SENIOR CENTER SERVICES
Centers provide numerous services to those over sixty and their spouses, including information on all services and programs listed here. There is no charge for any center sponsored activity, including lunches for those over sixty. There are also many planned activities including guest speakers, films, parties, picnics, trips and more. Also offered are free blood pressure check ups and other health screenings.
SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTERS:
Central City Area Senior Center
103 Sunshine Avenue, Central City, PA 15962 9:30 am to 2:30 pm 814.754.5615
Conemaugh Twp. Senior Center
516 Whistler Street, Hollsopple, PA 15935 9:30 am to 2:30 pm 814.479.2216
Confluence Area Senior Center
700 Reynolds Street, Confluence, PA 15424 9:00 am to 2:00 pm 814.395.5117
Cresson Senior Center
715 Front Street, Cresson, PA 16630
9:00 am to 3:00 pm 814.886.4147
East Hills Senior Center
445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904 8:30 am to 2:30 pm 814.266.6040
Ebensburg Senior Center
209 N Julian Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931
8:30 am to 4:30 pm 814.472.5226
Forest Hills Senior Center
400 Main Street, South Fork, PA 15956 8:30 am to 2:30 pm 814.495.4696
Johnstown Senior Center
550 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
8:00 am to 4:00 pm 814.535.8634
Meyersdale Area Senior Center
120 North Street, Meyersdale, PA 15552 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 814.634.0713
Nanty Glo Senior Center
119 Briar Court, Nanty Glo, 15943 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 814.749.0512
Northern Cambria Senior Center
908 Tracy Drive, Northern Cambria, PA 15714
7:30 am to 3:30 pm 814.948.6711
Patton Senior Center
405 Park Avenue, Patton, PA 16668 8:30 am to 2:30 pm 814.674.5820
Portage Senior Center
505 Farren Street, Portage, PA 15946
8:00 am to 2:00 pm 814.736.4475
Somerset Area Senior Center
1338 South Edgewood, Somerset, PA 15501
8:00 am to 3:00 pm 814.445.7772
Windber Center For Life
700 Fifth Street, Suite 200, Windber PA 15963 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 814.467.5912
OTHER SENIOR SERVICES Area Agency on Aging
Ebensburg Office 814.472.5585
Johnstown Office 814.539.5595
Consumer Protection Bureau
Governor’s Veteran’s Outreach & Assistance Center
Health, PA Dept of Health Info
Meals on Wheels
Nursing Care Facilities
Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE)
Social Security Administration
AREA AGENCY ON AGING:
This agency is the best resource for older citizens in our county. Listed here are their main services. Unless otherwise listed, to get additional information on any of these programs call:
Information and Referral:
Through personal interviews, information is provided on how to access the appropriate services and programs for each person.
Designed to find persons who need assistance but lack access to them due to disability, isolation or other barriers.
Benefits and Insurance
Trained volunteers advise and assist in Medicare, Medicaid, insurance reimbursements and other financial programs.
Transportation services to and from community facilities is available. Priority is given to. health related services, grocery shopping, senior center activities and banking. To arrange transportation call:
Westmoreland County Transit Authority
Prime Time Health:
Empowers seniors to enhance their general physical and mental health. Activities are integrated with programs regularly offered at senior centers.
Basic legal needs such as power of attorney, wills, and living wills are provided to those with proven financial need, or they are referred to AARP’s legal hotline or attorneys who accept reduced fees from seniors.
Complaints and concerns regarding mistreatment of older adults either provided in home or at a care facility can be investigated by trained careworkers.
Elders whose situation is conducive to risk their health or assets can receive case work assistance. Frequent home visits and co-ordination of services and community support, helps the caseworker to protect the clients best interest and preserve their dignity.
Complaints are resolved, through mediation, concerning services provided in nursing homes, personal care homes, or in home recipients regarding the level and quality of care.
Domiciliary Care Program:
Provides community based living to individuals who are unable to live independently due to physical or mental disabilities. Living arrangements are in a family atmosphere and the homes are inspected on a regular basis. Placement is based on the clients care needs.
Placement Assistance for Personal Care and Nursing Homes
In appropriate situations, caseworkers can assist in finding a home and arranging relocation.
All persons applying for Medicaid to assist in paying for nursing home care, applying for the Domiciliary Care Program, or the Personal Care SSI Supplement, as well as persons in need of annual reassessment for these programs, must be evaluated through the Pre-Admission Assessment process.
OBRA Assessments: These assessments are required by any Medicare or Medical Assistance Program participating nursing home to determine if individuals are suffering from any mental disability and if they will require active treatment.
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP):
Volunteers are recruited and assigned to nonprofit organizations registered with the RSVP. Placement is based on the persons interests, skills and avaUable time. For information call:
Cambria County 814.539.4511
Indiana County 800.442.8016 Somerset County 814.443.1218 Westmoreland County 724.925.4213
Senior Community Service Employment Program:
Makes a concerted effort to place economically disadvantaged persons, over 55 years old, in the work force. Some enrollees are hired into agency or government programs or into nonprofit organizations.
Provides a comprehensive range of services specifically designed to put displaced workers over the age of 55 back into the private business sector.
CARE MANAGED SERVICES:
This is intended to assure the appropriate delivery of a wide variety of services, ranging from the provision of information to intensive in-home support.
Home Delivered Meals: Provides those who qualify, and cannot attend congregate meals at the senior center, with a reliable source of regular nutrition. Provisions are made for times when meals cannot be delivered such as snow emergencies, etc.
Nutrition Outreach: This provides immediate and/or temporary home delivered meals, when necessary, such as immediately after a hospital discharge. A person can also be evaluated for continual nutritional support or have the assistance terminated when they can again prepare meals for themselves. Personal Care: This provides in-home services on a short term basis after a hospital discharge, surgery, or other circumstance that makes these services necessary. Services include eating assistance, personal hygiene, etc. Home Support: Helps seniors with home maintenance such as cleaning, laundry, shopping, etc. it is intended to maintain the safety and comfort of the home environment.
Family Caregiver Support Program: This provides monthly financial support to in-home caregivers to pay for supplies, personal care, respite care; etc. It also provides some financial assistance for home improvements necessary for the provision of care. There is an Income eligibility determination for this program. Options Care Management: Intended to allow people who would normally need nursing home care attention, but with physician coordinated effort, can remain at home. Usually the primary care giver is a family member and intensive services are coordinated through a caseworker. Financial assistance is available through this program to those who qualify. Adult Daily Activities Program: This offers daytime opportunities for social and educational programs as well as congregate lunches in a supervised setting. It also allows for a respite for a primary care giver. Shared cost programs are available to those who qualify. Respite Care: Provides relief to individuals who are providing 24 hour care to a loved one. It allows care givers “time off” for themselves which allows them to better care for their loved one in the long term. Attendant Care: A limited number of physically handicapped people can receive subsidized attendant care. In eating, dressing and bathing and require a minimum of 15 to 20 hours of care per week.
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