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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Registration is now open for the 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Virtual Forum on November 4th. The forum...
10/14/2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Virtual Forum on November 4th. The forum will focus on Physician & Consumer Education in Early Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment.
🟣 View the Agenda: https://bit.ly/3oYB4fu
🟣 Register Here: https://bit.ly/3AFFZ7o

Registration is now open for the 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Virtual Forum on November 4th. The forum will focus on Physician & Consumer Education in Early Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment.
🟣 View the Agenda: https://bit.ly/3oYB4fu
🟣 Register Here: https://bit.ly/3AFFZ7o

10/13/2021

ICYMI, Yesterday the PA Department of Health announced a public comment period for additional proposed regulations to improve nursing home care. The 30 day comment period began on October 9th. You can view the package of proposed regulations: https://bit.ly/3oZ4f1S

Details for submitting a comment are in the press release: https://bit.ly/3AxEasV

The effects of the pandemic were evident in the number of complaints handled by the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in 2020 - a...
10/12/2021

The effects of the pandemic were evident in the number of complaints handled by the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in 2020 - a 66% increase from 2019.
The top 5 areas of complaint:
1. Provision of care
2. Autonomy/choice-rights
3. Admission/transfer/discharge
4. Financial property
5. Environment
If you have a loved one with #ResidentsRights concerns please reach out to the Ombudsman Office: 717-783-8975.

The effects of the pandemic were evident in the number of complaints handled by the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in 2020 - a 66% increase from 2019.
The top 5 areas of complaint:
1. Provision of care
2. Autonomy/choice-rights
3. Admission/transfer/discharge
4. Financial property
5. Environment
If you have a loved one with #ResidentsRights concerns please reach out to the Ombudsman Office: 717-783-8975.

10/12/2021

It's possible for people to get flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Reduce your risk of flu and COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death by getting both flu and COVID-19 vaccines to protect yourself against both viruses.

Items you may receive, pertaining to Medicare, in October.🔴Marketing materials from insurance organizations🔴Non-renewal ...
10/11/2021

Items you may receive, pertaining to Medicare, in October.
🔴Marketing materials from insurance organizations
🔴Non-renewal notices
🔴Consistent Poor Performer Notices

Making decisions about your Medicare is personal and can be confusing. To schedule an appointment for free, personalized, unbiased and confidential Medicare insurance counseling, call PA MEDI, 1-800-783-7067.

Items you may receive, pertaining to Medicare, in October.
🔴Marketing materials from insurance organizations
🔴Non-renewal notices
🔴Consistent Poor Performer Notices

Making decisions about your Medicare is personal and can be confusing. To schedule an appointment for free, personalized, unbiased and confidential Medicare insurance counseling, call PA MEDI, 1-800-783-7067.

Medicare Cost Savings Programs may help you save money! If you’ve experienced a life change, like the loss of a spouse o...
10/08/2021

Medicare Cost Savings Programs may help you save money! If you’ve experienced a life change, like the loss of a spouse or a financial setback, you may qualify even if you haven’t in the past.

Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs may provide help with prescription costs and with the payment of your Part B premium and can possibly help with the payment of your Medicare Part A and Part B cost-sharing.

Reach out to a PA MEDI Counselor: 1-800-783-7067 (M-F, 8AM-5PM) or find your local AAA: www.aging.pa.gov/AAA.

Medicare Cost Savings Programs may help you save money! If you’ve experienced a life change, like the loss of a spouse or a financial setback, you may qualify even if you haven’t in the past.

Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs may provide help with prescription costs and with the payment of your Part B premium and can possibly help with the payment of your Medicare Part A and Part B cost-sharing.

Reach out to a PA MEDI Counselor: 1-800-783-7067 (M-F, 8AM-5PM) or find your local AAA: www.aging.pa.gov/AAA.

October Topics Include: 🔸Meeting the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias🔸PDA Expands Intergenerational...
10/07/2021

October Topics Include:
🔸Meeting the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
🔸PDA Expands Intergenerational University Connections Program
🔸Events for Older Adults
🔸And More!

💻 Never miss an issue of Inside Aging: https://bit.ly/2KYUr6J
➡️ Read the October issue now: https://mailchi.mp/pa/inside-aging-october2021

October Topics Include:
🔸Meeting the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
🔸PDA Expands Intergenerational University Connections Program
🔸Events for Older Adults
🔸And More!

💻 Never miss an issue of Inside Aging: https://bit.ly/2KYUr6J
➡️ Read the October issue now: https://mailchi.mp/pa/inside-aging-october2021

10/06/2021

🩹 COVID Vaccine Booster Information.

Don’t let hunger be a part of your day. If you’re 60+ and facing financial difficulties, there is help. The #SeniorFoodB...
10/05/2021

Don’t let hunger be a part of your day. If you’re 60+ and facing financial difficulties, there is help.
The #SeniorFoodBox program provides monthly, nutritious, supplemental boxes of meal-ready groceries. You can take one stress off your plate by getting a full one delivered to your home by DoorDash.
Program info: https://bit.ly/2YNGXB3
Apply: https://bit.ly/3lkfwGE

Don’t let hunger be a part of your day. If you’re 60+ and facing financial difficulties, there is help.
The #SeniorFoodBox program provides monthly, nutritious, supplemental boxes of meal-ready groceries. You can take one stress off your plate by getting a full one delivered to your home by DoorDash.
Program info: https://bit.ly/2YNGXB3
Apply: https://bit.ly/3lkfwGE

October is #ResidentsRightsMonth! Throughout the month we’ll be celebrating the great work of PA’s Long-term Care Ombuds...
10/01/2021

October is #ResidentsRightsMonth! Throughout the month we’ll be celebrating the great work of PA’s Long-term Care Ombudsman Office, the staff and volunteers.

2020 added challenges. PA Ombudsman rose to each one and continued their work advocating for #ResidentsRights, ensuring dignity and respect for long-term care PA’ians.

Learn more about the Ombudsman program: www.aging.pa.gov/Ombudsman

October is #ResidentsRightsMonth! Throughout the month we’ll be celebrating the great work of PA’s Long-term Care Ombudsman Office, the staff and volunteers.

2020 added challenges. PA Ombudsman rose to each one and continued their work advocating for #ResidentsRights, ensuring dignity and respect for long-term care PA’ians.

Learn more about the Ombudsman program: www.aging.pa.gov/Ombudsman

Ginny Mease describes The Peak Center in Lansdale as her “home away from home”: https://vimeo.com/599596358  Pennsylvani...
09/30/2021
The Peak Center in Lansdale

Ginny Mease describes The Peak Center in Lansdale as her “home away from home”: https://vimeo.com/599596358

Pennsylvania Lottery profits support senior centers, providing programs and services in a social setting that can quickly become a part of an older adult’s daily routine. Find a senior center near you: www.aging.pa.gov/SCC

#NationalSeniorCenterMonth

Providing seniors an outlet for socialization and changing peoples lives.

Prior to Medicare Open Enrollment you may receive certain notices highlighting changes for the next year. Carefully cons...
09/29/2021

Prior to Medicare Open Enrollment you may receive certain notices highlighting changes for the next year.

Carefully consider your options by reviewing your health and prescription drug needs to determine if your plan will continue to meet your needs in 2022.

Call PA MEDI, 1-800-783-7067, to schedule an appointment for free, personalized, unbiased and confidential Medicare insurance counseling.

Prior to Medicare Open Enrollment you may receive certain notices highlighting changes for the next year.

Carefully consider your options by reviewing your health and prescription drug needs to determine if your plan will continue to meet your needs in 2022.

Call PA MEDI, 1-800-783-7067, to schedule an appointment for free, personalized, unbiased and confidential Medicare insurance counseling.

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period will begin on October 15. 🟥 Do you have questions about your current plan? 🟥 Do you ...
09/29/2021

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period will begin on October 15.

🟥 Do you have questions about your current plan?
🟥 Do you want to know if you’re eligible for cost-saving programs?

Get the help you need, at no cost, to make educated decisions about your Medicare. To talk to a PA MEDI counselor, reach out to your local AAA: www.aging.pa.gov/AAA or call the Helpline, M-F, 8AM-5PM: 1-800-783-7067.

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period will begin on October 15.

🟥 Do you have questions about your current plan?
🟥 Do you want to know if you’re eligible for cost-saving programs?

Get the help you need, at no cost, to make educated decisions about your Medicare. To talk to a PA MEDI counselor, reach out to your local AAA: www.aging.pa.gov/AAA or call the Helpline, M-F, 8AM-5PM: 1-800-783-7067.

In Greene Co., the Waynesburg Community Center members never missed a beat, with their ‘bed mats for the homeless’ proje...
09/28/2021

In Greene Co., the Waynesburg Community Center members never missed a beat, with their ‘bed mats for the homeless’ project, when the pandemic hit. The group, without access to the center’s looms, had to get creative to continue making the rugs. Some even learned how to crochet with plastic yarn. Did we mention all of their projects are made with plastic grocery bags?
They’ve had so many requests for bed mats, that these awesome seniors are now sharing their knowledge with Waynesburg University students who are to helping to fulfill the demand.
#NationalSeniorCenterMonth #creativeaging

In Greene Co., the Waynesburg Community Center members never missed a beat, with their ‘bed mats for the homeless’ project, when the pandemic hit. The group, without access to the center’s looms, had to get creative to continue making the rugs. Some even learned how to crochet with plastic yarn. Did we mention all of their projects are made with plastic grocery bags?
They’ve had so many requests for bed mats, that these awesome seniors are now sharing their knowledge with Waynesburg University students who are to helping to fulfill the demand.
#NationalSeniorCenterMonth #creativeaging

Delicious programming for #NationalSeniorCenterMonth!Shoutout to Surrey Services for Seniors in Chester County who partn...
09/27/2021

Delicious programming for #NationalSeniorCenterMonth!

Shoutout to Surrey Services for Seniors in Chester County who partnered with Main Line Health’s Community Health and Equity Department to offer virtual nutrition programs. Seniors watch a live program either at home or in the “Zoom Room” and interact with the presenters, then enjoy lunch prepared during the program.

Delicious programming for #NationalSeniorCenterMonth!

Shoutout to Surrey Services for Seniors in Chester County who partnered with Main Line Health’s Community Health and Equity Department to offer virtual nutrition programs. Seniors watch a live program either at home or in the “Zoom Room” and interact with the presenters, then enjoy lunch prepared during the program.

Did you know that building body strength, increasing flexibility and improving your balance can help reduce your risk of...
09/24/2021

Did you know that building body strength, increasing flexibility and improving your balance can help reduce your risk of falling? Healthy Steps in Motion is a fall prevention exercise program offered to adults over 50. The course is 8 sessions and offers three strength and balance levels. So any fitness level is welcome!
👉 Find a local workshop: https://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/health-wellness/_layouts/15/formspubs/formsandpubs.aspx

Did you know that building body strength, increasing flexibility and improving your balance can help reduce your risk of falling? Healthy Steps in Motion is a fall prevention exercise program offered to adults over 50. The course is 8 sessions and offers three strength and balance levels. So any fitness level is welcome!
👉 Find a local workshop: https://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/health-wellness/_layouts/15/formspubs/formsandpubs.aspx

Today, Westmoreland Co., Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Second Lady Gisele Fetterman and PDA’s PACE...
09/23/2021

Today, Westmoreland Co., Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding was joined by Second Lady Gisele Fetterman and PDA’s PACE Director, Tom Snedden to announce a partnership with DoorDash to deliver Senior Food Boxes to those in need. Providing delivery of the food boxes will make it easier to say ‘yes’ to food assistance by those unable to travel to a pick-up location.

View the event: https://bit.ly/3lW4JCG

Hunger-Free Pennsylvania also recently launched a pilot with PACE and PACENET, Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults. Because eligibility requirements for prescription assistance and the Pennsylvania Senior Food Box Program mirror each other so closely, the organizations are able to capture people seeking low-cost prescription medication and bring them into the charitable food program. Since its launch this summer, the effort has already drawn more than 2,800 applications for food boxes provided by nine different regional food banks.

“You can’t fight hunger alone,” said Tom Snedden, the Department of Aging’s PACE Director. “All of these successes are proof of what we can accomplish together when organizations work together to identify and serve those who need help the most.”
#HungerActionMonth

Dining out and take-out can ease the stress of a busy week and be a treat. Keeping a few things in mind, when choosing f...
09/23/2021

Dining out and take-out can ease the stress of a busy week and be a treat. Keeping a few things in mind, when choosing from the menu, will help you make the right choice.
🍽 Consider the calories
🥤 Rethink your drink
🛍 Take half home
🥗 Dressing on the side
Learn more: https://bit.ly/38PUqu2

Dining out and take-out can ease the stress of a busy week and be a treat. Keeping a few things in mind, when choosing from the menu, will help you make the right choice.
🍽 Consider the calories
🥤 Rethink your drink
🛍 Take half home
🥗 Dressing on the side
Learn more: https://bit.ly/38PUqu2

09/22/2021
Watch Focus on Aging Adults tonight at 8 PM

📺 This evening at 8 p.m., Secretary of Aging Robert Torres, Diana Twisler, Caregiver Support Program Care Manager at Senior Community Services in Delaware County, and State President of the AARP Pennsylvania Office Joanne Grossi will be guests on PCN’s Focus on Aging Adults program.
👉 Topic: Family Caregivers and Caregiver Support.

Secretary of Aging, Robert Torres and Susan Neff, PDA’s representative for the National Falls Free Coalition, provided o...
09/22/2021

Secretary of Aging, Robert Torres and Susan Neff, PDA’s representative for the National Falls Free Coalition, provided opening remarks to kick off the first-ever Falls Prevention Event in Berks County. Neff joined local health experts for a panel discussion on factors that contribute to falls among older adults and prevention efforts.

The Pennsylvania Lottery 💲 provides funding for much needed services and programs for older adults, many of which are av...
09/22/2021
Mechanicsburg Place

The Pennsylvania Lottery 💲 provides funding for much needed services and programs for older adults, many of which are available through senior centers across the commonwealth. Consumers and staff at Mechanicsburg Place share their appreciation:
We ❤️ #NationalSeniorCenterMonth!
https://vimeo.com/599649103

A Senior Center & More.

🎼 Our celebration of #NationalSeniorCenterMonth continues! New Horizons Senior Center in Montgomery County recently pres...
09/21/2021

🎼 Our celebration of #NationalSeniorCenterMonth continues! New Horizons Senior Center in Montgomery County recently presented Music Week.🎻
The Mid-Day Music program combines music performances for older adults to listen to virtually while they enjoy their lunch. Check out the highlights video, https://bit.ly/3DWy2xq, which includes some of the center members and community volunteer presenters.

🎼 Our celebration of #NationalSeniorCenterMonth continues! New Horizons Senior Center in Montgomery County recently presented Music Week.🎻
The Mid-Day Music program combines music performances for older adults to listen to virtually while they enjoy their lunch. Check out the highlights video, https://bit.ly/3DWy2xq, which includes some of the center members and community volunteer presenters.

Virtual Family Council Open Forum: Family members of long-term care residents are encouraged to attend this "check-in" t...
09/20/2021

Virtual Family Council Open Forum: Family members of long-term care residents are encouraged to attend this "check-in" to discuss what they are currently witnessing in regards to the delta variant and staffing issues in facilities.

🕑Next meeting - Tues., Sept 21, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
💻To attend: Email [email protected]
👉Subject: Virtual Family Council👈

Virtual Family Council Open Forum: Family members of long-term care residents are encouraged to attend this "check-in" to discuss what they are currently witnessing in regards to the delta variant and staffing issues in facilities.

🕑Next meeting - Tues., Sept 21, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
💻To attend: Email [email protected]
👉Subject: Virtual Family Council👈

It’s Fall Prevention Week. Healthy Steps for Older Adults is designed to raise awareness of falls, introduce steps on ho...
09/20/2021

It’s Fall Prevention Week. Healthy Steps for Older Adults is designed to raise awareness of falls, introduce steps on how to reduce falls, improve overall health, and provide referrals and resources to anyone age 50 and older.
You’ll learn how environmental safety, nutrition, sensory deficits (vision/hearing) and other factors all contribute to your personal fall risk. Does this program sound right for you? Find one in an area near you: https://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/health-wellness/_layouts/15/formspubs/formsandpubs.aspx

It’s Fall Prevention Week. Healthy Steps for Older Adults is designed to raise awareness of falls, introduce steps on how to reduce falls, improve overall health, and provide referrals and resources to anyone age 50 and older.
You’ll learn how environmental safety, nutrition, sensory deficits (vision/hearing) and other factors all contribute to your personal fall risk. Does this program sound right for you? Find one in an area near you: https://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/health-wellness/_layouts/15/formspubs/formsandpubs.aspx

TriCounty Active Adult Center, serving Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties, is a busy place! The funding received, th...
09/17/2021
TriCounty Active Adult Center

TriCounty Active Adult Center, serving Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties, is a busy place! The funding received, through profits generated by the Pennsylvania Lottery, allows this center to offer 25-30 programs ➡EVERY DAY⬅️.
#NationalSeniorCenterMonth

https://vimeo.com/599592770

TriCounty Active Adult Center serves people from Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties.

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Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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(717) 783-1550

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