Below are some non-profit resources to assist you. For additional information, please contact the Senior Center at (610) 444-4819.
Chester County Department of Aging Services
Provides county residents aging-related programs and services.
- Address: 601 Westtown Road, Suite 130
PO Box 2747
West Chester, PA 19380-0990
- Phone: 800-692-1100 x6350
- Phone: 610-344-6350
- TTY: 610-344-5233
- Fax: 610-344-5996
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Provides residents of Pennsylvania with information about all state aging-related programs and services.
- Address: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Aging
555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1919
- Phone: 717-783-1550
- Fax: 717-783-6842
Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
The PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is designed to help persons with disabilities and seniors find information that will connect them to supports and services in their community.
PA Link to Aging and Disability Resource Center Toll-Free Helpline: 1-800-753-8827
How can PA Link assist you and/or your family?
- Easily connect you to local services/supports through any PA Link partner agency
- Explore existing options to ensure a secure plan for independence
- Assist consumers with applications to determine funding eligibility
- Help consumers remain or return to their community because of a disability, an illness or accident, or to transition from an institution back to the community
There is no charge for information and assistance provided by any PA Link or PA Link partner agency.
Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight
Effective July 1, 2021, APPRISE is now Pennsylvania Medicare Education and
Decision Insight, PA MEDI – Same Program, Same Services for Pennsylvania’s
Medicare Beneficiaries, now with a New Name.
Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) offers free Medicare counseling to older Pennsylvanians. PA MEDI Counselors are specially trained to answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.
PA MEDI Counselors do not sell Medicare products but rather offer current, unbiased Medicare education to help you make the most informed choice about the Medicare options available to you.
Our PA MEDI Counselors can help you:
- Understand Medicare eligibility and enrollment
- Understand your Medicare benefits by explaining what services are covered under Medicare Parts A and B and your Medicare Summary Notice
- Understand your Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) benefit
- Make informed choices about Medicare coverage options, Medigap policies and Medicare Advantage Plans
- Understand financial assistance programs that may be available to help pay for your Medicare premiums, deductible and co-pays, as well as your prescription drug needs (Extra Help and Medicare Savings Plan)
- Understand and assist with the Medicare appeal process
- Understand benefits under Long-Term Care policies by making presentations on Medicare to your group or organization
To get started contact the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serving your local area using the AAA Locator.
All Senior Centers in Chester County PA offer PA MEDI counseling.
The PA MEDI Helpline is also available at 1-800-783-7067 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The National Council on Aging provides information about advocacy, economic security, healthy living, senior centers and more. It’s mission: “We believe every person deserves to age well.”
Since 1950, NCOA has been improving the lives of millions of older adults. Learn about the work they do, the people it serves, and why equitable aging matters now more than ever at the link below.
Medicare Website – Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65. You may be eligible to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Visit the link below to learn more, sign up, find healthcare providers and more.
What Is BenefitsCheckUp?
BenefitsCheckUp® is the nation’s most comprehensive online tool to connect older adults and people with disabilities to benefits. We’ll make it easy to see if you may be eligible—and then help you find out where to apply online or how to get help from a benefits counselor.
BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) – Extra Help, among others.
Visit https://benefitscheckup.org/ to learn more and to use the tool.