April 13, 2021
Pennsylvania released new guidelines effective April 13, 2021 that all adults are eligible to schedule an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine. Information about how to obtain the vaccine may be found here: https://www.lcdes.org/covid-info/. Adults aged 60 and over may call the Area Agency on Aging (717-273-9262) if they need more information on scheduling those appointments. Adults, age 60 and over, who are homebound and unable to travel for a vaccine may call 717-273-9262 to receive information on other opportunities to receive a vaccine.
Important AAA update
April 5, 2021
The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging office is now OPEN to the public. As a prevention, our doors will remain locked, but you can come to the door and call the office number. We will come down and provide you with assistance. Masks MUST be worn.
Important Senior Community Center Update as of 4/13/21
As a preventative step against the COVID -19 pandemic, Lebanon County Area Agency On Aging’s five Senior Community centers will be closed until further notice.
Take- out, cold lunches will be offered 4 days per week at four of our five centers. Our Maple Street center will offer take-out, cold lunches five days per week. Reservations for meals must be made by calling the center at least one day in advance.
Hand out material, including games, puzzles, consumer education & nutrition education information will also be available on a take -out basis at all five centers.
For specific center information, go to “Senior Center Page” & click on the specific center you might be interested in to order meals and/or material.
The following resources are available to provide you with more information about COVID 19:
What you need to know after you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19
Please refer to the following link from the CDC regarding next steps after you have been fully vaccinated:
Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams
As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults and people with disabilities are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target these populations.
Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP)
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA)
These meetings are open to the public, topics that will be covering are Extra Help/Medicare Savings
Programs, Medicare Coverage of COVID treatment and vaccines and fraud and prevention.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Information for tax year 2020
Unfortunately no new appointments are available from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program for the 2020 tax season. Please note that if you are expecting a tax refund you may file your 2020 taxes during the 2021 tax season without penalty. Also note that you can file your taxes for free at www.irs.gov.
Are you feeling lonely? Isolated from friends / family due to COVID? Are you in need of companionship? If so, then The RSVP Caring Calls Program may be right for you! Click here for more details.