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Community Resources for Older Adults

July 28, 2020

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. 

Meet Mary Lynn Byers, Day Center Activities Director

July 16, 2020

Mary Lynn Byers joined Telespond Senior Services as its Day Center Activities Director in July 2020. In this role, she is responsible for directing, implementing and evaluating senior recreation activities as well as completing assessment and..

Reopening On-Site Adult Day Care Services

July 15, 2020

As Pennsylvania continues its reopening process, Senior Day Services looks forward to resuming many of our services for older adults in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Below, we’ll share everything we know (so far) about how and when we’re planning to..

Meet Our Volunteers: Warren Barlow, Senior Companion Program

July 15, 2020

A spotlight on one of Senior Day Services’ dedicated Senior Companion Volunteers For over 15 years, Warren Barlow has been connecting with fellow seniors in the Lackawanna County area through Senior Day Services' Companion Program. A northeastern..

Navigating the Costs of Adult Day Care Services

July 7, 2020

Learn how much on-site adult day care services cost—and how you may be able to pay for them. Nervous about the costs of senior care? If so, you’re not alone. One study found that while over 82 percent of adults think it’s a good idea to talk..

Adult Day Care Services 101

July 7, 2020

Everything you need to know about on-site programs for older adults. Three in four Americans wish to stay in their homes as they age. Increasingly, this wish has become a reality for many thanks to advancements in medicine and technology, as well..

5 Things You Might Not Know About Becoming a Senior Companion

June 24, 2020

From monthly stipends to life-long friends, discover the rewards of joining the senior companion community. Senior Companion Dorothy Lutz says her clients have become a part of her family—and she’s become a part of theirs. Warren Barlow enjoys..

Meet Our Volunteers: Dorothy Lutz, Senior Companion Program

June 22, 2020

A spotlight on one of Senior Day Services’ dedicated Senior Companion Volunteers When 82-year-old Dorothy Lutz moved to Scranton, she didn’t know a soul. A native of Hollisterville, PA, Dorothy spent most of her life in the country before..

6 Ways to Show Isolated Seniors They’re Not Alone

June 8, 2020

Simple tips for connecting with elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors during the COVID-19 outbreak Baking cookies with grandma, chatting on the porch of an older neighbor, playing cards at the local senior center…unfortunately, many of these..

Spread Kindness!

May 21, 2020

Many of our region’s homebound and isolated elderly are experiencing unimaginable levels of loneliness. Senior Day Services is seeking volunteers to write a letter or encouraging note, create a drawing or share an uplifting card to be delivered..