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 UPDATES
 
 
VACCINE UPDATE
April 13, 2021
 
Pennsylvania released new guidelines effective April 13, 2021 that all adults are eligible to schedule an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine.  Information about how to obtain the vaccine may be found here: https://www.lcdes.org/covid-info/.   Adults aged 60 and over may call the Area Agency on Aging (717-273-9262) if they need more information on scheduling those appointments.  Adults, age 60 and over, who are homebound and unable to travel for a vaccine may call 717-273-9262 to receive information on other opportunities to receive a vaccine.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Important Senior Community Center Update as of 4/13/21
 
As a preventative step against the COVID -19 pandemic, Lebanon County Area Agency On Aging’s five Senior Community centers will be closed until further notice.
 
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 and/or material.  
 
 
 
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: 
 
 
 
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 PUBLIC MEETINGS   (click here for details)
Presented by:
                APPRISE Program
                Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP)
                Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
                Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA)
 
These meetings are open to the public, topics that will be covering are Extra Help/Medicare Savings
Programs, Medicare Coverage of COVID treatment and vaccines and fraud and prevention.
 
 
 
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Information for tax year 2020
 
Unfortunately no new appointments are available from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program for the 2020 tax season. Please note that if you are expecting a tax refund you may file your 2020 taxes during the 2021 tax season without penalty. Also note that you can file your taxes for free at www.irs.gov.
 
 

  

Are you feeling lonely? Isolated from friends / family due to COVID? Are you in need of companionship?  If so, then The RSVP Caring Calls Program may be right for you!  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

 

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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.  For referrals, please call 717-273-9262.

 
Below are current months’ menus:
 
Meals on Wheels volunteers are always welcome. To volunteer please call 717-273-9262 and ask for Ken Bittman.
Site Last Updated 04/12/2021
 
 
 

 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...
 

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