Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging

AAA LogoServing Lebanon County Residents Age 60 and Over

 

The mission of the Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging is to develop, coordinate and promote a continuum of services that values and supports older adults as they age; empowers them to maintain independence, dignity and respect; and enhances their overall well-being and quality of life.

 

 
 

 Special Alerts

 
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.
 
https://www.lcdes.org/vaccinate/    Look for the blue boxes towards the bottom of the page.
 
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.
 
 
COVID-19 UPDATE
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 Reminder
 
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. 
 

 

 

 

 Contact Information

 

Carol A. Davies, Administrator
710 Maple Street, 2nd Floor
Lebanon, PA 17046
(717) 273-9262 
FAX: (717) 274-3882

cdavies@lebcnty.org

General Email:
lebcoaaa@lebcnty.org
(Please use our general email if you have comments on our website)

Office Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Protective Services on-call 24 hours by calling DES at (717) 272-2054, (800) 490-8505 OR 911

 

 Related Links

 
 

 Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging Services Available

 

Lebanon County AAA coordinates all aging programs and services provided to the elderly of Lebanon County. The agency works to maximize individual functioning and optimal quality of life for all elderly with emphasis placed on the prevention of unnecessary and inappropriate institutionalization of older persons.

 

 APPRISE / Medicare Program

 

Visit our APPRISE page for more information on the following programs.

  • "Extra Help" on Prescription Drug Plans
  • Medicare
  • PACE / PACENET
  • Property Tax Rent Rebate

Volunteers are the heart of APPRISE. Click the following link to learn more about volunteer counselor opportunities.

 

 Eldercare Daytime Program

 

Activities for adults who are not capable of full-time independent living. Hours of operation: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Click here for more information

 

 Consumer Reimbursement Program

 

A consumer-directed service which provides a percentage of reimbursement to eligible consumers for services authorized in a consumer's care plan. Such services would include consumer-directed personal care and pest control and fumigation.

 

 Information and Referral Services

 

Information about aging services, resources, and housing alternatives to the 60 and older population

 

 In-Home Personal Care Services

 

Personal hygiene; bathing, dressing, shampoo, feeding, light household tasks for seniors who are physically not able to do their own personal care

 

 Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

 

Trained staff will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints related to the health, safety or rights of older persons who live in licensed nursing homes, licensed personal care homes, certified domiciliary homes or private residences.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging's Ombudsman Information

Lebanon County's local Ombudsman contact is:

Judy Weimer
Long Term Care Ombudsman
MidPenn Legal Services
1150 Chestnut St.
Lebanon, PA  17042
717-274-2834  ext. 3105
www.midpenn.org
 

 Meals on Wheels Program

 

Meals are delivered to eligible persons age 60 and over who can't afford or are unable to prepare meals.  For referrals please call 717-273-9262.

 

Below are current months’ menus:

Februay Hot 2021

February Cold 2021

Meals on Wheels volunteers are always welcome. To volunteer please call 717-273-9262 and ask for Ken Bittman.

Site Last Updated 01/11/2021
 
 
 

 Level of Care Assessment Program

 

A comprehensive needs assessment/level of care determination for individuals seeking Nursing Facility and/or Personal Care or Assisted Living Residence.

 

 Caregiver Support Program (CSP)

 

The first program of its kind to respond directly to the needs of adults caring for elders in the community. Its purpose is to reinforce - not replace - the care being provided to the older adult at home. Often times, the caregiver may receive financial reimbursement to help purchase services such as personal and respite care or adult day care and/or to purchase consumable supplies such as incontinence products or OTC (over the counter) products related to caregiving. In addition, eligible caregivers may receive a one-time grant of up to $2,000 to help pay for home adaptations and devices that ease caregiving tasks and increase the financial independence of the older person.

CSP Brochure
Support Groups
Caregiver Resources

 

 PDA Waiver Program

 

In-home care to seniors who may need more assistance typically provided in a nursing home. To be eligible a person must be age 60 or older, eligible for nursing facility services and meet certain financial criteria. Contact the PA Independent Enrollment Broker at 1 (877) 550-4227 or www.paieb.com.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Waiver Fact Sheet

 

 Protective Services

 

Protect seniors health, safety, and welfare from imminent risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment. Emergency on-call 24 hours by calling Emergency Management Agency at (717) 272-2054 OR 911

 

 Senior Community Centers

 

A variety of programs and activities are planned by our 5 centers. This includes fitness/wellness programs, exercise classes, fun bus trips, informative speakers, games, crafts and parties, and much more. A hot nutritious meal is available to persons age 60 and older.

Visit our Senior Center page for information on individual centers (menus, trips, and other activities)

 

 Volunteer Opportunities

 

Contact our Volunteer Resource Coordinator, Ken Bittman at kbittman@lebcnty.org or call 717-273-9262.

  • Deliver Meals-on-Wheels
  • Leading exercise groups
  • Assisting seniors at APPRISE counseling sessions
  • And Many More...
 

 Pennsylvania Link

 

PA Link LogoThe Lebanon County AAA is a core partner with the Lebanon County Link partners of Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon Service Area

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