Services

The Franklin County Area Agency on Aging operates eight Senior Activity Centers throughout the county, each being as individual as the participants who attend them.  To learn more about the individual centers you may call or email staff at the listed telephone numbers and email addresses. They will be happy to provide information on programs, special events and daily activities, at their sites.

Services at a Glance

Services for persons 60 or older; spouse of a consumer 60 or older; disabled adult child living with parents who are 60 or older; a personal aide who is under 60 and accompanying an adult 60 or older.

Daily congregate meal program; meals served at 12:00 PM; no charge; suggested donation of $2.00 per person.
No registration fees to attend; fees for some special programs and events.
Annual nutrition screening and education.
Regularly scheduled social/recreational and educational programming.
Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Day Care Services

A program of structured activities provided to functionally disabled adults living in the community. This program helps to maintain or improve the client's level of functioning and offers respite to family caregivers. Adult Day Service is a term used to describe a variety of programs designed to meet the special needs of functionally impaired older adults. Adult Day Services allows the impaired older person to continue to live in the community while participating in a program of social, recreational, health and rehabilitative activities designed to maintain or improve his/her level of functioning.

Care Management

A series of coordinated activities performed by casework staff including: comprehensive needs assessment, development of a plan of care, periodic comprehensive reassessment and discharge when appropriate. Care Management seeks to obtain the most appropriate cost-effective, long-term care services available.

Counseling

Available to improve problem solving or coping skills of individuals, couples or families.

Domiciliary Care

For adults who are unable to care for themselves independently but who do not require nursing home care. Clients may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These adults are offered placement and supervised care in licensed private homes.

Family Caregiver Support Program

Provides a combination of services and financial assistance to families caring for a functionally dependent older relative living with them. Services include: comprehensive needs assessment, benefits counseling, caregiver training and education. Families are provided with financial assistance with ongoing caregiving expenses, home modifications and assistive devices. A Family Caregiver Support Group is held once a month. Please call the office for details.

Grandparents Program

Support services are available which include: 1. Information to caregivers about available services 2. Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services 3. Individual counseling, organization of support groups, training of caregivers to assist them in decision making and problem-solving that are related to their caregiving roles and 4. Reimbursement for services and/or supplies.

Home Delivered Meals

A nutritional noon meal is provided Monday through Friday to consumers who are at least 60 years of age, a resident of Franklin County, complete an assessment and meet one or more of the eligibility guidelines to receive meals. Income is not considered. Income is not considered. Volunteers coordinated through Senior Activity Centers, provide delivery of meals to consumers. Areas located more than five miles from a senior center will receive multiple packs of frozen meals. Donations accepted.

Information and Referral

Agency staff is available to provide information related to services and benefits for older adults. Assistance is provided to complete forms or answer questions concerning PACE/PACENET, Property Tax/Rent Rebates, LIHEAP and Fuel Assistance, etc.

Legal Services

Restricted to non-fee generating services, like consultation on civil legal problems, Advance Directives, Power of Attorney and wills. This service is limited to lo-income individuals.

Lifeline

A personal emergency response system linking older adults to 24-hour emergency assistance at the push of a button. Sponsorship limited to low income individuals.

Medical Equipment and Supplies

Medical/adaptive equipment such as tub rails, hoyer lifts, seat extenders, etc., is available for loan. An extensive list of loan equipment through other community agencies is also available.

Nursing Home Transition

Pennsylvania's Enhanced Nursing Home Transition enables eligible nursing home residents to safely return to a more self sufficient life-style by providing information through long-term living counseling on home and community-based services.

Ombudsman

A service that receives, investigates and resolves complaints made by or on behalf of older residents of nursing homes, personal care homes, domiciliary care homes and home health care agencies.

PDA Waiver Program

The PDA Waiver Program provides long-term care services to qualified older Pennsylvanians living in their homes and communities.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be 60 or older; be assessed as nursing facility clinically eligible (NFCE) as determined by the current assessment process; and meet financial eligibility requirements for participation in the MA program, income limit is $2,022.00/month (2009) and asset limit is $8,000 for a single person and $27,000.00 for a married couple.

Personal Assistance Service

Available to functionally disabled older adults with a need of daily assistance. Services include bathing, dressing, meal preparation, feeding, toileting, and transferring.

Personal Care

For clients who have a need for "hands on" personal care. Services include bathing, dressing/undressing, feeding, toileting, etc.

Protective Services/Elder Abuse

Provided to incapacitated older adults unable to perform or obtain services that are necessary to maintain physical or mental health, for whom there is no responsible caretaker and who are at imminent danger to person or property.

Agency staff are available to receive reports, investigate and take necessary actions regarding abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment.
Call 1-800-642-6990
24-hour on-call service available

Respite

Relief granted to caregivers who provide 24 hour care. Services include personal care, meal preparation and supervision.

Available weekdays 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Senior Activity Centers

Offer social activities, recreation, education, arts and crafts, health programs and nutritious noon meals Monday through Friday. Menus and activities are published in a monthly newsletter.

On-line computers are available at all of the activity centers.

Volunteer Services

A variety of opportunities are available to persons willing to give of their time. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals, make visits to individuals in the community and at facilities, assist at senior activity centers and instruct arts and craft classes.