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As of 2015, there are approximately 2.7 million people age 60plus in Pennsylvania who far to often struggle to afford things like medicine, groceries, and rising property taxes.

There are several Agencies that might be able to help !

 The PA Dept of Aging has many programs to help our aging population remain active, engaged, in their own homes, and protected from all forms of abuse and neglect.

Programs include:
                Caregiver Support
                Adult Day Care
                Home-delivered meals
                Personal Assistance and Care Services

                Home Modifications
                Care Management
                Respite (break from care giving)
                Property Tax/Rent rebates
                Foster Grandparents Program                                   
                Senior employment training and placement
                Domiciliary Care
                Health Insurance counseling (Apprise)
                Meals at Active Adult Centers
                SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Pgm)
                          Seniors in this program are also eligible for monthly food boxes.
                Farmers Market Pgm  ie Four $5.00 checks to buy fresh farm grown food.
                Prescription Assistance - PACE and PACENET
                Transportation Assistance:
                                Free Transit Program

                                Shared Ride Program
                Additional Programs and Resources:
                                Disability Parking Placard Application
                                Non-Driver Identification Cards
                                Motor Vehicle Registration Fee discounts

                                Low Vision Restricted Driver's Licenses

        For Information:     Pennsylvania Department of Aging

              Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties
                111 N. Pennsylvania Blvd. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
                  Tel: (570) 822-1158  OR Toll-Free: (800) 252-1512 


         And a source for Assistive Technology Equipment

    Local contact is:
                            Linda Mesavage  or Marianne Davis
                        425 Wyoming Ave.  Scranton, Pa. 18503
                          Tel: (570) 347-3357     

 The Assistive Technology Lending Library provides individuals of any age with any degree of disability, to borrow free of charge, equipment to decide if it is of any actual help with their disability.
The Telecommunication Device Distribution Program provides specialized equipment, free of charge, to eligible individuals with disabilities so that they can access telephone service.
The Reused and Exchange Equipment Program is a statewide listing of Assistive Technology items that are wanted (ie donation of items) and a listing of sale items.
There is a Financing Program to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to purchase Assistive Technology products if they do not financially qualify to receive it free.

Worried about a family member that has "Alzheimers" or other form of dementia !

    Alert your network that your loved one is missing with one click.


This site can help you notify the network of family, friends, and businesses your loved one may encounter when lost. Prepare by creating a list of contacts to alert to be on the lookout for your senior.
We’ll include your cell phone and email information so your contacts can reach you if they spot your missing senior.

More Programs:

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May 20, 2016, 1:28 PM