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Caring for an elderly loved one can be overwhelming to navigate on your own.  Below are some local, state, and national resources which may help you and your family access the services you need. 

Local & State Resources

  • Allied Services Integrated Health System
    Healthcare Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: Allied Services Integrated Health System is a non-profit health system dedicated to providing compassionate, cost-effective care. We are the leading provider of healthcare and human services for people with disabilities, life-changing injuries and chronic illness in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Learn more...

  • Center for Independent Living
    Resources for Seniors with Disabilities
    From their website: Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. Through ACES$, MyCIL provides Client-first FMS solutions in five states. Learn more…

  • COLTS Bus Shared Ride Program
    Transportation for Seniors
    From their website: Seniors 65 years of age and older may qualify for the PA Shared Ride Program and be able to ride at no charge. Learn more…

  • Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: Jewish Family Service is a human service organization which reflects the Jewish tradition of caring and compassion for all people in need. Through professional counseling, advocacy and educational programming, our services seek to enhance and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life. Learn more about their services for seniors...

  • Lackawanna Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging’s mission is to serve and protect older adults, act as a resource for families, and enhance opportunities for individuals to be empowered in areas of health and wellness, dignity and independence. The AAA implements various programs for older adults and the caregivers throughout Lackawanna County. Learn more…

  • Lackawanna County Library System
    Events and Programming for Seniors
    From their website: The Lackawanna County Library System cooperates with a wide variety of community organizations, allowing library members to receive discounted admission to cultural events, visit specialized archival and museum collections, and access specialized historical, legal, and medical collections through the Library Catalog. Learn more…

  • Meals on Wheels of NEPA
    Nutrition for Seniors
    From their website: The mission of Meals on Wheels of NEPA is to provide nutrition and supportive services to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In order to carry out our mission, we strive to accomplish the following: provide relief from hunger for the elderly and disabled; decrease onset of disease with good nutrition; increase home based support to delay or prevent expensive institutional care. Learn more…

  • Medical Assistance Transportation Program
    Transportation for Seniors
    From their website: The Medical Assistance Transportation Program, also known as MATP, provides transportation to medical appointments for Medical Assistance recipients who do not have transportation available to them. The individual’s county of residence will provide the type of transportation that is the least expensive while still meeting their needs. Learn more…

  • Neighborly
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: Neighborly helps individuals and families find free or reduced-cost services in their communities. Search for local resources to access food, housing, childcare, transportation, utility assistance, healthcare, financial assistance and other needs. Learn more…

  • NeighborWorks of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Home Improvement & Repair for Seniors
    From their website: NeighborWorks revitalizes neighborhoods and creates opportunities for individuals and families to improve their lives through quality housing and financial guidance. Learn more about their services for elderly homeowners…

  • NEPA 211
    Healthcare and Human Services Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: PA 2-1-1 Northeast is part of the national 2-1-1 Call Centers initiative designed to provide an easy-to-remember telephone number, chat, text, and a web resource for finding health and human services information for everyday needs and crisis situations. Learn more...

  • NEPA Aging Network Alliance
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: NEPA Aging Network Alliance was established in 2013 when members of the Senior Networking Alliance and the Coalition for Aging Services joined together with the goal of promoting awareness of services and issues affecting older adults in Northeast Pennsylvania. NANA is working to accomplish this goal through education, advocacy, networking and coalition building. Learn more...

  • PennDOT Senior Transit
    Transportation for Seniors
    From their website: Pennsylvania offers free transit and shared-ride programs to help provide affordable transportation options for senior citizens. Learn more…

  • Pennsylvania Department of Aging
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is responsible for the administration of all aging programs and services for the commonwealth and promotes prevention and protection for older Pennsylvanians. Learn more…

  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Health is to promote healthy behaviors, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all people in Pennsylvania. Learn more about their resources for older adults and for caregivers…

  • Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Helpline
    Legal Support for Seniors
    From their website: The Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Helpline (1-877-727-7529) is a free and confidential telephone service, staffed by attorneys, providing legal information, advice and referrals to senior citizens (60 years and older) throughout the state. Learn more...

  • Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Inc
    Home Modification for Seniors
    From their website: Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency’s Weatherization Department is an independent sub-contractor for Lackawanna County Area on Aging to provide home modification services to eligible individuals 60 years and older. Learn more…

  • The Greenhouse Project
    Events and Programming for Seniors
    From their website: The Greenhouse Project is excited to announce a partnership with The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging to provide wellness programs to those sixty years and older. Our free programs give seniors the opportunity to leave their homes, strengthen and move their bodies, stimulate their creativity and minds, and interact with people of all ages. Learn more...

  • The Wright Center for Community Health
    Healthcare Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: The mission of The Wright Center for Community Health and its affiliated entity, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education is to improve the health and welfare of our community through inclusive and responsive health services and the sustainable renewal of an inspired, competent workforce that is privileged to serve. Learn more about their patient care services…

  • United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) is one of the largest, and longest operating, nonprofit organizations in the region. The agency’s purpose is to meet the needs of local low-income families, seniors, and youth, while also empowering them to attain self-sufficiency. Learn more about their senior initiatives…

  • United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: The mission of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is to improve the quality of life for the people of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and surrounding communities by serving as a catalyst for community problem solving and by conducting an efficient, encompassing volunteer fund raising effort to positively impact the community’s most compelling social problems. Learn more about their senior initiatives…

National Resources

  • Alzheimer’s Association
    Resources for Seniors Living with Alzheimer’s and Caregivers
    From their website: Alzheimer’s Association provides information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The association also operates a 24-hour helpline (1-800-272-3900) for confidential support and information for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers, families, and the public. Learn more…

  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website:Enhancing the quality of life for all as we age—not just serving our nearly 38 million members—is the mission of AARP. At its heart, the work that AARP and its affiliates do can be summed up in just 12 words: “We fight for and equip each individual to live their best life.” Learn more…

  • A Place for Mom
    Advisory Services for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: At A Place for Mom, we believe every family has a unique story. Understanding that story is the key to helping you find the right living arrangement for your loved one. That’s why we have always connected families to real, local Senior Living Advisors. Learn more…

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Healthcare Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. Learn more…

  • Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services
    Healthcare Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website:The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service pledge to put patients first in all of our programs – Medicaid, Medicare, and the Health Insurance Exchanges. To do this, we must empower patients to work with their doctors and make health care decisions that are best for them. Learn more…

  • Drug Watch
    Healthcare Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: Drugwatch provides information on high-risk medical products and health issues, and helps people take legal action if they’ve been injured. Learn more about their initiatives for seniors…

  • Family Caregiver Alliance
    Resources for Caregivers
    From their website:The mission of the Family Caregiver Alliance is to improve the quality of life for caregivers and the people who receive their care. Learn more…

  • Institute on Aging
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website:As the leading advocate for older adults and those who care for them, the Institute on Aging offers a broad spectrum of services and support to help seniors maintain their independence as long as it is safe to do so. Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line (800-971-0016) is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. Learn more…

  • National Center on Elder Abuse
    Healthcare and Legal Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website:The National Council on Elder Abuse provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public. Learn more...

  • National Institute on Aging
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website:As one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, the National Institute on Aging leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The Institute seeks to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life. Learn more…

  • Nursing Home Abuse Justice
    Healthcare and Legal Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website:The goal of Nursing Home Abuse Justice is to educate seniors and their loved ones of the horrors of abuse and neglect in assisted living facilities. By understanding the warning signs, you can work to end the cycle of abuse inflicted on helpless seniors. Learn more…

  • Retail Savings Guide for Baby Boomers
    Financial Resources for Seniors
    From their website:The Retail Savings Guide for Baby Boomers looks at how seniors can save money on everyday purchases – whether they feel like they deserve the designation or not. Learn more…

  • Social Security Administration
    Financial Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation's history. Learn more…

  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Healthcare Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website:The US Consumer Product Safety Commission's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Learn more…

  • US Department of Health and Human Services
    General Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services. Learn more about their services for seniors…

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
    General Resources for Senior Veterans and Caregivers
    From their website: The mission of the US Department of Veterans Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. Learn more about their services for elderly veterans and for caregivers…

  • US Food & Drug Administration
    Nutrition and Healthcare Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
    From their website: The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. Learn more about their services for seniors…

  • Veterans Crisis Line
    Healthcare Resources for Senior Veterans
    From their website: The Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255; Press 1) is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Learn more...

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