COVID 19 VACCINE UPDATE
January 14, 2021
Older Adults may now sign up on the Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services (DES) Website to receive updates about COVID 19 vaccine distribution.
The following high-risk categories are listed:
1B. Highest Risk for Severe Disease
· Persons Aged 75 and older
1C. High Risk for Severe Disease
· Persons Aged 65 -74
· Persons Aged 16 – 64 with high risk conditions.
Please note this registration link is to receive information as is becomes available. The process for administering the vaccine to these groups has not yet been determined.
January 7, 2020
Update Important Senior Community Center Update
As a preventative step against the COVID -19 pandemic, Lebanon County Area Agency On Aging’s five Senior Community centers will be closed from 11/23/20 through 2/15/21.
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 & material.
October 1, 2020
Due to COVID-19, the Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) office at 710 Maple Street is open to the public by appointment only. Please call or e-mail the office to schedule an appointment. Staff is also available to assist the public via telephone, mail or e-mail during regular business hours.
The following resources are available to provide you with more information about COVID 19:
Why is it important for you to wear a mask?
By wearing a mask, you protect others from the virus possibly traveling to a person near you. Remember, you can be asymptomatic and still have the virus. Wearing a face mask is an important way to keep your family, friends, and other members of the community safe from Covid-19.
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.
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP) will begin on January 1st and run through March 31st. If a Medicare beneficiary is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan on 1/1/2021, they can do one of the following:
Coverage will be begin the first day of the following month.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Information for tax year 2020
For information regarding appointments with an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer please call 717-274-2596 and leave a message with your name and a phone number.
A volunteer will return your call beginning no sooner than the week of January 25, 2021. Information regarding changes to the process will be explained when you receive your return call.
Appointments will begin no sooner than February 15. The locations for appointments have not been determined as of now. Please check back for further updates. Thank you.
Senior Esports Summit Challenge!
Right in time for the holidays, the Keystone Athletics, Recreation, and Esports (K.A.R.E.S.) initiative is launching an Esports Challenge!
Participate by downloading the K.A.R.E.S. Senior Esports Summit app via the App Store (Apple smartphones, tablets, and other compatible devices) and Google Play (Android-based smartphones, tablets, and other compatible devices) starting on December 17, 2020 with competition running through January 15, 2021.
There are no age limits to who can download the K.A.R.E.S. Senior Esports Summit app or who can participate in the competition through January 15, 2021. This allows children, grandchildren, friends, and caregivers a chance to help, encourage, and connect with seniors through Esports.
Test your Esports Skills...ALL FOR FREE!!!
Click here for more details.