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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. http://www.alz.org/desjsepa/

APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling – APPRISE is available to residents of Pennsylvania aged 60 and over to help them with matters concerning their health insurance.

APRISE can be reached at (215) 456-7600.

Center in the Park (CIP) – Center in the Park is a senior center service Northwest Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Center in the Park seeks to promote healthy aging through its numerous services and programs. http://www.centerinthepark.org/

Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities – The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities provides information about services and resources in Delaware to its residents. http://dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/ 

Liberty Resources – Liberty Resources believes that everyone should live independently, even those with disabilities. Liberty provides support, services, and advocates for the rights of the disabled. http://www.libertyresources.org

LIFE Programs – The LIFE Programs offered through PACE strive to seek that elders can maintain independence in daily living.

        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. http://philadelphia.littlebrothers.org/  

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services – The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services site contains information about the various programs and services that New Jersey provides to its aging residents. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/

Pennsylvania Department of Aging – The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has information on various aspects of aging and resources provided in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. http://www.aging.state.pa.us

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) PCA is Philadelphia’s Area Agency on Aging. They provide a variety of services to the older adults of Philadelphia. http://www.pcacares.org/

Philadelphia Senior Center (PSC) Financial Management Service – This program is offered by PSC to help you pay your bills timely.  (215) 546-5879

Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – LIHEAP helps low-income Pennsylvania residents pay their energy bills through grants.http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap/

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) – PACE provides programs for older Pennsylvania residents such as social, medical, and referral services. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PACE/

For PACE services in New Jersey please see this link http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/pace/

SEPTA CCT Connect – Septa’s CTT Connect provides paratransit services to the disabled and seniors. http://septa.org/service/cct/

Suppotive Older Women’s Network (SOWN) – SOWN helps to provide support and services to older women.
http://www.sown.org

National & International

Administration on Aging (AoA) – The Administration on Aging provides older adults and their families a variety of resources centered on aging policy and aging resources. http://www.aoa.gov/

Alzheimer’s Association – The Alzheimer’s Association provides a plethora of information and resources relating to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. http://www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center (ADRER) – ADEAR is a one-stop stop for current information pertaining to Alzheimer’s Disease. The site is comprehensive and provides excellent information. http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/resources/alzheimers-disease-education-and-referral-adear-center

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – The AARP is a one-stop shop for information pertaining to all aspects of retirement. From health to finances the AARP has information covering a wide variety of topics. http://www.aarp.org/ 

Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interest of the Elderly (CARIE) – Based in Philadelphia CARIE provides a variety of programs and services, and helps to educate communities, professional and individuals about issues affecting older adults. http://www.carie.org