Partner Programs

Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging works closely with our programs in the county to bring important services to its senior members. 

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Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) - www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org

 

CEO’s Weinberg Regional Food Bank works through a network of partners to provide

food assistance to people in need in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, and Susquehanna

Counties.

 

NEED HELP WITH FOOD?

If you’re struggling to keep food on the table, let us help you!

Apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps): Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us or apply by phone by calling 570-826-0510.

Find a Food Pantry: www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/find_a_food_pantry 

Jewish Community Center of Scranton (JCC) - www.scrantonjcc.org

 

Our older adult programs provide an atmosphere for a great bunch of friendly, active,

on-the-go seniors over 60! There are many opportunities for seniors to remain active at

the JCC, including exercise and wellness programs, entertainment, socials,guest speakers,

discussion groups, responsible care, movies, informal socializing, cards, Mah Jongg and board games. In addition, informal socializing at the Senior Café!

Jewish Community Center of Scranton

Lackawanna Pro Bono - lackawannaprobono.org

 

Lackawanna Pro Bono provides free legal assistance to low income people who have civil

legal problems in Lackawanna County. Types of cases for which Lackawanna Pro Bono

provides assistance include child custody, child support, protection from abuse, evictions

and other landlord/tenant matters, debtor/creditor matters, unemployment compensation, termination of Social Security disability and SSI benefits, and others. LPB also runs an Elder Law Clinic which provides income qualified Lackawanna County residents age 60 and over with free Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and brief advice on civil legal matters. People who need Lackawanna Pro Bono’s services are encouraged to call (570) 961-2714, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Further information can be found at lackawannaprobono.org.

Lackawanna Pro Bono legal assistance

LIFE Geisinger - www.lifegeisinger.org

 

At LIFE Geisinger, a dedicated, qualified team of senior professionals integrate care daily

to provide individualized solutions for each participant’s unique needs. With one team

overseeing all care, including medical needs, therapies, meals and nutritional counseling,

social services, homecare, adult day services, medications, activities and socialization, personal care and more, you can be assured that all of your needs are met. Our program enables seniors to live independently at home, while receiving the services they need at the center and at home. Additionally, once services are determined to be a need, they are provided at no cost for eligible seniors. Questions? Contact us at

800-395-8759  or www.lifegeisinger.org

Life Geisinger

Meals on Wheels of NEPA - www.mealsonwheelsnepa.org

 

Meals on Wheels of NEPA provides nutrition and supportive services to residents of NEPA.

We strive to provide relief from hunger for the elderly and disabled, decrease the onset of

disease with proper nutrition, and increase home-based support in order to delay or

prevent expensive institutional care. Meals on Wheels of NEPA serves all of Lackawanna County, as well as Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. We deliver meals Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. We offer hot, cold, and frozen nutritious meals delivered directly to your home by friendly staff and/or volunteers. Also, we can accommodate special dietary needs with our dietitian-approved menus. For more information on our programs, you can view our website at www.mealsonwheelsnepa.org or you can call us at 570-346-2421.

Meals On Wheels NEPA

Neighborly - www.NeighborlyPA.com

 

Neighborly opened its “door” in 2020 as your local resource connection. Powered by a

partnership with Aunt Bertha, Neighborly is an easy-to-use web-based community

resource and social care platform designed to help connect individuals in our community

to the programs they need. Neighborly houses up-to-date contact information for resources and programs while providing individuals, providers and community-based organizations the ease of referring to services and tracking outcomes. Designed to grow with the community, Neighborly relies on the help of the neighborhood to continuously add to, update and enhance the directory so that everyone benefits from the information.  Check it out at www.NeighborlyPA.com.  

Neighborly - Web-based community resource

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania - www.nwnepa.org

 

NeighborWorks NEPA coordinates an Aging in Place program which assists homeowners

age 60 and above with small home repairs, critical safety modifications, volunteer led

safety modifications, resource connections and financial capabilities guidance.  Interested

homeowners can obtain a referral for the Aging in Place program by contacting the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging and obtaining a referral.  Questions regarding the program can be directed to Ellen Holden, Aging in Place Specialist at EHolden@nwnepa.org or by calling NWNEPA at 570-558-2490.

Neighbor Works NEPA

Senior Day Services, A Telespond Companywww.seniordayservices.org

Older adults want to remain in their homes as long as possible, and in order to do that

they need supportive services. If you, or a loved one, are having difficulty with tasks of

daily living then you will want to learn about Senior Day Services’ programs that include

Senior Day Services, In-home Personal Care and the Senior Companion Program.

Senior Day Services - In-home personal care

Serving Seniors Inc. - www.servingseniorsnepa.org

Serving Seniors Inc.’s mission is to improve the quality of life and care of older adults

throughout our community, more specifically all residents of long term living facilities. Our

programs include:

  • Ombudsman (advocacy)

  • Guardianship

  • Volunteer Visitation

  • Transportation

  • Volunteer Ombudsman

  • PEER(Pa Empowered Expert Residents Program)

 

We are here to assist all residents of long term care (nursing homes, personal care homes) and their families during this most difficult time and beyond!

For more information please contact us at 570-344-7190, or email:

Ombudsman -    lcombudsman@epix.net

General agency email - servsen@epix.net

Serving Seniors

United Neighborhood Centers - www.uncnepa.org

United Neighborhood Centers provides services to meet the needs of area residents

through our housing opportunities, children and teen programs, education services,

health initiatives, community centers, and food nutrition programs.  Visit our website at

www.uncnepa.org for more information.

United Neighborhood Centers

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Countieswww.uwlc.net

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties works with numerous local agencies to

continually have a positive impact on the community’s most compelling social problems.

Implementing volunteers, collecting resources, bulking up our agency outreach programs

are just a few examples of how the United Way works to serve the community on a daily basis.  If there happens to be a need the United Way doesn’t have a direct solution, we work to help seek a resolution through our diverse network or collaborative partners.

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