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

 
 
Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT - OCTOBER 15TH – DECEMBER 7TH
 
PA MEDI is now taking appointments for the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, which runs October 15th through December 7th.  Make sure your Medicare plan for 2022 meets your needs and is the most cost effective.  Review your current coverage and compare your plan with the options.  Get clear answers to questions and enrollment assistance to change your plan.  To schedule a free Medicare counseling appointment, call PA MEDI at 717-273-9262.  PA MEDI is a State Health Insurance Assistance Program administered and funded in part through Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Administration for Community Living.
 
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.
 
Medicare’s Annual Disenrollment Period (ADP) will take place from January 1-February 15.  People with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will only be able to return to Original Medicare and join a stand-alone prescription drug (Part D) plan.
 
 
The Area Agency on Aging is holding their annual Public Hearing on October 26th at 3:00 pm via Zoom. The Public Hearing gives County residents the opportunity to learn about the services AAA offers and to provide input related to the agency’s ongoing goals and objectives. The presentation will include information regarding the 2021-2022 Aging Services Block Grant. You can join at the date and time listed using this link: (https://lebcounty-org.zoom.us/j/85712230147?pwd=bjZpcU8zV2xzeWl1dmhHWVVWOTZGUT09). You can also participate by phone: 1-929-205-6099 (meeting ID – 85712230147; password – 162034). We hope to see you then!
 
 
 

Effective July 1, 2021, APPRISE is now Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight, PA MEDI – Same Program, Same Services for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries, now with a New Name.

 
 
COVID-19 UPDATES
 
 
Senior Community Center Update as of 6/7/21
Four of the five agency’s center have reopened 5 days per week.  The agency’s Palmyra center is open Wednesdays only. 
Until further notice, certain restrictions will still be in effect. These include reservations needed for all programs, including meals, mask wearing, room occupancy limits & social distancing.
For questions and more detailed information, contact any of our Senior Community Centers or call the Lebanon Area Agency on Aging @ 717-273-9262.
 
VACCINE UPDATE
COVID Vaccines
 
 
Did you get yours?  Vaccines are the best way to protect against the virus, including the new variants like the Delta variant.  The protection is against severe disease, hospitalization and death.  Remember, you are not fully vaccinated until after the 2nd dose of both the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. If you need assistance in making an appointment, call our office at 717-273-9262.  
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Property Tax/Rent Rebate submission deadline has been extended to December 31st, 2021. For those who need help filling out the form, contact the agency office number at 717-273-9262 to schedule an appointment with one of our volunteers. Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms can be found here (https://www.revenue.pa.gov/FormsandPublications/FormsforIndividuals/PTRR/Pages/default.aspx).
 
 
 

 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

 
Meal delivery for seniors who are unable to afford food or who are unable to prepare or cook meals.  

 

  

 

 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
  • Property Tax Rent Rebate

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 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 Centers

 
Lebanon County has 5 Senior Center locations, each providing a wide variety of programs and activities. Events include fitness / wellness programs, exercise classes, billiards, Bingo, Arts & Crafts, informative speakers / historians, trivia challenges, local musicians and concerts, bus trips and group outings. A hot, nutritious meal is available to those aged 60+.

Visit our Senior Center page for information on the individual centers' activities.

 

 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

 

 

 

YouTube Interviews with Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging Staff:
 
The Berks / Lancaster / Lebanon County LINK to Aging and Disability Resources recently recorded interviews with several local Human Service Agencies.  
 
 
 
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Site Last Updated 10-01-2021