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Senior Services

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.

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. Please click here for virtual program offerings; enjoy many new classes and events! Please see the food section of Resources & News for information on take-home meals. Click here for the March/April 2021 newsletter. 

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). Contact Lynn Degenhart, Mercy LIFEldegenhart@mercyhealth.org Check out this video portraying services provided to LIFE members through COVID-19. Mercy LIFE seniors have received all-inclusive medical and social services from the safety of home. With visits from nurses, telemedicine with their doctors and rehabilitative therapists, group phone activities, and home-delivered supplies, meals, and medicines, their seniors have been able to live safely at home. They look forward to once again providing services in their health clinic, day center, in the community, and at home.

Montco SAAC is virtual! Weekdays from 9 am to 1:30 pm, Montco SAAC is providing virtual programming. They have a variety of exercise and art classes, as well as recreational and educational programming. The daily lunch break provides an opportunity to eat at home, but chat with other attendees on Zoom. For questions or Zoom info, contact Susan Edgren, Sedgren@montcosaac.com, or call 610.275.1960, x 122. Click here for the March/April newsletter.

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.)

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 1.800.772.1213. To speak with a local staff person, visit the online office locator. Enter the individual’s zip code, press enter.

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