the consumer, and improving the quality of services regardless of age, physical or developmental disability or ability to pay. Through collaborations with the LINKS of Pennsylvania, the associated agencies are assisting people in a more effective and efficient way to navigate a complex system of federal, state and local services. Centre-Columbia-Montour-Lycoming-Clinton-Northumberland-Union-Snyder-Schuylkill LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Challenges, Options in Aging - Apprise ServicesGuides through Medicare health insurance, prescription coverage and long-term care insurance options. The aim is to assist in making informed decisions regarding health coverage. Learn about eligibility for other available benefits, get assistance with Medicare claim and billing questions and help completing necessary paperwork.LawrenceChallenges - Options in AgingCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
    Challenges: Options in Aging, Caregiver Support Program – Lawrence CountyAs the Area Agency on Aging, Challenges offers support to those providing assistance to individuals who assume primary responsibility for the care of functionally dependent older adults and adults with Alzheimer’s Disease or other chronic dementia.LawrenceChallenges - Options in AgingCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
    Challenges, Options in Aging - Lawrence CountyCatholic Charities county offices provide seniors and their families with information about community resources. For Lawrence County seniors, a full spectrum of services is available through our Challenges: Options in Aging program. Challenges: Options In Aging is Lawrence County's Area Agency on Aging. Challenges: Options in Aging program is operated by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, serving residents of Lawrence County since 1974. Challenges seeks to enhance independence and maintain the highest quality of life possible for older adults through its programs and services—community centers, in-home services, and supportive services. Challenges' centers offer a wide variety of educational, recreational and health-related activities to help support the independence of older adults who live in Lawrence County. While many of the activities are free, others require membership. There are two Challenges locations: New Castle Center Shenley Square 2706 Mercer Road New Castle, PA 16105 Ellwood City Center 1405 Woodside Avenue Ellwood City, PA 16117LawrenceChallenges - Options in AgingCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
    Chestnut Hill Health System - Senior CircleLocal Membership Benefits: - Dedicated Circle Advisor - A subscription to our bi-monthly chapter newsletter - Free calendar - Free monthly activities - Free exercise classes - Free educational lunch and learn program - Discounts at area shops - Day and overnight travel opportunities - Free Notary Public - Free copying and faxing of important papers - Holiday parties - The opportunity to participate on our Volunteer Committees - Complimentary private room upgrade during your hospital stay when staffing and availability permits National Membership Benefits: - Senior Circle National Web Site - Four issues of Senior Circle’s national publication - Toll-free member services line - National Travel Program - Pharmacy Discount Card - Prescription Mail Pharmacy Program - Emergency Response Discount with ADT - Long Term Care Insurance Discount - Choice Hotel Discounts - National Car Rental DiscountsPhiladelphiaChestnut Hill Hospital - Philadelphia; GermantownChestnut Hill Health System
    Christ the King ManorAssisted and independent living for Seniors.ClearfieldChrist the King ManorChrist the King Manor
    Coatesville Area Senior Adult Center - Daytime Social ClubDaytime Social Club Program provides a gently structured day for older adults who cannot be alone, or do not want to be alone during the day. Skilled care is not provided through the Day Program. Program participants should be largely independent and able to do things like take medication, use the bathroom and eat on their own.Chester*Main Site (Coatesville Area Senior Adult Center)Coatesville Area Senior Center
    Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) - Alliance for Community Respite CareProvides support and relief through access to respite care for caregivers and children and adults of all ages with special needs. Respite refers to short-term, temporary care. It is typically provided for people with special needs so caregivers, family members, foster parents, or friends can take a break from the daily routine of care giving.AlleghenyCommunity Living and Support Services (CLASS)Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
    Denver Information and ReferralInformation and referral for residents who have questions about what services and programs are available to seniors and how to access them.LancasterDenver Information and ReferralHorizons of Northern Lancaster County
    Eldercare LocatorProvides extensive list of information and referral services for seniors nationwide. Caller needs to provide name of county and city or zip code and brief description of problem or need, and Elder Care Locator will provide referrals. Callers can get information on: - Community agency referrals - Housing accessibility assistance - In-home services - Caregiver services - Medical transportation - Adult Day Care / Respite Care Centers - Long Term Care options - Social and volunteer opportunities - Legal resources - Elder abuse prevention - Health Care Counseling - Financial managementAlleghenyEldercare LocatorEldercare Locator
    Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA - Seizure Disorder and Epilepsy Support ServicesProvides information and referral, patient education, emergency medication, support groups and gatherings, community, school and workplace education, employment assistance, summer camp programs and scholarships for high school seniors.AlleghenyEpilepsy Association of Western and Central PAEpilepsy Association of Western and Central PA
    Extended Family CareProvides skilled and non-medical services in the home, including: personal care, companionship, respite, skilled and non-skilled services (RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, MSW), caregiver14AlleghenyExtended Family CareExtended Family Care
    Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Caregiver Alliance is a nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. They are a public voice for caregivers and illuminate the caregivers' daily challenges to better the lives of caregivers nationally, provide them the assistance they need and deserve, and champion their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Caregiver Alliance
    Fayette County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE ProgramAssists older adults in understanding their Medicare health insurance options.FayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Fayette County Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support ProgramProvides financial assistance to an unpaid caregiver who provides hands-on care for a person 60 years of age and overFayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Friends Home ServiceFriends Home is a non-profit independent & assisted living community located in Newtown Borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is located in a century-old stone home with surrounding apartments in a charming small town environment. Monthly Fees Include These Services: - One Midday Main Meal - Routine Housekeeping Services - Maintenance & Groundskeeping - Utilities Included - 24-Hour Staffing Other Services Available: - Additional Meals - Local Transportation - Guest Rooms50 South Congress StreetFriends Home
    Friends Village - Independent LivingFriends Village is an independent living community located in historic Newtown Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is comprised of one-story apartments in a small cluster community situated on 7.5 peaceful acres. Monthly Fees Include These Services: - One Midday Main Meal - Routine Housekeeping Services - Maintenance & Groundskeeping - Utilities Included - 24 Hour Staffing Other Services Available: - Additional Meals - Local Transportation - Guest RoomsBucksFriends Home and Village - Bucks; NewtownFriends Village
    Guardian Eldercare - Abington CrestSkilled nursing home.ErieGuardian Eldercare - Abington CrestGuardian Eldercare
    HIGHMARK Blue Cross Blue Shield PALSPALS, People Able to Lend Support, is a volunteer service credit program providing non-medical help to our members with Highmark Blue Shield medical coverage and Medicare. Carefully screened and trained PALS volunteers lend a hand with everyday activities, such as grocery shopping and simple household chores, even friendly phone calls and home visits. Volunteers give extra support to people, possibly even helping them to continue living independently in their own homes.AlleghenyHIGHMARK Blue Cross Blue ShieldHIGHMARK Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Home Instead Senior Care - ButlerEnables older adults to continue to live independently. Services include personal care services, homemaker assistance including meal preparation and laundry, transportation to medical appointments or shopping and companionship.BeaverHome Instead Senior CareHome Instead Senior Care
    Independent Council on Aging - Senior Art ShowICA volunteers organize the ICA Senior Art Show, which is held each Spring, featuring artwork created by professional and nonprofessional artists age 55 years and older from Northwestern PA.ErieIndependent Council on AgingIndependent Council on Aging
    Indiana Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information and referral to individuals and their families over the age of 60 and adults with disabilities age 18-59.IndianaPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Indiana Regional Medical Center - Brain Injury Support GroupSupports patients and families affected by brain injuries including strokes.IndianaBrain Injury Support GroupIndiana Regional Medical Center
    Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette Faith In ActionProviding volunteer companionship and assistance to help seniors remain living in their homes and communities, independent and healthy. Assistance may include transport to medical appointments, caregiver relief, friendly visiting, handyman services, yard work and snow shoveling.FayetteFaith In ActionInterfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette
    Lancaster County LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on long-term supports and supports to help persons age 60 and over, persons with a disability, veterans, family members and care givers to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling and application assistance. Partner in Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesLancasterLancaster County LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Lancaster County Office of AgingOffers a wide range of support services to older Lancaster County residents with the goal of allowing them to maintain their independence and self-sufficiency. Most services available to persons ages 60 and over, except for the 55+ Job Bank, Job Bank Workshop and Senior Community Services Employment Program which begins at age 55 and older. Domiciliary Care, long term Care Assessments and Caregiver Support Program available for persons 18 years and older. Services for 60 years and older: -Older Adult Daily Living Centers provided for persons with functional disabilities. Also provides daytime respite care to caregivers. Nursing services and mid-day meal are provided. Contracts with Landis Homes, Lancaster Generations, Masonic Homes, Moravian Center and Garden Spot Village to provide these services. -Home Delivered Meals - Work in cooperation with Meals on Wheels and other sources for homebound elderly persons -Emergency Fuel Assistance is provided as a last resort after a caseworker has assessed all other options. -Respite Care gives caregiver relief -Information & Referral assists persons to identify their needs, link them to appropriate services, and to share up-to-date information on issues affecting older persons. The Transportation Specialist, is also part of the I & R unit -Lawyer Referral Program for the Elderly: Clients are referred to participating attorneys who will offer advice on a broad range of legal issues. Initial 1/2 hour consultation is $5; Fees need to be discussed with the attorney for consultation over a half hour -Ombudsman Program investigates patient care concerns about nursing homes, personal care homes, and home health agencies -Protective Services: Intensive casework for persons who are abused, exploited, neglected, abandoned or who are unable to carry out activities of daily living due to mental or physical impairment, which is placing them at risk of imminent harm - Property Tax and Rent Rebate forms are available with assistance to complete them also available - Senior Centers offer noon meals and a variety of activities in the following county areas: Columbia, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Lititz, Millersville, Quarryville and Reinholds - Flu Shots are usually offered in the Fall at the Senior Centers - Transportation to medical appointments and senior centers using Red Rose Access for those who are eligible - offers Health and Wellness Programs to promote healthier lifestyles Programs for persons ages 18 and over: - Domiciliary Care offers protected community living arrangements for persons needing personal care and ongoing supervision. - Long Term Care Unit provides assessments to determine the most appropriate level of care for those needing financial aid for nursing, personal care, and domiciliary care homes. Intensive in-home services available for eligible persons who are at a nursing home level of care and have sufficient informal support. - Caregiver Support Program - Casework services and financial assistance with caregiving expenses for persons caring for individuals who are over 60 and are functionally dependent (requiring constant supervision) or between the ages of 18-59 with chronic dementia. Also offers assistance for grandparents who are the primary caregivers for grandchildren under the age of 18. The Office of Aging can provide the following lists via mail, email or on the website: - Beauticians who provide services in the client's home - Cleaning services - Non-medical companion services - Pharmacies who deliver - Lancaster County nursing homes - Lancaster County personal care homes - Grocers who will deliver - Respite care facilities - Senior Center list - Low income housing - Benefits for low income older adults - Continuing care retirement communities - Personal emergency response company list - Home health agencies - Caregiver resources: support groups, websites, hotlines - Low-cost medical and dental services Newsletter: Prime Time; Contact: Information and Referral Supervisor to be added to the mailing list Volunteer Opportunities include: - Providing socialization for older persons through regular visits and phone calls - Assist a senior with a household task on an ongoing basis - Volunteer as part of a group for a one-time project - Assist agency staff with a variety of tasks including filing, data entry and mailings - Become a volunteer in a specialized program such as APPRISE, Volunteer Ombudsman or Senior GamesLancasterLancaster County Office of AgingLancaster County Office of Aging
    Laurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc. - Faith in ActionAssists the elderly in maintaining their independence by providing companionship, assistance, transportation, errands and other quality of life services through a network of volunteers, two hours per week. WestmorelandFaith In ActionLaurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc. Faith in Action
    Lawrence Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.LawrencePennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging - Information and ReferralProvide information on meals on wheels, in-home services, adult daycare, senior housing, transportation, insurance counseling, PACE, tax/rent rebates, prime time health, senior centers, volunteer opportunities, protective services, nursing home transition, level of care assessments, referral to aging waiver, or any other issues of concern to senior citizens.LebanonLebanon County Area Agency on AgingLebanon County Area Agency on Aging
    Lebanon County LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, family members and caregivers to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: - information and referral - eligibility screening - options counseling and application assistance Partner in Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon LINK to Aging and Disability Resources.LancasterLebanon County LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    LECOM Senior Living Communities - LECOM Senior Living CenterSenior living center.ErieLECOM Senior Living Communities - LECOM Senior Living CenterLECOM Senior Living Communities
    LECOM Senior Living Communities - Parkside Senior Living - North EastIndependent living for seniors that focuses on preventative health and maintaining independence through life and additional support through our personal care program.ErieLECOM Senior Living Communities - Parkside Senior Living - North EastLECOM Senior Living Communities
    LECOM Senior Living Communities - Parkside Senior Living - WestminsterIndependent living for seniors that focuses on preventative health and maintaining independence through life and additional support through our personal care program.ErieLECOM Senior Living Communities - Parkside Senior Living - WestminsterLECOM Senior Living Communities
    LECOM Senior Living Communities - Regency at South ShoreIndependent living for seniors that focuses on preventative health and maintaining independence through life and additional support through our personal care program.ErieLECOM Senior Living Communities - Regency at South ShoreLECOM Senior Living Communities
    Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult ServicesCommitted to supporting and empowering the well being of adults of all ages, residing in Lehigh County. Information and assistance is provided to enable individuals to remain active, healthy, productive and independent in their community. Senior Services include: - Apprise - Adult day care - Aging waiver program - Assessment - Care Management - Caregiver Support Program - Cedarview Apartments - Health and Wellness - Homemaker/home support (18-59 years of age) - Home modification - Housing case management/housing assistance - Information and assistance - Neighborhood senior centers - Nursing Home Transition - PA LINK to Aging and Disability Resources (www.lehighnorthamptonlink.org) - Ombudsman program - Personal care - Protective services - Transportation Click here to find information on subsidized housing, home health care, personal care homes, nursing homes, retirement communities, etc.LehighLehigh County Office of Aging and Adult ServicesLehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services
    Lehigh-Northampton LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesLehigh-Northampton LINK partners work together to help seniors and adults with disabilities get connected to the closest agency or service to help them sustain their independence. 610-770-9781 Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living 610-782-3200 Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services 610-559-3270 Northampton County Area Agency on AgingLehighLehigh-Northampton LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    LIFE Armstrong CountyProvides support to help older adults be able to continue living at home. Based on an individuals need, LIFE can provide: comprehensive medical management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals; an on-call nurse and physician available ArmstrongLIFE Armstrong CountyLutheran SeniorLife
    LIFE Beaver CountyProvides support to help older adults be able to continue living at home. Based on an individual’s need, LIFE can provide: comprehensive medical management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals; an on-call nurse and physician available 24 hours a day; adult day services; personal care; home care; housekeeping and laundry; rehabilitation therapies; transportation to the LIFE center and medical appointments; medications and medication management; meals; medical equipment; and dentistry, optometry, and audiology.BeaverLIFE Beaver CountyLutheran SeniorLife
    LIFE Butler CountyLIFE, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, nursing home alternative, home health care, nursing care, medication management, aging, seniors, older adults, personal care, errands, homemaker, housekeeping, chores, medical appointments transportationButlerLIFE Butler CountyLutheran SeniorLife
    LIFE Lawrence CountyProvides support to help older adults be able to continue living at home. Based on an individual’s need, LIFE can provide: comprehensive medical management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals; an on-call nurse and physician available 24 hours a day; adult day services; personal care; home care; housekeeping and laundry; rehabilitation therapies; transportation to the LIFE center and medical appointments; medications and medication management; meals; medical equipment; and dentistry, optometry, and audiology.LawrenceLIFE Lawrence CountyLutheran SeniorLife
    LIFE-NWPA - ClarionProgram is designed and developed specifically to sustain independence among frail elderly by offering a coordinated alternative kind of service through a single organization. Services include: Complete long-term care coverage, Coordinated 24 hour advice and care, Support for family caregivers, Care designed specifically for a participant's individual needs, One provider to oversee a participant's care whether at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing facility. ClarionLIFE-NWPA - ClarionLIFE-NWPA
    LIFE-NWPA - CrawfordProgram is designed and developed specifically to sustain independence among frail elderly by offering a coordinated alternative kind of service through a single organization. Services include: Complete long-term care coverage, Coordinated 24 hour advice and care, Support for family caregivers, Care designed specifically for a participant's individual needs, One provider to oversee a participant's care whether at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing facility. CrawfordLIFE-NWPA - CrawfordLIFE-NWPA
    LIFE-NWPA - ErieProgram is designed and developed specifically to sustain independence among frail elderly by offering a coordinated alternative kind of service through a single organization. Services include: Complete long-term care coverage, Coordinated 24 hour advice and care, Support for family caregivers, Care designed specifically for a participant's individual needs, One provider to oversee a participant's care whether at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing facility.ErieLIFE-NWPA - ErieLIFE-NWPA
    LIFE-NWPA - MercerProgram is designed and developed specifically to sustain independence among frail elderly by offering a coordinated alternative kind of service through a single organization. Services include: Complete long-term care coverage, Coordinated 24 hour advice and care, Support for family caregivers, Care designed specifically for a participant's individual needs, One provider to oversee a participant's care whether at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing facility. MercerLIFE-NWPA - MercerLIFE-NWPA
    LifeSpan, Inc. Caregiver Relief ProgramThe Care Management Program provides in-home support to seniors who need assistance to remain at home.AlleghenyLifeSpan, Inc.LifeSpan, Inc.
    Lifesteps, Inc. - Alzheimer's Caregivers Support GroupAlzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is a social group for families as they attempt to handle the challenges presented them after a diagnosis. Provides opportunities for social events as well as education and information-sharing. Members are referred by the Visiting Nurses Association, local rehabilitation centers, local hospitals, and from other participants.ButlerAdult and Senior ServicesLifesteps
    LIFE-WarrenProgram is designed and developed specifically to sustain independence among frail elderly by offering a coordinated alternative kind of service through a single organization. Services include: Complete long-term care coverage, Coordinated 24 hour advice and care, Support for family caregivers, Care designed specifically for a participant's individual needs, One provider to oversee a participant's care whether at home, in a hospital, or in a nursing facility. WarrenLIFE-NWPA - WarrenLIFE-NWPA
    LifeWorks Erie - Healthy Steps for Older AdultsIt helps to answer questions related to how to stay active, make one's home safer, and how to manage medications that might interfere with balance or steadiness while ambulating.ErieLifeWorks ErieLifeWorks Erie
    LifeWorks Erie - Matter of BalanceAn eight week course; sessions are two hours per week. The program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels; goal setting; environment changes that will reduce fall risk; exercises to help increase strength and balance.ErieLifeWorks ErieLifeWorks Erie
    Long Term Living HelplineLong Term Living Helpline works with health and human services as an information and referral service for those who are of elderly or disabled status with general questions pertaining to medical and non-medical issues. Long Term Living Helpline provides service throughout the state of Pennsylvania.DauphinHelplinesPennsylvania Department of Human Services
    Luzerne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Carbon LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesImproves access to supports and resources for long-term care through a network of local partners committed to expanding the use of community-based solutions, to promote decision making suggested by the consumer, and improving the quality of services regardless of age, physical or developmental disability or ability to pay. Through collaborations with the LINKS of Pennsylvania, the associated agencies are assisting people in a more effective and efficient way to navigate a complex system of federal, state and local services. Luzerne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Carbon LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Martin Luther King Center - Main Office - Senior Citizen Services- Case Management Services for the elderly residents of the Alexander W. Thompson elderly Housing Complex - Senior Citizen Meetings - Guest Speaker series for topics concerning Senior Citizen Health and well-being - Fund raising activities conducted by senior citizens - Senior walking/exercise program three days a week - Low impact aerobic/weight lifting/exercise program for seniorsErieMartin Luther King Center - Main OfficeMartin Luther King Center
    Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - AppriseHelps individuals age 60 and older with all types of health insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private policies such as Long Term Care and Medicare Supplement Insurance.MercerMercer County Area Agency on AgingMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Mercer Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.MercerPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Monroe LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesImproves access to supports and resources for long-term care through a network of local partners committed to expanding the use of community-based solutions, to promote decision making suggested by the consumer, and improving the quality of services regardless of age, physical or developmental disability or ability to pay. Through collaborations with the LINKS of Pennsylvania, the associated agencies are assisting people in a more effective and efficient way to navigate a complex system of federal, state and local services. MonroeMonroe-Pike-Wayne LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    National Council on AgingIn collaboration with our community partners, the National Council on Aging(NCOA) works to improve the health or economic security of more than seniors across the nation.National Council on AgingNational Council on Aging
    National Volunteer Caregiving NetworkMaintains an online directory of Faith in Action and volunteer caregiving programs nationwide. Support interfaith volunteer caregiving programs and works to create new programs.National Volunteer Caregiving NetworkNational Volunteer Caregiving Network
    Northampton County Area Agency On AgingArea Agencies on Aging provide local services, act as advocates, and generally assist older citizens to remain active in their communities. They operate under guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Services include: - Advocacy - Support and representation, administratively and legislatively, for the needs of older adults as a group or individually. - APPRISE - assistance with health insurance benefit concerns, appeals, benefit applications. - Employment Services - subsidized employment for training purposes. Available to low income persons age 55 and older. - Information and Referral - answers to questions on the availability of services and programs for older adults. - Legal Services - provided in non-fee generating cases via a contract with North Penn Legal Services, Inc. - Nursing Home Transition - Information about availability of long term care in a variety of settings - in the home, or in assisted living, and planning/coordination in making a move to an alternate setting including arranging for necessary services, for current residents of nursing homes. - Ombudsman - receives, investigates and assists in resolving complaints about quality of long term care. Provides information on long term care issues. - Protective Services - activities, resources and supports to prevent or intervene in abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment cases. - Specialized Transportation - limited availability of rides to medical appointments and social service agencies. - Care Management - casework services for assessment and care planning, and authorization of the following: - Adult Day Care - caregiving in an organized setting for less than a 24 hour day. Excellent for caregiver respite. - Emergency Energy Assistance - bill payment or provision of fuel to avoid utility shut off or lack of fuel in crisis situations. - Caregiver Support Program - educational services and financial assistance to family care providers. - Home Delivered Meals - hot/cold meals delivered to maintain necessary nutrition. - Home Health Care - skilled nursing, therapy and aide services. - Nursing Home Respite Services - respite for overnight absences of caregivers. - Personal Care - in-home help with bathing and other personal hygiene, laundry, shopping and meal preparation. - Pre-Admission Assessment - level of care determination for those considering admission to a long term care facility. - Waiver Services - Medicaid-funded in-home services of the types listed above, and more, to maintain nursing-home eligible older adults in their homes. - Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program - provides food vouchers for residents 60 years old who meet income guidelines Information and referral service provides information on the availability of services and programs for older adults. Services may be delivered directly, purchased from a community agency, or available through a cooperative agreement. Emergency oil delivery may be available to County residents, 60 or older, who have submitted a LIHEAP application and have 1/8 of a tank of oil or less. Call 610-559-3270 for information. Satellite Office: 87 Bangor Junction Road, Bangor, PA 18013 800-446-0094 or 610-588-7200 Click here for Housing Resources for Older Adults Click here for Senior ServicesNorthamptonNorthampton County Area Agency On AgingNorthampton County Area Agency On Aging
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Bennetts Valley Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Bennetts Valley Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Driftwood Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.CameronOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Driftwood Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Eldred Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.McKeanOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Eldred Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Emporium Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.CameronOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Emporium Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Fox Township Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Fox Township Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Greater Bradford Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.McKeanOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Greater Bradford Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Johnsonburg Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers..ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Johnsonburg Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Jones Township Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Jones Township Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Kane Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.McKeanOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Kane Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - Aging WaiverThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) Waiver program is an alternative to nursing home placement. It provides in-home services that enable individuals to remain in their homes/communities. We aim to keep loved ones at home for as long as it is sate and reasonable to do so.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - APPRISEThe APPRISE Program provides free face-to-face or telephone assistance with understanding Medicare and Medicaid eligibility benefits, Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare HMOs and long-term care insurance. Trained volunteers and staff assist in filing appeals and grievances for denied services and quality of care in Medicare HMOs.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - Attendant CareThe Attendant Care Program provides in-home personal care services to help mentally alert, physically disabled persons who cannot perform daily living tasks by themselves to remain independent in their own homes.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - Domiciliary CareThe Domiciliary Care or "Dom Care" program provides a homelike living arrangement in the community. Dom Care providers open up their homes to individuals who need supervision, support and encouragement in a family-like setting.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - Enhanced Nursing Home TransitionA program designed to help people of all ages return to their home or back into the community if they are able and want to go home from a nursing home. This free transition service includes: •Information about free home delivered services that are available to help get you back into your own home or into community living. • Setting up in-home services to help with bathing/personal care, light housekeeping, medication management, and obtaining a personal emergency response system. • Helping arrange family, friends or others to play a role in your care, if you wish. This program helps you set up a plan to get back into the community if that is where you want to live. Home delivered meals are provided for homebound persons.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - Family Caregiver SupportThe program offers a free assessment, care management, benefits, financial and resource counseling, caregiving skills training and education, support and financial assistance with expenses in purchasing caregiving related services (including caregiver relief), supplies, durable goods, home modifications and assistive devices.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - Information and ReferralInformation & Referral Services consists of the provision of information about services and facilities to all older persons or their families requesting it. Service activities include: 1. A brief assessment (screening) of the inquirer's problem and situation to make a possible appropriate referral.2. Provision of relevant information and referral to community resources.3. Follow-up as appropriate. ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - National Family Caregiver Support-GrandparentingA service that helps older adults take care of children whose parents are unable.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - OmbudsmanServes as a mediator who seeks to resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, people who are residents of nursing homes, personal care homes and domiciliary care homes.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - OptionsProvides a free assessment administered by a care manager to assess a consumer's needs and appropriate care alternatives.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - Primetime HealthThe PrimeTime Health program focuses on health promotion and disease prevention activities for older Pennsylvanians. PrimeTime Health programs cover a wide range of topics that are important to people, as they get older. Programs are offered generally in senior centers and senior expos and include topics such as aging gracefully, staying fit, coping with arthritis, health screenings and much more.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main Office - Senior Center Volunteer TeamA volunteer program of Office of Human Services, Inc. that finds older volunteers to assist with specific duties within programs of the Office of Human Services, Inc. The Senior Volunteers assist in the Office of Human Services, Inc. programs such as senior centers, APPRISE insurance counseling, and the OMBUDSMAN program as needs arise.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Main OfficeOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Mount Jewett Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.McKeanOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Mount Jewett Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Port Allegany Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.McKeanOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Port Allegany Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Smethport Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.McKeanOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - Smethport Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Office of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - St. Marys Senior CenterOffer a place to go for nutritious meals, social activities, and a range of programs such as health screenings, health and consumer education, creative arts, exercise and other special events which are unique to individual centers.ElkOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging) - St. Marys Senior CenterOffice of Human Services (Area Agency on Aging)
    Pennsylvania Department of Aging - ARCH National Respite Network and Resource CenterThe ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs in the United States; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums. The ARCH National Respite Network includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community, the National Respite Coalition, a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels, and the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center which is funded by the Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging (AoA) in the US Department of Health and Human Services.DauphinPennsylvania Department of AgingPennsylvania Department of Aging
    Pennsylvania Department of Aging - Information and ReferralCoordinates and administers services and resources to help older adults and individuals with disabilities to make decisions and choices about their own care and enable them to be active in their communities. Most services are delivered through the county area agencies on aging.DauphinPennsylvania Department of AgingPennsylvania Department of Aging
    Philadelphia County Assistance Office - Long Term Living HelplineLong Term Living Helpline works with health and human services as an information and referral service for those who are of elderly or disabled status with general questions pertaining to medical and non-medical issues. Long Term Living Helpline provides service throughout the state of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia County Assistance Office - HeadquartersPennsylvania Department of Human Services, Philadelphia County Assistance Office
    Philadelphia Parks and Recreation - Older Adult/Senior ProgramsProvides programs include free health screening, help with transportation, entitlement needs, active and passive activities, full meals for fifty cents.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Parks and Recreation - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Parks and Recreation
    Pike LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesImproves access to supports and resources for long-term care through a network of local partners committed to expanding the use of community-based solutions, to promote decision making suggested by the consumer, and improving the quality of services regardless of age, physical or developmental disability or ability to pay. Through collaborations with the LINKS of Pennsylvania, the associated agencies are assisting people in a more effective and efficient way to navigate a complex system of federal, state and local services. PikeMonroe-Pike-Wayne LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Remote Older Adult Monitoring (ROAM) - Lackawanna County - United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne CountiesROAM is a voluntary program held weekly that offers individuals age 60 or older an opportunity to have their vital signs such as blood presssure, pulse, blood oxygen and weight monitored between visits with their physician at no cost. Trained telehealth technicians from area colleges and universities use non-invasive, FDA-approved medical devices to obtain and track senior’s vital signs. The readings are transmitted to a nurse who will contact the senior at the first sign of an alert. The following locations offer access to the ROAM program: Scott Township Municipal Building 1038 Montdale Road #101 Scott Township, PA 18447 570-319-1296 Mondays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm Carbondale South High Rise/Carbondale Housing Authority 60 South Main Street Carbondale, PA 18407 570-282-0280 Wednesdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm Old Forge Borough Building 310 South Main Street #2 Old Forge, PA 18518 570-457-8852 Thursdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm North Pocono Library 1315 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 570-842-4700 Fridays from 10:30am to 12:30pmLackawannaUnited Way of Lackawanna and Wayne CountiesUnited Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
    Remote Older Adult Monitoring (ROAM) - Wayne County - United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne CountiesROAM is a voluntary program held weekly that offers individuals age 60 or older an opportunity to have their vital signs such as blood presssure, pulse, blood oxygen and weight monitored between visits with their physician at no cost. Trained telehealth technicians from area colleges and universities use non-invasive, FDA-approved medical devices to obtain and track senior’s vital signs. The readings are transmitted to a nurse who will contact the senior at the first sign of an alert. The following locations offer access to the ROAM program: Honesdale Senior Center 323 10th Street Honesdale, PA 18431 570-253-4262 Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30am - 12:30pmLackawannaUnited Way of Lackawanna and Wayne CountiesUnited Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
    Saint John XXIII HomeProivdes assisted living for seniorsMercerSaint John XXIII HomeSaint John XXIII Home
    Schuylkill County Area Agency on AgingProvides support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include Care Management, Assessment, Protective Services, Information and Assistance, Apprise (Insurance Counseling), Health and Wellness Programs, adult day services, in home meals, personal emergency response system, personal care, transportation, and caregiver support. The agency also has 5 Senior Centers throughout the County in which participants can enjoy a Congregate Meal and Programming.SchuylkillSchuylkill County Area Agency on AgingSchuylkill County Area Agency on Aging
    Schuylkill County Office of Senior ServicesOffers a wide range of support services to Schuylkill County residents 60 years of age or older with the goal of allowing them to maintain their independence and self-sufficiency. Aging services include: information and referral, care management, caregiver support, pre-admission assessment, placement services, protective services, outreach, senior center services at five sites, transportation, home delivered meals, adult day care, legal services, ombudsmen, employment, home care services, health insurance information and assistance, volunteer services.SchuylkillSchuylkill County Office of Senior ServicesSchuylkill County Office of Senior Services
    Senior Advocate: Patricia HarrimanCoordination of personal needs for seniors and their families. Services provided include payment of bills and monitoring of monthly expenditures, coordinating personal care givers, legal services, etcWarrenSenior Advocate: Patricia HarrimanSenior Advocate: Patricia Harriman
    Senior Care of Delaware ValleySenior Care Centers of America provide an alternative to in-home care and assisted living facilities, while providing our guests with health care, as well as the opportunity to grow mentally and socially. Our center provides exciting recreational activities, nutritious meals, and professional health care programs. Our center can arrange or provide for the following: - Transportation to and from our center - A professionally licensed on-staff nurse - Healthcare programs in Podiatry, Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy - Beauty salon services - Recreational activities such as crafts, games, puzzles, music, exercise programs, and daytrips - And nutritious meals provided on a daily basis. We will cater to any special dietary needs Our center abides by building and fires codes, and all other state guidelines. We are also secured with coded entry pads to ensure maximum security. No one can enter or exit without the help of our staff. Physicians, friends, and family caregivers can rest assured that their patient or loved one is receiving excellent care at Senior Care Centers of America. Seven Neshaminy Interplex Trevose PASenior Care Centers of America
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Aging Waiver Program - FayetteThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging provides the Aging Waiver Program to Pennsylvanians over the age of 60 to enable them to continue to live in their homes and communities with support and services.FayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Support Program - Fayette, Greene and WashingtonThe Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide assistance to an unpaid caregiver who provides hands-on care for a person 60 years of age and older. The caregiver and care recipient may reside in the same household or in different homes, but the care recipient must reside in Fayette, Greene, or Washington County. Based on the financial situation of the family household, the caregiver is eligible to receive financial assistance for the following services: Respite Care Services (within and outside the home); Domestic Services; Counseling Services; Purchase of caregiver supplies not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other third party payors; Adapting the home to ease the burden and stress of caregiving. WashingtonSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Community HealthChoices Waiver ProgramProvides the Aging Waiver Program to Pennsylvanians over the age of 60 to enable them to continue to live in their homes and communities with support and services. Services that may be available through the Aging Waiver Program include: Adult Daily Living Services, Community Transition Services, Counseling Services, Environmental Modifications, Financial Management Services, Home Delivered Meals, Home Health Services, Non-Medical Transportation Services, Participant-Directed Goods and Services, Participant-Directed Community Supports, Personal Assistance Services, Personal Emergency Response System, Respite Services, Service Coordination, Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies, TeleCareGreeneSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Community HealthChoices Waiver ProgramThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging provides the Aging Waiver Program to Pennsylvanians over the age of 60 to enable them to continue to live in their homes and communities with support and services. Services that may be available through the Aging Waiver Program include: Adult Daily Living Services, Community Transition Services, Counseling Services, Environmental Modifications, Financial Management Services, Home Delivered Meals, Home Health Services, Non-Medical Transportation Services, Participant-Directed Goods and Services, Participant-Directed Community Supports, Personal Assistance Services, Personal Emergency Response System, Respite Services, Service Coordination, Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies, TeleCare. WashingtonSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program - GreeneProvides assistance to an unpaid caregiver who provides hands-on care for a person 60 years of age and older. The caregiver and care recipient may reside in the same household or in different homes, but the care recipient must reside in Fayette, Greene, or Washington County. Based on the financial situation of the family household, the caregiver is eligible to receive financial assistance for the following services: Respite Care Services (within and outside the home); Domestic Services; Counseling Services; Purchase of caregiver supplies not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other third party payors; Adapting the home to ease the burden and stress of caregiving.GreeneSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - FayetteProvides opportunities and services to older adults(ages 60 and older, unless otherwise noted) to promote their best possible well-being.FayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - GreeneProvides opportunities and services to older adults(ages 60 and older, unless otherwise noted) to promote their best possible well-being.GreeneSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - WashingtonProvides opportunities and services to older adults(ages 60 and older, unless otherwise noted) to promote their best possible well-being.WashingtonSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    St. Clair Hospital - Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Support GroupFamily and Friends of persons affected by Alzheimer's. Support groups generally meet the first Tuesday of each month. Please call in advance for information.AlleghenySt. Clair HospitalSt. Clair Hospital
    Supportive Older Woman's Network (SOWN) - Community-Based Support GroupsServices include: Crisis intervention Support groups Individual counseling Information and referral Parenting education Philly Families Eat Smart health and fitness program (click here to learn more) Opportunity to mentor other grandparent caregivers AdvocacyPhiladelphiaSupportive Older Woman's Network (SOWN) - Philadelphia; ManayunkSupportive Older Women's Network (SOWN)
    Supportive Older Woman's Network (SOWN) - Community-Based Support Groups - GrandFamily Resource CenterServices include: Crisis intervention Support groups Individual counseling Information and referral Parenting education Philly Families Eat Smart health and fitness program (click here to learn more) Opportunity to mentor other grandparent caregivers AdvocacyPhiladelphiaSupportive Older Women's Network (SOWN) - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaSupportive Older Women's Network (SOWN)
    Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS) - United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne CountiesProgram uses non-invasive, FDA-approved medical devices to assess the health of seniors. Trained student technicians from the University of Scranton measure the seniors’ blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, pulse and weight at least twice weekly. The readings are transmitted to a nurse who reviews them remotely and will contact the senior directly at the first sign of concern. Locations for this service are: Abington Senior Center 1151 Winola Road Clarks Summit 570-586-8996 Wednesdays & Fridays: 10:00am - 12:00pm Jewish Community Center of Scranton 601 Jefferson Avenue Scranton 570-346-6595 Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00am - 12:00pm United Neighborhood Centers’ (UNC) Carbondale Active Adult Community Center 66 N. Church Street Carbondale 570-282-6167 Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:30am - 12:30pm United Neighborhood Centers' (UNC) Mid Valley Active Adult Community Center 310 Church Street Jessup 570-489-4415 Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:30am - 12:30pm United Neighborhood Centers' (UNC) South Side Active Adult Community Center 425 Alder Street Scranton 570-346-2487 Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10:30am - 12:30pm United Neighborhood Centers' (UNC) West Side Active Adult Community Center 1004 Jackson Street Scranton 570-961-1592 x102 Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:30am - 12:30pmLackawannaUnited Way of Lackawanna and Wayne CountiesUnited Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
    Titusville Area Senior Citizens Corporation - Titusville Senior Center - Healthy Steps in MotionFREE exercise class that focuses on increasing flexibility and balanceCrawfordTitusville Area Senior Citizens Corporation - Titusville Senior CenterTitusville Area Senior Citizens Corporation
    Twilight Wish Foundation - ErieProvides assistance for seniors through wish granting celebrations that connect generations.ErieTwilight Wish Foundation - ErieTwilight Wish Foundation
    Twilight Wish Foundation - Individual Wish FulfillmentsGrants wishes to seniors 65 and older, who earn less than 200% of poverty level and cannot make their own wishes come true.BucksTwilight Wish Foundation - Bucks; DoylestownTwilight Wish Foundation
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support LineToll-free support line for those who provide care for veterans living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging. The support line provides information on VA caregiver support resources and "warm" referral to caregiver support coordinators located in all VA medical centers. The support line is also available to respond to inquiries about the caregiver benefits associated with the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Ursuline Support Services - Stroke Survivor ConnectionEngages in physical and mental activities and counseling to support patients and their families recuperating from stroke.AlleghenyUrsuline Support ServicesUrsuline Support Services
    Village at Luther SquareA rehabilitation center committed to transitioning a resident back home as quickly and safely as possible through various transition methods.ErieVillage at Luther SquareVillage at Luther Square
    Visiting Nurses Association of Venango CountyProvides home health care and hospice services.VenangoVisiting Nurses Association of Venango CountyVisiting Nurses Association of Venango County
    Washington County Faith in ActionProvides supportive services and outreach to meet the needs of the elderly and adults with disabilities. Services include transportation to medical appointments, errands and shopping assistance, supportive visiting and telephone reassurance, light housekeeping and meal preparation, minor household maintenance, caregiver relief, and reading or helping to write out checks to pay bills.WashingtonWashington County Faith in ActionTransitional Paths for Independent Living
    Wayne LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesImproves access to supports and resources for long-term care through a network of local partners committed to expanding the use of community-based solutions, to promote decision making suggested by the consumer, and improving the quality of services regardless of age, physical or developmental disability or ability to pay. Through collaborations with the LINKS of Pennsylvania, the associated agencies are assisting people in a more effective and efficient way to navigate a complex system of federal, state and local services. WayneMonroe-Pike-Wayne LINK to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE ServicesFree health insurance counseling to assist those who are medicare eligible to better understand health insurance and options.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging APRISE ProgramWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    Westmoreland Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.WestmorelandWestmoreland Link to Aging & Disability ResourcesWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    YMCA of Greater Erie - Downtown Branch - Main OfficeThe corporate offices of the YMCA of Greater Erie are located within the Downtown YMCA. This office centralizes administration for the organization.ErieYMCA of Greater Erie - Downtown BranchYMCA of Greater Erie

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