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

 
AAA to Hold Annual Public Hearing on October 27, 2020 at 3:00
 
The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is holding its annual Public Hearing on the 2020-2021 Aging Services Block Grant and its 2020-2024 Four Year Plan. The Public Hearing gives County residents the opportunity to learn about the services offered by the AAA and to provide input related to the AAA’s ongoing goals and objectives. Anyone interested in discussing services for Lebanon County residents age 60 and older is encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be held via Zoom, with an option to phone in for those who do not have computer access.  Please click here for more details, including access information.  
 
Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period
Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) will take place October 15-December 7. Both Part D and Medicare Advantage plan members can make plan changes at this time. Appointments can be made Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm.
Visit our APPRISE page for more information.
 
Department of Aging Reminds Older Adults How to Vote Safely in the November General Election
“The Department of Aging urges older Pennsylvanians to keep their health and well-being in mind however they choose to cast their ballot in November,” Sec. of Aging Robert Torres said. “The older adult population consistently votes more often than any other age group, and the turnout for the upcoming election may likely be no different. Therefore, it is important that they are able to vote without putting themselves at risk.”

To read the full news release, click here.
 
 
COVID-19 UPDATE
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. 
 
Four of our five senior centers: Annville/N. Lebanon, Maple Street, & Myerstown are now open.
Due to renovations, Palmyra center will re-open on Monday, 10/26/20.
 
The following resources are available to provide you with more information about COVID 19:
·        Click here for information on Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis
 
·        The Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services operates the Lebanon County Corona Virus Public Dashboard at https://covid19.lcdes.org
 
·        The PA Department of Aging offer a COVID 19 Resource Guide for Older Adults at “COVID-19 Resource Guide for Older Adults” 
 
·        The PA Department of Health website provides information at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus
 
·        The Community Health Council of Lebanon County offers COVID 19 Community Information at http://communityhealthcouncil.com/coronavirus/
   

 

  • Limited appointments are available for Property Tax / Rent Rebate assistance. The deadline to file for a rebate is December 31, 2020. Please call 717-273-9262 for appointment information.

 

 

  • Check out our Aging Connection newsletter - Click here
 

 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.

 

 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.  Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact our Volunteer Resource Coordinator, Ken Bittman at kbittman@lebcnty.org or call 717-273-9262.

Below are current months’ menus:

October 2020 Meals

 

Site Last Updated 10/1/2020
 
 
 

 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.

 

 PA Caregiver Support Program (PCSP)

 

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.

PCSP 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
  • Escorting clients to medical appointments
  • Leading exercise groups
  • Assisting seniors at APPRISE counseling sessions
  • And Many More...
 

 Pennsylvania Link

 

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