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SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Toll-free number 1-888-300-2704
The Agency provides a full range of programs and services including:
- home and community based services
- employment assistance
- health promotion
- information and assistance
- legal assistance
- home-delivered meals
- protective services
- senior community centers
- adult day care
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (MATP)
Medical Assistance Transportation Program provides non-emergency medical transportation, bus tickets, and after-the-fact reimbursement for transportation to medical appointments to residents of Allegheny County who have a valid Pennsylvania ACCESS ( Medical Assistance) Card. Both physical and behavioral health care appointments are included.
Call for info and to enroll:
APPRISE HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING PROGRAM
APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.
The toll-free APPRISE Helpline is 1-800-783-7067, all services are free and confidential.
AGE WELL PITTSBURGH
Provides services regardless of age and client’s ability to pay.
One-stop resource that links older adults, their family members, friends and caregivers to solutions for issues related to aging.
- Information and Referral
- Adult Day Service
- In-Home Caregiver
- Food & Meal Services
- Medical Services
- Support Groups
- Personal Safety
- Career Development
Anyone 60 years of age or older or disabled residing in Allegheny County is eligible. Interested postal patrons register to participate in the program at their local senior centers or through AAA. The letter carrier may watch for any signs of distress such as an unusual accumulation of mail. If the letter carrier finds an accumulation of mail, he or she may report this to the postal supervisor who will report it to AAA. AAA will then try to contact the customer by phone. If he/she cannot be reached, the agency personnel will try to contact a friend or relative who has been designated. If a friend or a relative cannot be reached, AAA will contact the police to check on the health and well-being of the customer.
HILL HOUSE SENIOR SERVICE CENTER
Center services, information and referral, outreach