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Local area agencies on Aging help coordinate disaster assistance for older Pennsylvanians

Written by witf | Oct 29, 2012 12:01 PM
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Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) can coordinate shelter or find services for older Pennsylvanians during Hurricane Sandy. Residents are encouraged to visit www.aging.state.pa.us or call 1-800-490-8505 to be connected with an AAA in their local area.

AAAs are the local representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. They carry out many programs such as:

  • Home delivered meals;
  • Family caregiver support;
  • In-home services;
  • Assistance for individuals with finding residential living and domiciliary care; and
  • Protective services.

In counties affected by power outages or flooding from the storm, the AAAs are prepared to handle the immediate and long-term needs of older adults and their families.

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