|AARP - National Office||A 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
|AMAC Programs and Services||Today, 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.
National Home & Auto Insurance Discounts
National Travel Discounts for Lodging & Rental Cars
Group Health & Life Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance||The Association of Mature American Citizens, (AMAC) - NY||Association of Mature American Citizens, The (AMAC)|
|Bucks County Area Agency on Aging - CENTRAL INTAKE||Provide information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for them.||Bucks||Bucks County Area Agency on Aging - Bucks; Doylestown||Bucks County Area Agency on Aging|
|Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly - CARIE LINE||CARIE LINE services include advocacy and one on one counseling services regarding elder concerns. CARIE LINE Advocates provide education about services for seniors, make referrals to community resources, problem solving assistance and help in accessing complicated programs. Advocates first empower callers to address concerns on their own and, if they are unable to navigate the service system on their own, will provide direct advocacy as well as special assistance to victims of crime and elder abuse.||Philadelphia||Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly - Philadelphia; Center City||Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly|
|Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly - Philadelphia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program||CARIE’s Ombudsman Program serves long-term care residents in nursing homes, personal care homes, domiciliary care homes and adult day care centers located in Center City, South Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia. The Long Term Care Ombudsman advocates on behalf of consumers for enhanced quality of life and care relating to personal care and nursing care, environment, food and activities; educates consumers about their rights pertaining to admissions, transfer and discharge, personal funds, physician services, nursing and personal care; answers questions about long term care services and programs such as Medical Assistance and Medicare benefits; and protects the identity of complainants upon request and respect confidentiality.
||Philadelphia||Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly - Philadelphia; Center City||Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly|
|Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly - Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)||This statewide program raises awareness of healthcare fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid programs. About 75 retired professional volunteers, recruited and trained by CARIE, educate their peers about healthcare fraud, how to report it, and how to self-advocate in a complex healthcare system. Staff take calls from those suspecting fraud and assist in making complaints with the proper agency and/or help resolve problems.||Philadelphia||Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly - Philadelphia; Center City||Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly|
|Chester County Department of Aging Services - CENTRAL INTAKE||Provides free information and referral services, and benefits counseling to older persons in Chester County.||Chester||Chester County Department of Aging Services - Chester; West Chester||Chester County Department of Aging Services|
|Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging - CENTRAL INTAKE||Helps older county residents access the resources they need.
Click here to complete application online.||Delaware||Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging - Delaware; Crum Lynne||Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging|
|Elder Abuse Hotline - Older Adult Protective Services||Older Adult Protective Services provide home and community based protection, advocacy, information and assistance to people aged 60 and over and their families, so they can have choices about how they want to live, with dignity and respect, lead independent and active lives, and be free from abuse and neglect.||Chester||Elder Abuse Hotline - Chester; West Chester||Elder Abuse Hotline|
|Eldercare Locator||Provides 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 management||Allegheny||Eldercare Locator||Eldercare Locator|
|Lancaster County Office of Aging||Offers 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 Games||Lancaster||Lancaster County Office of Aging||Lancaster County Office of Aging|
|Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Central Intake||Helps county seniors to access the supports they need.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Office of Senior Services|
|National Association of Area Agencies on Aging||The leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs.
||National Association of Area Agencies on Aging||National Association of Area Agencies on Aging|
|National Hispanic Council on Aging||Advocating on behalf of Hispanic older adults||National Hispanic Council on Aging||National Hispanic Council on Aging|
|Perry County Area Agency on Aging - Ombudsman||Investigates complaints from nursing homes and residents that they are being denied their rights.||Perry||Perry County Area Agency on Aging||Perry County Office of Aging|
|Philadelphia Corporation for Aging - Senior Services - CENTRAL INTAKE||Helps Philadelphia seniors access range of services available to them.||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging - Philadelphia; North Philadelphia||Philadelphia Corporation for Aging|
|Philadelphia Senior Center - In-Home Support Services||The mission of the In-Home Support Program is to provide early intervention and prevention. Some services that are offered to eligible homebound seniors (to be determined by a comprehensive assessment), are advocacy, home delivered meals, homemaker service (temporary) house cleaning, laundry assistance, minor home repairs, senior companions, adaptive equipment and transportation.||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Senior Center - Philadelphia; South Philadelphia||Philadelphia Senior Center|
|Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services||Offers 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.||Schuylkill||Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services||Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services|
|Senior Services-Serving Seniors||A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and care of nursing home, personal care home and isolated older adults in the community through Community transportation services, Volunteer Visitation services, ombudsman/advocacy and guardianship services.||Lackawanna||Serving Seniors, Inc||Serving Seniors, Inc|