Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Pennsylvania Department of Aging The Pennsylvania Department of Aging oversees and administers aging services and advocates on behalf of Pennsylvania’s more than three million residents age 60 and over.

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Learn how to manage your diabetes and weight with a nutrition and lifestyle assessment through Original Medicare Prevent...
07/08/2021

Learn how to manage your diabetes and weight with a nutrition and lifestyle assessment through Original Medicare Preventive Services.

Find a PA MEDI Counselor: www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counseling or call 1-800-783-7067.

Learn how to manage your diabetes and weight with a nutrition and lifestyle assessment through Original Medicare Preventive Services.

Find a PA MEDI Counselor: www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counseling or call 1-800-783-7067.

Eligible seniors can receive vouchers valued at $24 for individuals or $48 for couples through their local AAA.  Find yo...
07/08/2021

Eligible seniors can receive vouchers valued at $24 for individuals or $48 for couples through their local AAA.
Find your local Area Agency on Aging: www.aging.pa.gov/AAA.
🍑 More Info: https://bit.ly/3z3hvp2

Eligible seniors can receive vouchers valued at $24 for individuals or $48 for couples through their local AAA.
Find your local Area Agency on Aging: www.aging.pa.gov/AAA.
🍑 More Info: https://bit.ly/3z3hvp2

What’s in a name? Everything! This program gives PA’ians just what the name says: Medicare Education and Decision Insigh...
07/07/2021

What’s in a name? Everything!

This program gives PA’ians just what the name says: Medicare Education and Decision Insight! Offering the help you need to make sense of Medicare.

And with a name like that we need a nickname. Introducing PA MEDI – same great program, brand new name.

📞 PA MEDI Hotline: 1-800-783-7067
💻 www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counseling
Read more: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/aging_details.aspx?newsid=313

What’s in a name? Everything!

This program gives PA’ians just what the name says: Medicare Education and Decision Insight! Offering the help you need to make sense of Medicare.

And with a name like that we need a nickname. Introducing PA MEDI – same great program, brand new name.

📞 PA MEDI Hotline: 1-800-783-7067
💻 www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counseling
Read more: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/aging_details.aspx?newsid=313

The latest issue of Inside Aging – The Official Newsletter of the PA Department of Aging – is hitting inboxes now.  ➡️ R...
07/07/2021

The latest issue of Inside Aging – The Official Newsletter of the PA Department of Aging – is hitting inboxes now.

➡️ Read the July Issue: https://mailchi.mp/pa/inside-aging-july2021

💻Sign up to receive future issues via email: https://bit.ly/2KYUr6J

The latest issue of Inside Aging – The Official Newsletter of the PA Department of Aging – is hitting inboxes now.

➡️ Read the July Issue: https://mailchi.mp/pa/inside-aging-july2021

💻Sign up to receive future issues via email: https://bit.ly/2KYUr6J

💧Stay safe in the summer heat by staying hydrated.💧Drink water and avoid caffeine, a diuretic - headache, confusion, diz...
07/06/2021

💧Stay safe in the summer heat by staying hydrated.💧
Drink water and avoid caffeine, a diuretic - headache, confusion, dizziness, or nausea could be a sign of a heat-related illness.
Learn more: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/hot-weather-safety-older-adults

💧Stay safe in the summer heat by staying hydrated.💧
Drink water and avoid caffeine, a diuretic - headache, confusion, dizziness, or nausea could be a sign of a heat-related illness.
Learn more: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/hot-weather-safety-older-adults

07/04/2021

On this day in 1776, our nation was founded right here in Pennsylvania.

Happy Fourth of July, PA! 🇺🇸

Many preventive services have no coinsurance or deductible under Original Medicare. Get help to understand your Preventi...
07/02/2021

Many preventive services have no coinsurance or deductible under Original Medicare. Get help to understand your Preventive Services: nutrition, shots, yearly exams & more.

Learn about your Medicare benefits with help from a trained counselor: www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counselingor call 1-800-783-7067.

Many preventive services have no coinsurance or deductible under Original Medicare. Get help to understand your Preventive Services: nutrition, shots, yearly exams & more.

Learn about your Medicare benefits with help from a trained counselor: www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counselingor call 1-800-783-7067.

While COVID-19 has decreased our social activities in recent months, many people are now feeling ready to safely reenter...
07/01/2021

While COVID-19 has decreased our social activities in recent months, many people are now feeling ready to safely reenter or increase their social circle. July is Social Wellness Month – connecting with others, taking care of yourself, bonding with your family and building healthy relationships all contribute to a socially-well individual. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a Social Wellness Toolkit which offers strategies to improve your social health.
Learn more: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/social-wellness-toolkit

While COVID-19 has decreased our social activities in recent months, many people are now feeling ready to safely reenter or increase their social circle. July is Social Wellness Month – connecting with others, taking care of yourself, bonding with your family and building healthy relationships all contribute to a socially-well individual. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a Social Wellness Toolkit which offers strategies to improve your social health.
Learn more: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/social-wellness-toolkit

Not everyone’s on a Smartphone; many older adults still rely on mail delivery for benefits, medications, to pay their bi...
06/30/2021

Not everyone’s on a Smartphone; many older adults still rely on mail delivery for benefits, medications, to pay their bills, and now even to vote. PA Council on Aging member Estella Hyde joined PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Erie today to discuss his plan to protect senior and rural Pennsylvanians from First-class postal delivery slowdowns.

Thank you Estella for representing PCoA and PDA’s support for quality essential services for older adults!
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#COVID19 Vaccine Update: According to the CDC, you can now get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including flu and ...
06/30/2021

#COVID19 Vaccine Update: According to the CDC, you can now get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including flu and shingles, at the same time. You no longer need to wait 14 days between vaccines.
#paunitesagainstcovid

According to the CDC, you can now get a #COVID19 vaccine and other vaccines, including flu and shingles, at the same time. You no longer need to wait 14 days between vaccines.

Although some people living with dementia may struggle with communication, there are some things we can do to help. 👂Lis...
06/29/2021

Although some people living with dementia may struggle with communication, there are some things we can do to help.
👂Listen
🔇Reduce distractions
🗣Speak at a slower pace
👍Think about your body language
📝Use aids (visual clues or written words)
Learn more ways you can show your support by visiting dementiafriendspa.org.

Although some people living with dementia may struggle with communication, there are some things we can do to help.
👂Listen
🔇Reduce distractions
🗣Speak at a slower pace
👍Think about your body language
📝Use aids (visual clues or written words)
Learn more ways you can show your support by visiting dementiafriendspa.org.

Topic: What COVID-19 Exposed: Changes Going Forward; presented by Dr. Alice Bonner, director of Strategic Partnerships f...
06/28/2021

Topic: What COVID-19 Exposed: Changes Going Forward; presented by Dr. Alice Bonner, director of Strategic Partnerships for the CAPABLE Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Senior Advisor for Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; and Dr. Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York.
🕑Next meeting - Tues., June 29, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
💻To attend: Email [email protected]
👉Subject: Virtual Family Council👈

Topic: What COVID-19 Exposed: Changes Going Forward; presented by Dr. Alice Bonner, director of Strategic Partnerships for the CAPABLE Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Senior Advisor for Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; and Dr. Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York.
🕑Next meeting - Tues., June 29, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
💻To attend: Email [email protected]
👉Subject: Virtual Family Council👈

Join AARP Pennsylvania and the SeniorLAW Center for a special one hour program, via ZOOM, about life planning documents ...
06/28/2021

Join AARP Pennsylvania and the SeniorLAW Center for a special one hour program, via ZOOM, about life planning documents for the LGBTQ community.
📌 Wednesday, June 30 | 1 – 2 p.m.
➡ Learn more and register online at
aarp.cvent.com/palgbtqlifeplanningdocuments

Join AARP Pennsylvania and the SeniorLAW Center for a special one hour program, via ZOOM, about life planning documents for the LGBTQ community.
📌 Wednesday, June 30 | 1 – 2 p.m.
➡ Learn more and register online at
aarp.cvent.com/palgbtqlifeplanningdocuments

Take care of YOU by keeping up with shots and vaccines. Original Medicare provides many of them at no cost to you throug...
06/24/2021

Take care of YOU by keeping up with shots and vaccines. Original Medicare provides many of them at no cost to you through preventive care.

Learn more about Medicare Preventive Services from a trained benefits counselor: www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counseling or call 1-800-783-7067.

Take care of YOU by keeping up with shots and vaccines. Original Medicare provides many of them at no cost to you through preventive care.

Learn more about Medicare Preventive Services from a trained benefits counselor: www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counseling or call 1-800-783-7067.

Aging Secretary Robert Torres joined a group of older PA'ians at Crispus Attucks York Active Living Center, to hear firs...
06/23/2021

Aging Secretary Robert Torres joined a group of older PA'ians at Crispus Attucks York Active Living Center, to hear first-hand feedback on PA's food assistance programs.

"This session gave us a valuable opportunity to hear and learn directly from seniors on their experiences with Pennsylvania’s nutritional programs. It also enabled us to assess how we can better meet the needs of seniors by increasing access to and improving services of these nutritional programs,” said Secretary Torres.

🍒Food Security Resources🥦https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Food_Security/Pages/Resources.aspx
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Pennsylvania Commission for Women York County Food Bank Hunger-Free Pennsylvania

Help stretch food dollars and add nutritious foods to your diet through the #SeniorFoodBox Program. Help a senior you kn...
06/22/2021

Help stretch food dollars and add nutritious foods to your diet through the #SeniorFoodBox Program. Help a senior you know get enrolled. #GoodFoodForAll
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3xATi8x

Help stretch food dollars and add nutritious foods to your diet through the #SeniorFoodBox Program. Help a senior you know get enrolled. #GoodFoodForAll
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3xATi8x

Keep alert for scams involving the benefits you’ve earned through your military service! Veterans and their beneficiarie...
06/21/2021

Keep alert for scams involving the benefits you’ve earned through your military service! Veterans and their beneficiaries should NEVER pay:
⭕️ For forms or to submit applications
⭕️ For a promise of eligibility for a pension
⭕️ To restructure assets in order to “qualify” for benefits
⭕️ To receive a lump sum payment on a pension
Free and safe assistance is available to help you learn about and apply for veteran benefits.
➡ Contact an accredited Veteran Services Officer (VSO) today! Find one near you at www.dmva.pa.gov/vetconnect.

Keep alert for scams involving the benefits you’ve earned through your military service! Veterans and their beneficiaries should NEVER pay:
⭕️ For forms or to submit applications
⭕️ For a promise of eligibility for a pension
⭕️ To restructure assets in order to “qualify” for benefits
⭕️ To receive a lump sum payment on a pension
Free and safe assistance is available to help you learn about and apply for veteran benefits.
➡ Contact an accredited Veteran Services Officer (VSO) today! Find one near you at www.dmva.pa.gov/vetconnect.

There’s a difference between age-related changes and signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Learn the early warning s...
06/20/2021

There’s a difference between age-related changes and signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Learn the early warning signs: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/10_signs
💜 If you or a loved one is experiencing one or more symptoms, reach out to a health professional for help.

There’s a difference between age-related changes and signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Learn the early warning signs: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/10_signs
💜 If you or a loved one is experiencing one or more symptoms, reach out to a health professional for help.

06/19/2021

It's Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Pennsylvania.

Juneteenth marks the day news of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the nation’s last remaining enslaved people in 1865.

Today is a recognition and celebration of liberty.

It's not too late to register for the “Welcome to Medicare” event on June 23. This is a free, online event offering trus...
06/18/2021

It's not too late to register for the “Welcome to Medicare” event on June 23. This is a free, online event offering trusted, unbiased education on Medicare eligibility, enrollment, costs and coverage options. Register >> https://www.shiptacenter.org/about-medicare/news

It's not too late to register for the “Welcome to Medicare” event on June 23. This is a free, online event offering trusted, unbiased education on Medicare eligibility, enrollment, costs and coverage options. Register >> https://www.shiptacenter.org/about-medicare/news

Keep healthy and protect yourself with early detection. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, contact your plan and ask...
06/17/2021

Keep healthy and protect yourself with early detection. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, contact your plan and ask about any out-of-pocket costs that may apply.

Medicare Preventive Services include: Nutrition Therapy, Yearly “Wellness” Exams, Shots/Vaccines, Screenings and Counseling. Connect with a Medicare Benefits Counselor today: www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counseling or call 1-800-783-7067.

Keep healthy and protect yourself with early detection. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, contact your plan and ask about any out-of-pocket costs that may apply.

Medicare Preventive Services include: Nutrition Therapy, Yearly “Wellness” Exams, Shots/Vaccines, Screenings and Counseling. Connect with a Medicare Benefits Counselor today: www.aging.pa.gov/medicare-counseling or call 1-800-783-7067.

“The FE Task Force’s recommendations cover a wide spectrum and offer great opportunities for ongoing collaboration to im...
06/16/2021

“The FE Task Force’s recommendations cover a wide spectrum and offer great opportunities for ongoing collaboration to implement them. They are designed to offer practical solutions to raise awareness of financial exploitation and to improve how we work together to protect older adults from becoming victims.” Secretary of Aging Robert Torres said.

The recommendations provide a multi-disciplinary approach to help prevent financial exploitation of older adults and to effectively respond to reported incidents. The report was released yesterday and can be viewed on the PDA website: https://bit.ly/3qbIZ7X

“The FE Task Force’s recommendations cover a wide spectrum and offer great opportunities for ongoing collaboration to implement them. They are designed to offer practical solutions to raise awareness of financial exploitation and to improve how we work together to protect older adults from becoming victims.” Secretary of Aging Robert Torres said.

The recommendations provide a multi-disciplinary approach to help prevent financial exploitation of older adults and to effectively respond to reported incidents. The report was released yesterday and can be viewed on the PDA website: https://bit.ly/3qbIZ7X

🌎Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.🌎Abuse reports can be made, anonymously, on the behalf on an older adult wheth...
06/15/2021

🌎Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.🌎

Abuse reports can be made, anonymously, on the behalf on an older adult whether they live in their home or in a care facility.
To report elder abuse call the 24 hour hotline 1-800-490-8505.

Learn how to can get involved and take action to help protect older adults from abuse and neglect: https://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/take-action/

🌎Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.🌎

Abuse reports can be made, anonymously, on the behalf on an older adult whether they live in their home or in a care facility.
To report elder abuse call the 24 hour hotline 1-800-490-8505.

Learn how to can get involved and take action to help protect older adults from abuse and neglect: https://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home/take-action/

Director of PDA’s Protective Services Office Denise Getgen will give a presentation on protective services and how the o...
06/14/2021

Director of PDA’s Protective Services Office Denise Getgen will give a presentation on protective services and how the office can help residents in facilities, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

🕑 Next meeting - Tues., June 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
💻 To attend: Email [email protected]
👉Subject: Virtual Family Council👈

Director of PDA’s Protective Services Office Denise Getgen will give a presentation on protective services and how the office can help residents in facilities, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

🕑 Next meeting - Tues., June 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
💻 To attend: Email [email protected]
👉Subject: Virtual Family Council👈

🚨 A reminder to all Pennsylvanians to stay vigilant against pension scams that target veterans. Never pay to apply for b...
06/11/2021

🚨 A reminder to all Pennsylvanians to stay vigilant against pension scams that target veterans. Never pay to apply for benefits.
Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2RPITWP

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

🚨 A reminder to all Pennsylvanians to stay vigilant against pension scams that target veterans. Never pay to apply for benefits.
Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2RPITWP

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

🍒Open for business! 🌽This program provides low-income older adults with fresh, nutritious fruit and vegetables locally g...
06/11/2021

🍒Open for business! 🌽

This program provides low-income older adults with fresh, nutritious fruit and vegetables locally grown by approved Pennsylvania farmers. Eligible seniors can receive vouchers valued at $24 for individuals or $48 for couples through their local AAA.

More Info: https://bit.ly/3z3hvp2 or contact your local AAA. www.aging.pa.gov/AAA

🍒Open for business! 🌽

This program provides low-income older adults with fresh, nutritious fruit and vegetables locally grown by approved Pennsylvania farmers. Eligible seniors can receive vouchers valued at $24 for individuals or $48 for couples through their local AAA.

More Info: https://bit.ly/3z3hvp2 or contact your local AAA. www.aging.pa.gov/AAA

📌 Two-part virtual town hall discussion on recognizing and preventing elder abuse & financial exploitation. Sign up now ...
06/10/2021

📌 Two-part virtual town hall discussion on recognizing and preventing elder abuse & financial exploitation. Sign up now to attend one or both of the sessions on June 16 & June 23: http://bitly.ws/e8ET

UPCOMING: Together with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Pa. Office of Attorney General, SeniorLAW Center, and PA Banking and Securities, the Pa. Supreme Court's Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts will hold a two-part virtual town hall discussion on recognizing and preventing elder abuse & financial exploitation.

Sign up now to attend one or both of the sessions on June 16 & June 23: http://bitly.ws/e8ET

Pennsylvania Bar Association Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly Pennsylvania Health Care Association Pennsylvania Homecare Association Neighborhood Legal Services Community Legal Services of Philadelphia Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(717) 783-1550

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