Government Resources on Aging Services

  • Aging Services, Inc.

    1005 Oak Street/1001 Oak Street
    Indiana, PA 15701
    Phone: 724-349-4500
    Phone: 724-465-2697
    Toll-free: 800-442-8016
    Emergency/After Hours Phone: 724-349-6190
    Administrative Office Fax: 724-349-9535
    Long Term Care Unit Fax: 724-349-4527
    Website: Aging Services

    Services and Description

    • Provided to adults sixty and over, except as noted
    • Apprise: 800-442-8016 or 724-349-4500
      • The APPRISE program offers counseling and assistance on a variety of topics, including Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplemental Insurance; long-term care financing options; and other health insurance options.
    • Ombudsmen: 724-349-4500
    • Protective Services: 800-442-8016 or 800-482-2122
    • Other Services
      • Senior Center offers socialization, recreation, group dining, preventive health care, nutrition education, exercise classes, education, life skills management, information and referral, transportation, arts and crafts, and volunteer opportunities.
      • Home Delivered Meals
      • Care Management
      • Outreach Services
      • Protective Services (24-hour availability, 724-349-6190 or dial 911 after hours)
      • Ombudsman Services
      • Special/Handicapped Transportation
      • Home Support, including homemaker and chore services
      • Adult Day Care
      • Telephone Reassurance
      • Placement Services—Personal Care Home (age sixty+) and Domiciliary Care (age eighteen+)
      • Senior Employment Program (age fifty-five+)
      • Personal and Technical Assistance Services
      • Respite Care for Caregiver relief
      • Caregiver Support Group
      • Companion Liaison
      • Family Caregiver Support Program (must meet income guidelines)
      • Sixty+ Medical Assistance Waiver Program

    National Institute on Aging

    Building 31, Room 5C27
    31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    Phone: 301-496-1752
    TTY: 1-800-222-4225
    Fax: 301-496-1072
    Website: National Institute on Aging 

    Services and Description

    • The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the twenty-seven Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
    • NIA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research, and specifically, to:
      • Support and conduct high-quality research on:
        • Aging processes
        • Age-related diseases
        • Special problems and needs of the aged
      • Train and develop highly skilled research scientists from all population groups
      • Develop and maintain state-of-the-art resources to accelerate research progress
      • Disseminate information and communicate with the public and interested groups on health and research advances and on new directions for research.

    Pennsylvania Department of Aging

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Department of Aging
    555 Walnut Street, Fifth Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17101-1919
    Phone: 717-783-1550
    Fax: 717-783-6842
    Website: Pennsylvania Department of Aging 

    Services and Description

    • The mission of the department is to enhance the quality of life of all older Pennsylvanians by empowering diverse communities, the family, and the individual.
    • Area Agencies on Aging (See Aging Services, Inc., in this section) should be the initial point of contact at the county level for services to the elderly. They provide a wide range of services, such as assessment of need, care management, in-home services, transportation, protective services, adult daycare, legal services, health care counseling, and senior centers. The Area Agencies on Aging also provide information and referral services to other local agencies and/or organizations as appropriate.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Administration on Aging
    Washington, DC 20201
    Phone: 202-619-0724
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aging: 202-401-4634
    Public Inquiries: 202-619-0724
    Eldercare Locator: 800-677-1116
    Fax: 202-357-3555
    Website: Administration on Aging 

    Administration on Aging Regions II and III Office (includes Pennsylvania)
    26 Federal Plaza, Room 38-102
    New York, NY 10278
    Phone: 212-264-2976 or 212-264-2977
    Fax: 212-264-0114

    Services and Description

    • AoA is the federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. In this role, AoA works to heighten awareness among other federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the nation and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable older people. Through information and referral and outreach efforts at the community level, AoA seeks to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — Medicare

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    7500 Security Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
    Phone:  800-633-4227
    Website: Medicare

    Services and Description

    • Website is the official U.S. Government site to serve people on Medicare
    • Note: For local information on Medicare, see Aging Services, Inc., in this section.