Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging
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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

 
2022 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)



The 2021-2022 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now open until June 17, 2022; applications available, call or stop in our office.
 
Applications are now being accepted for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
  
COVID-19 UPDATES
Booster Recommendation Update 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that all eligible adults, adolescents, and children 5 and older be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting an initial booster when eligible. 
On March 29, 2022 the CDC updated its recommendations to allow individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised as well as people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. 
It was also announced that adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. 
These updated recommendations acknowledge the increased risk of severe disease in certain populations including those who are elderly or over the age of 50 with multiple underlying conditions, along with the currently available data on vaccine and booster effectiveness. 
The CDC link How Do I Find a COVID-19 Vaccine? (CDC offers additional guidance to locate a COVID-19 vaccine provider.)
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Senior Community Center Update as of 5/9/22

Four of the five centers locations are open for in-person programs 5 days a week. The Palmyra location is under construction and is only open on Wednesdays. 

Until further notice, all center locations are mandating COVID restrictions to keep our participants safe. These restrictions include, reservations for program attendance as needed, and social distancing with room occupancy levels.

For questions, or more information, contact any manager of a senior community center or call the Area Agency on Aging @ 717-273-9262. 
 
 
Important COVID AAA update
May 9, 2022
 
The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging office remains OPEN to the public.  As a preventative step, only the Maple Street entrance will be unlocked.  Masks are optional.
 

May is Mental Health month
  
 

 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

 

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 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.

 

 Information and Referral Services

 
Providing information on aging services, local resources and housing options to seniors aged 60+.
 

 In-Home Personal Care Services

 
In-Home care services for seniors who need assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming / hair care.
 

 Meals on Wheels Program

 

Lunches delivered to your door!

A home delivered meal program for seniors (60+) who are alone for all or most of the day, have a physical or cognitive disability that inhibits the ability to prepare meals, a lack of resources (money) to purchase meals, and an absence of someone able/willing to prepare or provide meals. This could be for long-term or short-term, as needed. Meals are delivered either daily or once every two weeks. The daily meal delivery also provides a check-in from our drivers to make sure the individual is safe.

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 PERS units / Medical Alert Pendant

 

Medical Alert Pendant for seniors who live alone, have a history of falling and would be unable to get help in the event of a fall.

PERS unit criteria / fact sheet

 

 Caregiver Support Program (CSP)

 

The Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide financial reimbursement to a caregiver for some of the costs the caregiver may incur for services and/or supplies purchased routinely for someone’s care at home. Grants of up to $5000 may be available to offset the costs of home modifications or assistive devices.

 

 PA MEDI (formally APPRISE) / Medicare Program

 

Visit our PA MEDI page for more information on the following programs.

  • "Extra Help" on Prescription Drug Plans
  • Medicare
  • PACE / PACENET

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

 

 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
 

 Consumer Reimbursement Program

 
The Consumer Reimbursement Program is designed to provide financial reimbursement to eligible consumers who incur out-of-pocket costs for Personal Care services.
 

 PDA Waiver Program

 
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging Home and Community Based Waiver program provides extensive in-home and community-based long-term care services to individuals as an alternative to nursing home placement. Eligibility guidelines apply. To start the application process, contact the Pennsylvania Independent Enrollment Broker (PAIEB / Maximus) at 1-877-550-4227 or at: www.paieb.com
 

 Eldercare Daytime Program

 
Eldercare is a community based program for adults which encourages independence and sup­ports older adults in remaining active and healthy in their daily life while remaining in their home. Socialization, meals and snacks, activities and other services provided in a safe and caring adult day care setting.
 

 Volunteer Opportunities

 
 Volunteer Opportunities available for the following programs:
o   Deliver Meals on Wheels
o   Lead Exercise groups
o   Lead senior center activity groups

Assist seniors with Medicare Counseling at PAMedi (formerly APPRISE)

Click here for details

Call Michelle Kaufman at the LCAAA at 717-273-9262 for specific information about volunteer programs
 

 Level of Care Assessment Program

 
A comprehensive needs assessment to determine Level of Care for individuals seeking placement in a Nursing Facility, Assisted Living Facility or Personal Care home.
 

 Senior Community Center Program

 

Keeping our seniors (60+) social, active, healthy, & independent!

Lebanon County has five center locations under this program. Each center offers a social lunch setting, as well as various programs and events, inclusive of fitness/exercise, games, trivia, wellness, consumer education, music entertainment, and day outings.

To learn more about this program and each location, please visit our Senior Center page.

 

 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

 

 Pennsylvania Link

 

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

 

 

 

 
The Berks / Lancaster / Lebanon County LINK to Aging and Disability Resources recently recorded interviews with several local Human Service Agencies.  
 
 
 

 YouTube Interviews with Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging Staff

 
 
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Site Last Updated 05-09-22