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March 8, 2021

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley ChapterThere are many resources and tools available to you, your household, and organization if impacted by Alzheimer’s. Please see these resource links for support groups, programs and tools.

Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition – Our Senior Population is Growing: Here’s What You Need to Know. At the start of the month, Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition’s Maria Evans sat down with Kathy Bennett, Director of the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, to discuss key issues facing our senior community members. Read more here.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth provides transportation assistance, social worker services, a food pantry, and an information and referral system.

Generations. Monday-Friday Meals on Wheels service to the Indian Valley and North Penn areas is available! Take Out Meals are available for ordering Monday-Friday.  No dine-in meals are being served at this time. Click here for further details, menu listings, and ordering procedures. Virtual programs are still being offered! Click here for full details. Generations has reopened for many in-person programs.

Real ID & Legislative Updates -Please join State Rep. Steve Malagari on Wednesday, September 28, 12:45pm for a presentation on how to access state documents (REAL ID, birth certificates, social security cards, etc), plus other services that the office can provide, including PennDOT help, Unclaimed Property, SEPTA, and more. Steve will also give a summary of how the legislative process is working in Harrisburg and an update on how the state is investing in our area. Please register at the Generations front desk or call 215-723-5841 if you plan to attend. A separate registration is required if you plan to attend the noon meal.

See Generations latest Newsletter.

Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services – see what’s happening! Whether you join at Encore Experiences or The PEAK Center, you can take advantage of the variety of activities, classes, and events offered at both Centers. By becoming a member, it’s like you are joining two Centers for the price of one for less than $1 a week!

  • July Encore in-person class and Peak in-person classes
  • Encore will be offering indoor lunches Monday through Friday starting on Monday, July 25. Because lunches will be indoors, the Grab and Go program will be ending. The registration process is still the same. You can pick up a reservation slip at the center or call 215-256-6900 to place your reservation over the phone. Reservations are due on the Friday before the week you wish to have lunch.
  • Do you love coffee, like to shop local and want to make a difference?  Backyard Beans in Lansdale has partnered with GHNPSS to offer a special opportunity to support Seniors like YOU!  During the month of July, when you purchase coffee or other products online at https://backyardbeans.com/ghnpss, 15% of your purchase goes to support programs and meals for seniors at Encore Experiences and The PEAK Center. It’s a win, win, win! Download the flyer HERE for more information.

The Jaisohn Center has opened a 3rd office at Advanced Living Communities, with social services provided along with preventive care, mindfulness exercise, and other programs! See their flyer with phone numbers to learn more.

The Lincoln Center. Elder Victim Mobile Support is available telephonically or online to all residents of Montgomery County aged 60 and above, free of charge. Services include: crisis support and safety planning, intensive case management with info and referrals to community resources, and trauma-informed cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Spanish support staff available. Call 484.948.2790 for more info. Visit http://thelincolncenter.com/victim-services/ for support services available to Montco residents of all ages affected by crime.

Mercy LIFE (Norristown). Learn more about Mercy LIFE, part of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic. Take a virtual tour here! Learn more about them here. Call for a referral 215-339-4747.

What services can you get from Mercy LIFE that you can’t get from a Paid Caregiver Program:

Montco SAACis the community focal point where aging adults and their families find support, guidance, educational and social programs to help navigate life transitions and continue to be active, creative, healthy and engaged in the community through our three Meals on Wheels programs, two senior centers, and inter-generational art center.

  • Montco SAAC is offering in-person and virtual programming! Click here for the weekly schedule, and sign up for virtual programming by email sedgren@montcosaac.org
  • Caregiver support groups starting January 11th, Every Tuesday at 10:30am and Thursday 7pm. Currently Zoom only. Contact sedgren@montcosaac.org or dcharry@montcosaac.org to register. See the flyer.

PA Council on Aging has created a new interactive guide to support seniors and combat some of the biggest sources of stress in their lives during COVID-19. The guide includes resources, activities and videos to help older Pennsylvanians avoid social isolation and stay mentally and physically fit. View the guide here.

PA Link & Tech OWL Partnership for seniors & individuals living with a disability. It’s never too late to learn and use technology! The PA Link has partnered with TechOWL and Temple University to assist people in accessing the necessary hardware to fit their needs, a hot spot if necessary, training on technology, and ongoing support. TechOWL will provide an assessment of needs and work with the individual to provide the essentials to enable social interaction with family and friends, access to the Internet, and the ability to connect with telehealth and other important appointments.

PASSi (Penn Asian Senior Services, Inc.)

  • Classes/Programs – Korean Home Health Aide classes start on February 21, with the next VESL class beginning on March 15. The CNA program and HHA classes in English and Vietnamese are also starting soon. If you want to sign up for any of these programs, you can contact the PAVI Program Coordinator, Debora McPherson, at debora.mcpherson@passi.us or 215-572-1234 ext. 110. See the flyer.
  • Free Meal Delivery. PASSi Kitchen Xpress delivers freshly prepared, culturally-attuned meals to seniors across the Greater Philadelphia Region five days per week.
  • Homecare Services are provided for seniors across the five-county Greater Philadelphia Region. To meet the needs of all seniors, PASSi provides services in 19 languages including Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Hindi.
  • LIHEAP – Counseling, Weatherization, and cash grants for eligible seniors. Learn more here.
  • PACE Center Benefits Assistance: The PACE Center helps seniors access 19 public benefits, with a focus on the PACE pharmaceutical benefit. Download the flyer!
  • Penn Asian Vocational Institute Job Training: PASSi provides certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Vocational English as a Second Language classes.
  • Primary Care is Coming to PASSi! Learn more here.
  • Worried About Higher Energy Prices? PASSi Can Help.
  • PASSi Partners with Philabundance to Distribute Food Every Friday. PASSi has teamed up with Philabundance to use Evergreen Center as a food distribution site every Friday starting at 10am. Anyone in the community who needs help can come to Evergreen Center and pick up free groceries. There is no sign up necessary. Supplies include things like cereals, canned goods, rice, pasta, and produce. In addition to the new Friday grocery pickup, Evergreen Center still has a free community pantry in the lobby. Also, anyone over 60 years old who meets the income requirements can sign up for the Senior Food Box program by emailing info@passi.us.

Share Food Program’s Senior Box Program is accessible to any Montgomery County Senior who meets a maximum household income and is 60 years or older.

RSVP can help you gain skill and confidence using a computer, the internet, social media, Zoom and email! If you are at least 55 years old, have a computer or tablet with a camera and microphone and can receive email, you are eligible to become a student. Once you are enrolled, RSVP volunteers will help you gain comfort in using a PC, tablet or mobile device of your choice during scheduled online sessions. Sign up to be a student! To learn more, email scherrir@rsvpmc.org or call (610) 834-1040 x.128.

Social Security Administration. Online services are available at www.ssa.gov. National toll-free number is 800-772-1213. To speak with a local staff person, visit the online office locator. Enter the individual’s zip code, press enter.

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