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FREE Safeguarding Seniors Event, Tuesday June 25, 2024, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA - REGISTER TODAY

* - Tuesday, May 21, 2024

                       

Lehigh County, in collaboration with sponsors including AARP, Temple University, Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, and the District Attorney Office of Lehigh County are excited to announce an informative event taking place on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, called SAFEGUARDING SENIORS. The affair is being held in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The event features many wonderful presentations and opportunities for interactions to help promote the security, dignity and advocacy of our elders.  There will be free lunch provided and there is ample on-site parking.

The day will feature two separate presentations targeted to specific audiences.  The morning session is tailored to professionals, and the afternoon session will share information specific to the community and general public. While professionals are welcome to attend both sessions, we kindly request they register for each session individually.

Please see the agendas and registration links below.  PLEASE BE SURE THAT THE SESSION YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR IS THE SESSION YOU INTEND TO ATTEND.

Please click on link below to register:

Professional Agenda               Professional Registration Link  

Public Agenda                        Public Registration Link

Any questions, feel free to contact Jessica Yaich, Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services Program Analyst, 610-782-3096.

 
     

2024 Farmers Market Voucher Information and Application

* - Monday, April 15, 2024

2024 Farmers Market Voucher Information and Application

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service will again distribute Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to eligible senior citizens through the mail while supplies last.  Last day for voucher applications to be mailed is September 30, 2024. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household income is within the income guidelines: $27,861 for a one-person household and $37,814 for a two-person household. To qualify you must be 60 or older (or turn 60 by 12/31/24) and meet the household income guidelines. A one-person household is eligible to receive five $10 vouchers and a two-person household ten $10 vouchers one time only. A list of local farmers' markets where the vouchers may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables can be found at www.pafmnp.org and will also be mailed to you with your vouchers. This program does not include eligibility for seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, convents, or residential facilities where meals are provided. The vouchers will not be accepted at grocery stores and must be used by November 30, 2024. Farmers Market Vouchers will be mailed after receipt from the Department of Agriculture.  You may complete the application form that is located below and email it to agingandadult@lehighcounty.org or print the application, complete it and mail it to the office.  If you require a paper copy, call 610- 782-3200 to request an application be mailed to you.         Farmers Market Voucher Application - English        Farmers Market Voucher Application - Espanol

 
     

Unsung Hero Award Recipients 2024

Pictured, back row, left to right: Donald Hill, Carol Gonzalez, Carole O’Connell, Douglas Roysdon, Marc Kuster, Raymond Bieak, Frances Deprill, LuAnn Epstein, Michael Carter, Dr. Charles Gardner, David Adam Front Row, left to right: Marvin Charles, Rose Marie Fenstermacher, Mary Schaeffer, Lana Snyder, Bonnie Sipics, Isabel “Grace” Moyer, Rose Venditto, and Jean Adam

Congratulations to our 19 Unsung Heroes who were acknowledged at the Annual Unsung Hero event held on May 15, 2024.  An Unsung Hero displays routine and exceptional generosity of their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and make our community a better place! 

     

Caregiving Tools and Resources

     

Contact

Aging and Adult Services
Government Center, Room: 230
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown Pennsylvania 18101
Phone: 610-782-3034
Fax: 610-820-2028
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About Aging and Adult Services

SeniorsThe Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services is committed to supporting and empowering the well being of all adults 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.

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Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services has a wide variety of programs and services available. Information and Assistance is available to answer questions about specific programs and services. Assistance with benefit applications such as PACE, Property Tax/Rent Rebate, and other applications are also available. Information and listings of Subsidized Apartment buildings, Home Health Care Agencies Personal Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Adult Day Care Centers, home delivered meals, and health insurance counseling are also available.

For additional information and eligibility requirements of the programs and services available through the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services, you may contact the Lehigh County Information and Referral Unit at (610) 782-3200 or email our agency at agingandadult@lehighcounty.org 

     

Highlights

Message from PA Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services has been working diligently to get the word out to covered individuals and families to assure that they maintain important health insurance coverage going forward. The Department has also been analyzing data to see where more effort may be needed to assure that our clients understand the steps they must take to re-enroll in the event their cases have closed. We are hoping that you will connect with any community-based organizations within  your county that can help get the word out. Your understanding of the unique aspects of the communities you serve will be highly beneficial in helping spread the word. Resources to assist in communicating with residents within your county can be found on the PA Department of Human Services Website here

Benefits of Pennsylvania Lottery
During the 2021-22 Fiscal Year, the Pennsylvania Lottery generated a profit of nearly $1.2 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians through a variety of programs and services. Click here to view the benefits of the lottery in each County for Older Pennsylvanians.

Online Caregiving Tool
Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is working with Trualta to provide online tools and resources to caregivers in Lehigh County. Trualta is a FREE online platform designated to help families build skills to manage care at home for their aging loved ones. Once you are registered, you have unlimited access to articles and tips about caregiving.