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Alzheimer’s Association - Delaware Valley Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter helps to provide information on a variety of services and resources available to families and caregivers of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling
APPRISE is available to residents of Pennsylvania aged 60 and over to help them with matters concerning their health insurance.  Contact APRISE (215) 456-7600.

The Arc
This is a nationwide organization that serves r people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interest of the Elderly
This Philadelphia-based group  provides a variety of programs and services, and helps to educate communities, professional and individuals about issues affecting older adults.

Center in the Park
This group seeks to promote healthy aging through its numerous services and programsIt serves Northwest Philadelphia and the surrounding area. .

Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services
This organization provides comprehensive behavioral health and intellectual disability services through a provider network.  

Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities 
This group provides information about senior services and resources in Delaware

Liberty Resources 
This group provides support, services and advocates for the rights of the disabled.

Living Independently for Elders
This group’s model of care centers around the belief that it is better for older adults and their families if their chronic care needs are provided in the community whenever possible.

        LIFE at Home (Delaware County):  (888) 843-0443
        New Courtland LIFE:  http://www.newcourtlandlife.org/
        Penn LIFE:  http://www.lifeupenn.org/
        Mercy LIFE:  http://www.mercyhealth.org/services/mercy-life/

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
Little Brothers provides volunteer services such as friendship to decrease loneliness and isolation in the elderly population.

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
The Department provides a full suite of programs and services for elderly New Jersey residents. 

Pennsylvania Department of Aging
The Department provides a full suite of programs and services for elderly Pennsylvania residents.  

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
This agency provides a variety of services to the older adults of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Senior Center Financial Management Service
This program helps seniors pay bills in a timely manner. Call (215) 546-5879 for more information.

Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
This program helps low-income Pennsylvania residents pay their energy bills through grants.  

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
This organization provides help for older Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents including information about social, medical, and referral services. Learn more about the

SEPTA Customized Community Transport Connect
Septa’s program provides paratransit services to the disabled and seniors. 

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Administration on Aging
This organization provides older adults and their families with a variety of resources centered on aging policy and aging resources.

Alzheimer’s Association
This organization provides a plethora of information and resources relating to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center
The Center is a resource for current information pertaining to Alzheimer’s Disease. 

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This organization promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

American Association of Retired Persons
This organization is a one-stop shop for information pertaining to all aspects of retirement.

Northwestern Human Services
This group services individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Supportive Older Women’s Network
This group provides support and services to older women.