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Lehigh-Northampton LINK (ADRC)

Lehigh-Northampton  LINK, an Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (ADRC), is a collaborative effort funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to provide information and linkages to long-term services and supports for people over 60 and persons between the ages of 18 and 59 with disabilities.

The Lehigh-Northampton LINK Network will consist of core partners and collaborative partners.

The core partners will provide information and assistance services to the target populations and both private pay and publicly funded individuals; promote the LINK network; and foster a collaborative relationship with other agencies in Lehigh and Northampton County that provide supportive services to the target populations. These agencies will become Lehigh-Northampton LINK collaborative partners.

Lehigh-Northampton LINK Core Partners:

  • Lehigh County Aging & Adult Services
    Lehigh County Government Center
    17 South 7th Street
    Allentown, PA 18101
    (610) 782-3200

    The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services is committed to supporting and empowering the well being of all adult of all ages, residing in Lehigh County. The office advocates for Lehigh County residents and provides a wide range of services and information to help adults to be well informed. Information and assistance is provided to enable individuals to remain active, healthy, productive and independent in their community.

  • Northampton County Area Agency on Aging
    2801 Emrick Blvd.
    Bethlehem, PA 18020
    (610) 829-4540

      
    The Northampton County Area Agency on Aging provide local services, act as advocates, and generally assist older citizens to remain active in their communities. Northampton County Area Agency on Aging operates under guidance from the PA Department of Aging with County, State, and Federal funding.

  • Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
    713 N. 13th Street
    Allentown, PA 18103
    (610) 770-9781

    Lehigh Valley's only cross-disability organization providing services for persons with all types of disabilities.

  • Lehigh County Apprise
    Lehigh County Government Center
    17 South 7th Street
    Allentown, PA 18101
    (610) 782-3200

    The Apprise Program is comprised of health insurance counselors that help you understand your health insurance options. This is a federally funded program designed to answer questions older adults have about Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and preventative care.

  • Northampton County Apprise
    2801 Emrick Blvd.
    Bethlehem, PA 18020
    (610) 829-4540

    The Apprise Program is comprised of health insurance counselors that help you understand your health insurance options. This is a federally funded program designed to answer questions older adults have about Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and preventative care.

The collaborative partners consist of agencies and organizations that work with housing issues, transportation, employment, county government, and agencies and organizations that serve people with disabilities that overlap with the targeted populations. These partners will participate in meetings and cross training sessions, both as a participant and as a trainer, to collaborate about available programs and services for the aging and disabled community. Please click here to view a list of our local LINK partners.

Goals of the Lehigh-Northampton LINK Network:

  • Streamline access to long-term living services and supports to make access to such services easier for the target populations;
  • Create consistent policies and protocols for such services;
  • Create a collaborative network in Lehigh and Northampton County that consists of those agencies that provide services and supports, either primary or ancillary, to the target populations with the shared goal of having those individuals living as independently as possible for as long as possible;
  • Create a knowledgeable network of agencies that have a basic understanding of the long-term living system and services and supports available to the target populations, both private paying and public supported;
  • Implement consistent information and referral protocols so that individuals are linked to the services they need rather than left to navigate the long-term living system on their own;
  • Utilize common information and referral protocols to provide efficient and accurate consumer referrals.

 

  
 
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