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Berks County

2014

Resource

DIRECTORY

for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled

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A Message From the Publisher

Welcome to the 2014 Berks County Resource DIRECTORY for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled!

With hundreds of listings, the Resource DIRECTORY is a free-yetpriceless source of information for Berks County residents who are over age 50 as well as those who are caring for a loved one. It also includes valuable information for people with disabilities or those caring for them. The Resource DIRECTORY is available wherever you are, whenever you need it, online at www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com. And for the many people who prefer their information in print, we also publish the Resource DIRECTORY as a hard-copy edition. In either format, you’ll find that Berks County offers an abundance of organizations and services to meet your needs. Flip through the easy-to-read pages to find options for living communities, healthcare providers, legal counsel, food and nutrition benefits, home repair assistance, and so much more. In addition to your many local resources, there are state and federal programs available that can provide assistance as well, and their information is also included within the pages of the Resource DIRECTORY. Without the financial support and community commitment of the Resource DIRECTORY’s sponsors and advertisers, we would be unable to produce this informational resource. We sincerely thank them for their contributions. Sincerely,

Donna K. Anderson, Publisher

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Adult Day Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Area Agency On Aging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Assistive Technology/Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Care Assessment Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Caregiver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Consumer Protection/Complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Counseling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Dental Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Domestic Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Emergency Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Energy Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Eye Care Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Resource DIRECTORY for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled is published annually by On-Line Publishers, Inc., 3912 Abel Drive, Columbia, PA 17512 (717) 285-1350 • (717) 770-0140 • (610) 675-6240 • www.onlinepub.com Copyright ©2014 by On-Line Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the express written permission of the publisher. Each edition is carefully reviewed to assure accuracy. The publisher cannot, however, guarantee the accuracy of the information contained therein nor does the publisher endorse services or products represented. PLEASE NOTE: We will not knowingly publish any advertisement or information not in compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, Pennsylvania state laws, or other local laws. We reserve the right to revise or reject any advertising.

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Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Food/Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Education/Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Emergency Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Food Banks/Pantries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Food Stamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Federal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Handicapped Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Health Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Health Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Waiver Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Hearing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Home Care Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Home Improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Home Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Homeless Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Hospice Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Hospitals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Hotlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Rental Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Housing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Apartment-Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Life Sharing/Family Living Residences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Information and Referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Lottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Medical Equipment & Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Medical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Medicare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Medicare Advantage Providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Moving Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Physicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Post Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Prescriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Retirement Living Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Assisted Living Residences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Continuing Care Retirement Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Dementia Care Facilities/Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Independent Living Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Nursing & Rehab/Long-Term Care Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Personal Care Homes/Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Senior Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Service Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Support Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Tax Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Telephone Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Therapies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Transportation Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Weatherization Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Zip Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 4

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Berks Encore engages the community to enable older adults to achieve a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive program of services, referrals, education, and advocacy. Since 1965 we have served older adults and their families through Meals On Wheels, health and wellness programs, exercise classes, income tax preparation, and Medicare and insurance counseling. Berks Encore operates seven centers throughout the county where older adults come to learn, create, socialize, and remain engaged. Berks Encore

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Your key to choosing the right living and care options for you or a loved one.

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–––––– ADULT DAY SERVICES –––––– The services may include but are not limited to personal care, assistance with eating or using the toilet, assistance with taking medication, and social assistance for the aging. Centers offer a protective, supervised setting and generally operate during normal business hours. AGELESS HARMONY SENIOR ADULT – LAURELDALE . . . . .(610) 929-1197 AGELESS HARMONY, INC. – MT. PENN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 898-0712 AGELESS HARMONY SENIOR ADULT – WEST LAWN . . . . .(610) 685-2382 BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING – COUNTY SERVICES CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 PROSPECTUS BERCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-4637 ST. JOSEPH ADULT DAY SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-2267 TRANQUILITY PLACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 927-8940

–––––– ADVOCACY –––––– Organizations that promote the health, dignity, rights, and quality of life of seniors and the disabled. ABILITIES IN MOTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-0010 BERKS ENCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195

ALCOHOL & –––––– SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES ––––––

Organizations offering prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. ADAPPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-8800 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-6500 AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ALCOHOLISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 527-5344 BERKS COUNSELING CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-4281 BERKS COUNTY COUNCIL ON CHEMICAL ABUSE . . . . . . .(610) 376-8669 THE CARON FOUNDATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-2332 COMMUNITY PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-6988 FAMILY GUIDANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-4963 NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM & DRUG DEPENDENCY . .(800) 622-2255 6

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NEW DIRECTIONS AND CEDAR POINT FAMILY SERVICES . .(610) 478-0646 TREATMENT ACCESS & SERVICE CENTER (TASC) . . . . . . . .(610) 375-4426 YMCA OF READING & COUNTY OF BERKS . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-4700 –– ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA CARE (SEE RETIREMENT LIVING OPTIONS) –– –– APARTMENTS (SEE HOUSING OPTIONS) ––

–––––– AREA AGENCY ON AGING –––––– Provides aging services and information on financial aid and local benefits programs in Berks County. BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500

–––––– ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/DEVICES –––––– These technologies and devices can make the lives of seniors and the disabled easier. BERKS COUNTY INTERMEDIATE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 987-2248 BERKS DEAF & HARD OF HEARING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-4520; (610) 685-4525 (TTY) GOOD SHEPHERD REHAB HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 629-1717 PENNSYLVANIA’S INITIATIVE ON ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (PIAT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 204-7428

–––––– CARE ASSESSMENT SERVICES –––––– Looks at a person’s needs and works with them to find the best methods to provide care, support, and specialized services. BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500

–––––– CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE –––––– BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500

–––––– CLOTHING –––––– GOODWILL – MORGANTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 286-6676 GOODWILL – READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 921-8221 GOODWILL – ROBESONIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 693-6014 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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GOODWILL – SHILLINGTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-5250 GOODWILL OUTLET – READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(484) 525-4075 SALVATION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5208

–––––– CONSUMER PROTECTION/COMPLAINTS–––––– CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION . . . . . . . . . .(800) 638-2772 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 424-9346 MEDICARE/MEDICAID FRAUD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 447-8477 PA BUREAU OF CONSUMER PROTECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 441-2555 PA DEPARTMENT OF BANKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 722-2657 QUALITY INSIGHTS OF PENNSYLVANIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 346-6180 WELFARE FRAUD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 932-0582

–––––– COUNSELING SERVICES –––––– ABILITIES IN MOTION — THE BERKS COUNTY CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-0010

CAREGIVER SOLUTIONS annual guide will provide information, resources, and support that caregivers need in order to take care of a loved one and themselves.

Features: • Directory of Providers • Books and Resources • Support Organizations • Articles

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-6500 BERKS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, INC. (BCAP) . .(610) 376-6571 BERKS COUNSELING CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-4281 BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING – COUNTY SERVICES CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 BERKS ENCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 BERKS WOMEN IN CRISIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-1206 CATHOLIC CHARITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7144 CREATIVE HEALTH SERVICES, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 404-8825 CRISIS INTERVENTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 236-0530 FAMILY GUIDANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-4963 HISPANIC CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-3748 JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 921-0624 KENCREST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 825-9360 MID PENN LEGAL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-8656 PA COUNSELING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-8088 PATHSTONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-2850 READING HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER – WEST READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 988-8070 READING HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER – WYOMISSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 988-4982 SALVATION ARMY: READING CORPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5208

–––––– DENTAL SERVICES –––––– DENTAL LIFELINE NETWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(724) 568-4343 DENTAL SERVICES THROUGH MEDICAL ASSISTANCE . . . .(800) 692-7462 SENIOR DENTAL CARE PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 234-5941

–––––– DOMESTIC VIOLENCE –––––– BATTERED WOMEN’S JUSTICE PROJECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 903-0111 BERKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-7171 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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BERKS COUNTY VICTIM SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6000 BERKS WOMEN IN CRISIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-9540 (ENGLISH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-7463 (SPANISH) COMMUNITY PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-6988 NATIONAL ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 490-8505 NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NRCDV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 799-7233; (800) 787-3224 (TTY) PENNSYLVANIA ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM (ACP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 563-6399; (877) 349-1064 (TTY) PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE . .(800) 932-4632 PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST RAPE . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 772-7227 RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK (RAINN) . . .(800) 656-4673 YWCA – TRI-COUNTY AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 323-1888

–––––– EMERGENCY –––––– AMERICAN RED CROSS, BERKS COUNTY CHAPTER . . . . .(610) 375-4383 BERKS COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 736-4211 BERKS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES . .(610) 374-4800 BERKS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-3271 FRIEND, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-7790 JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 921-0624 PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY CENTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-6571 THE SALVATION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5208 SERVICE ACCESS MANAGEMENT INC. (SAM) – MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 236-0530 UNITED WAY OF BERKS COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-4550 VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6000 YMCA READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-4700 MIFFLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 750-5036 SINKING SPRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-0484 10

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TAMAQUA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(570) 668-2903 TRI VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-6515

–––––– EMPLOYMENT –––––– Training and services to help prepare you for the workforce. ABILITIES IN MOTION WORK PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-0010 AHEDD OF READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-7692 BERKS PERSONNEL NETWORK, THRESHOLD . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 288-1448 COMMUNITY SKILLS PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-3380 GOODWILL KEYSTONE AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-7875 KENCREST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 825-9360 OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (OVR) . . . . . .(610) 621-5800 PA CAREERLINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 988-1300 PATHSTONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-2850 SERVICE ACCESS MANAGEMENT (SAM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 236-4600 TICKET TO WORK PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 442-6352 VISION RESOURCE CENTER OF BERKS COUNTY . . . . . . . .(610) 375-8407

–––––– ENERGY ASSISTANCE –––––– $1 ENERGY FUND (DOLLAR ENERGY FUND) . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 683-7036 BERKS COUNTY COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUNDS . . . . .(610) 372-7222 CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (CAP) . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 683-7036 CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROGRAM (CARES) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 692-7380 LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 857-7095 LOW-INCOME USAGE REDUCTION PROGRAM (LIURP) . .(800) 675-0222 NATIONAL FUEL GAS NEIGHBOR FOR NEIGHBOR HEAT FUND . .(800) 365-3234 PATHSTONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-2850 PENNSYLVANIA POWER COMPANY REACH HARDSHIP FUND . .(800) 720-3600 PENNSYLVANIA POWER & LIGHT (PPL) ONTRACK . . . . . .(800) 342-5775 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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PENNSYLVANIA UTILITY COMMISSION OFFICE OF CONSUMER ADVOCATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 684-6560 PEOPLES NATURAL GAS COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 654-6335 UGI UTILITIES INC. – LOW-INCOME SELF-HELP PROGRAM (LISHP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 844-9276 UGI UTILITIES INC. – OPERATION SHARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 962-1212

–––––– ENTERTAINMENT –––––– HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF BERKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-4375 READING PUBLIC MUSEUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 371-5850

–––––– EVENTS –––––– 50PLUS EXPOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 285-1350 The 50plus EXPOs are lively, one-day events that bring businesses and communities together on a more personal level. Look for 50plus EXPOs in Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster (2), and York counties. 3912 Abel Drive, Columbia, PA 17512 www.50plusExpoPA.com BERKS ENCORE SENIOR EXPO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 Brought to you by Reading Health System, Berks Encore’s 14th annual Senior Expo will be held on October 28, 2014, at the Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex, Wyomissing. 40 North Ninth Street Reading, PA 19601 www.BerksEncore.org See our ad on inside front. See our profile on page 5. VETERANS’ EXPO AND JOB FAIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 285-1350 The Veterans’ Expo and Job Fair is a one-day event that supports our veteran and military community and their families. It provides access to information about benefits, products and services, and job opportunities available. 3912 Abel Drive, Columbia, PA 17512 See our ad on page 44. www.VeteransExpo.com WOMEN’S EXPOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 285-1350 Premier women’s expos in the Susquehanna Valley featuring demonstrations, shopping, live makeovers, the latest in women’s health, a fashion show, and more! 3912 Abel Drive, Columbia, PA 17512 www.aGreatWayToSpendMyDay.com 12

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–––––– EYE CARE SERVICES –––––– AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 424-8666 BLINDNESS & VISUAL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 375-8264 BUREAU OF BLINDNESS & VISUAL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 622-2842; (866) 830-7327 (TTY) EYECARE AMERICA C/O THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 222-3937 PA BLIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 766-2020 SENIORS EYECARE PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 222-3937 VISION RESOURCE CENTER OF BERKS COUNTY . . . . . . . .(610) 375-8407

–––––– FINANCIAL SERVICES –––––– • EMERGENCY • AMERICAN RED CROSS BERKS COUNTY CHAPTER . . . . . .(610) 375-4383 BERKS COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 736-4211 BERKS COUNTY COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUNDS . . . . .(610) 372-7222 BERKS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-5601 BERKS COUNTY SERVICES CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6194 BERKS WOMEN IN CRISIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-9540 (ENGLISH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-7463 (SPANISH)

–––––– FITNESS –––––– BERKS ENCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 KEYSTONE STATE GAMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(570) 823-3164

–––––– FOOD/NUTRITION –––––– • EDUCATION/COUNSELING • THE FAMILY HEALTH COUNCIL OF CENTRAL PA . . . . . . . .(717) 761-7380 • EMERGENCY FOOD • AMERICAN RED CROSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-4383 BERKS COUNTY COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUNDS . . . . .(610) 372-7222 CENTRAL PARK FOOD MINISTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-2662 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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• FOOD BANKS /PANTRIES • ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . .(484) 660-3951 BERKS AIDS NETWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-6523 BERKS ENCORE – MIFFLIN CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-5577 BERKS ENCORE – WERNERSVILLE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 670-1372 BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-7163 BETHEL AME CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7555 BOYERTOWN MULTI-SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 637-6957 BOYERTOWN SALVATION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-4089 BRIDGE OF HOPE – BERKS COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 568-1250 CATHOLIC CHARITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7144 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-0311 CONRAD WEISER PANTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 693-8313 FAMILY FIRST RESOURCE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-7488 FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-0928 FRIEND, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-7790 GRACE AND HOPE MISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-9353 GREATER BERKS FOOD BANK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-5802 HARVEST FELLOWSHIP OF COLEBROOKDALE . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-2853 HOLY TRINITY CHURCH OF GOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-0790 IGLESIA BAUTISTA BETANIA PANTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (610) 478-7721 INCARNATION LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-5701 JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 921-0624 KENNEDY HOUSE, CATHOLIC CHARITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-1947 MANNA – MINISTRY OF GRACE E.C. CHURCH . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-3340 NEW JOURNEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-2662 NORTH 8TH STREET CHURCH OF GOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-1909 NORTHERN BERKS FOOD PANTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-8250 OLEY VALLEY FOOD PANTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 987-6021 14

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READING EMANUEL HISPANIC SDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-0424 READING MORAVIAN CHURCH FOOD PANTRY . . . . . . .(610) 374-0886 READING SALVATION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5208 SPRING VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 929-7969 ST. BENEDICT’S RCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 856-1006 ST. JAMES CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST . . . . . . .(610) 375-7537 ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-6950 ST. JOSEPH’S RCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-2976 ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-3135 ST. PAUL’S UCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 689-9364 STS. CONSTANTINE & HELEN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCHES . .(610) 374-7511 TRINITY UCC OF MT. PENN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-4030 WEST BERKS MISSION DISTRICT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-8303 WILSON FOOD PANTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-5611 • FOOD STAMPS • BERKS COUNTY OFFICE OF AGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE . . . . .(800) 692-7462 • MEALS ON WHEELS • BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING – COUNTY SERVICES CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 BERKS ENCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195

–––––– GOVERNMENT –––––– • LOCAL • ALBANY TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 756-6452 ALSACE TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 929-5324 AMITY TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 689-6000 BALLY BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 845-2351 BECHTELSVILLE BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-8100 BERN TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-2267 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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BERNVILLE BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-1591 BETHEL TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 933-8813 BIRDSBORO BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 582-6030 BOYERTOWN BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 369-3028 BRECKNOCK TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 445-6683 CAERNARVON TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 286-1010 CENTERPORT BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 916-5832 CENTRE TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-8833 COLEBROOKDALE TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 369-1362 CUMRU TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-1343 DISTRICT TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 845-7595 DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-8500 EARL TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-9673 EXETER TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-5660 FLEETWOOD BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-8220 GREENWICH TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 756-6707 HAMBURG BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-7821 HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 693-3197 HEREFORD TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 845-2929 JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-7047 KENHORST BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-7327 KUTZTOWN BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-6131 LAURELDALE BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 929-8700 LEESPORT BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-2115 LENHARTSVILLE BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-1531 LONGSWAMP TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-7388 LOWER ALSACE TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-6400 LOWER HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-3393 LYONS BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-4730 16

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MAIDENCREEK TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-4920 MARION TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 589-2860 MAXATAWNY TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-6518 MOHNTON BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 775-0660 MOUNT PENN BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-5151 MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 929-4727 NEW MORGAN BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 286-9666 NORTH HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-1619 OLEY TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 987-3423 ONTELAUNEE TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-4240 PENN TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-1160 PERRY TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-2133 PIKE TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 987-6023 CITY OF READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 727-3234 RICHMOND TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-0348 ROBESON TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 582-4636 ROBESONIA BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 693-3474 ROCKLAND TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-6311 RUSCOMBMANOR TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-7242 SAINT LAWRENCE BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-1430 SHILLINGTON BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-1338 SHOEMAKERSVILLE BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-8030 SINKING SPRING BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-4903 SOUTH HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-9652 SPRING TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-5393 STRAUSSTOWN BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-0571 TILDEN TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-7410 TOPTON BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-2541 TULPEHOCKEN TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 933-5747 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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UNION TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 582-3769 UPPER BERN TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-1191 UPPER TULPEHOCKEN TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-7170 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 845-7760 WERNERSVILLE BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-1486 WEST READING BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-8273 WINDSOR TOWNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-3769 WOMELSDORF BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 589-4725 WYOMISSING BOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7481 • COUNTY • BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(724) 656-3100 REGISTER OF WILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6600 VETERANS AFFAIRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-5601 • STATE • LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 787-4223 PENNDOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 932-4600; (800) 228-0676 (TDD) PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGING . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 783-1550 • FEDERAL • PHILADELPHIA PASSPORT AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 487-2778 PRESIDENTIAL COMMENT LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 456-1111 (202) 456-6213 (TTY) SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 772-1213 (800) 325-0778 (TTY) U.S. ADMINISTRATION ON AGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 401-4541 U.S. CAPITOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 224-3121 Senate and House of Representatives switchboard. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE . . . .(800) 375-5283 (800) 767-1833 (TDD)

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–––––– HANDICAPPED SERVICES –––––– ABILITIES IN MOTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-0010 Your local disability and aging resource center, serving Berks and surrounding counties. “Helping you help yourself to independence.” 210 North 5th Street Reading, PA 19601 www.abilitiesinmotion.org See our ad on this page.

–––––– HEALTH CENTERS –––––– READING HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . .(484) 628-2388 Our team of physicians, clinicians, nurses, and therapists delivers an unparalleled level of care through technologies, therapies, and wellness environments. 2802 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 www.readinghealth.org/rehab See our ad on the back page.

–––––– HEALTH RESOURCES –––––– ALS ASSOCIATION (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) . . . . . . . . . .(800) 782-4747 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – CAPITAL REGION . . . . .(888) 227-5445 AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 342-2383 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CAPITOL REGION DIVISION . .(800) 242-8721 AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 941-9595

Abilities In Motion

“Helping You Help Yourself To Independence”

Peer Counseling Advocacy Service Coordination Agency with Choice Fiscal Management Services Vendor Payment Services

Information and Referral Independent Living Skills Children and Youth Services Nursing Home Transition Home Modifications Ticket-To-Work Program 610-376-0010 210 North 5th Street, Reading, 19601 TTY: 610-288-2301 www.abilitiesinmotion.org Toll-Free: 888-376-0120 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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THE ARC OF THE UNITED STATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 433-5255 ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION BERKS COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(215) 574-3060 AUTISM SOCIETY OF BERKS COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 736-3739 BERKS COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF REHABILITATION FACILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 281-6531 DEAF & HARD OF HEARING . . . . . .(610) 685-4520; (610) 685-4525 (TTY) EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA . . .(215) 629-5003 INTERNATIONAL RETT SYNDROME ASSOCIATION . . . . . . .(800) 818-7388 LUPUS FOUNDATION OF PENNSYLVANIA BERKS AREA . . .(800) 800-5776 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FOUNDATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 673-6287 NATIONAL ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER ASSOCIATION (ADDA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 939-1019 THE NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 221-4602 NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 969-6642 PA TOURETTE SYNDROME ALLIANCE, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 990-3300 SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 621-3141 TREATMENT ACCESS & SERVICE CENTER FOR SMOKING CESSATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-4426 UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 872-5827 UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 404-2898

–––––– HEALTHCARE –––––– CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER OF READING, LLP . . . . . . . .(610) 375-2466 Outpatient research facility at local board-certified rheumatologist group practice offering patients alternatives to their current prescribed treatment regimen. 2760 Century Boulevard Wyomissing, PA 19610 www.crcreading.com See our ad on the facing page.

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READING HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . .(484) 628-2388 Our team of physicians, clinicians, nurses, and therapists delivers an unparalleled level of care through technologies, therapies, and wellness environments. 2802 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 www.readinghealth.org/rehab See our ad on the back page. • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • BERKS COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 736-4211 CATHOLIC CHARITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7144 DEPARTMENT OF WELFARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 736-4211 FAMILY SAVINGS ACCOUNT PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-6571 MEDICAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 537-8862 MEDICARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 647-8089 MEDICARE EXTRA HELP . . . . . . . . . .(800) 772-1213; (800) 325-0778 (TTY) NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 222-2225

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PACE/PACE NET AND PACE PLUS MEDICARE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 225-7223 VETERANS HEALTH CARE BENEFITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 409-8771 • WAIVER PROGRAMS • Waivers offer an array of services and benefits such as choice of qualified providers, due process, and health and safety assurances. 0192 AIDS WAIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 922-9384 ATTENDANT CARE WAIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 215-3912 BERKS COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 215-3912 COMMCARE WAIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 634-2155 CONSOLIDATED WAIVER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 565-9435; (866) 388-1114 (TTY) HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED WAIVER FOR ATTENDANT CARE SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 692-7462 INDEPENDENCE WAIVER SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 634-2155 INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND FAMILIES WAIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 565-9435; (866) 388-1114 (TTY) MEDICAID WAIVERS FOR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES SUPPORTS AND SERVICES . . . . . . . .(888) 565-9435; (866) 388-1114 (TTY) OBRA WAIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 634-2155 PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGING WAIVER . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 PERSON/FAMILY DIRECTED SUPPORT WAIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 565-9435; (866) 388-1114 (TTY)

–––––– HEARING SERVICES –––––– BERKS DEAF & HARD OF HEARING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-4520; (610) 685-4525 (TTY) BETTER HEARING INSTITUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 449-1100 CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF CENTRAL PA . . . .(800) 323-6060 HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA . . . . . . . . . .(301) 657-2248 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF (301) 587-1788; (301) 587-1789 (TTY) PENNSYLVANIA RELAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DIAL 711

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–––––– HOME CARE SERVICES –––––– Medical and non-medical services to qualified individuals in their home or in another community-based setting. Pennsylvania requires that all home care agencies and registries be licensed. ABILITIES IN MOTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-0010 ADVANCE MEDICAL STAFFING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-2960 AFFILIA HOME HEALTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(484) 628-4663 Our home health professionals combine personal attention with specialized nursing and therapy services for your faster recovery and continued independence at home. Previously known as Reading Health Home Care. 206 Sixth Avenue West Reading, PA 19611 www.affiliahomehealth.org See our ad on this page. BERKS VISITING NURSES/ADVANTAGE HOME CARE . . . .(610) 378-0481 CARE FOR PEOPLE PLUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 987-8181 CARING COMPANIONS, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-6522 CARING MATTERS HOME CARE . . . . . . .(610) 401-0634; (866) 220-2724 Personal assistance services, home support, companionship, respite care, transportation for errands/appointments, bilingual caregivers available, licensed, bonded, and insured. 17 Beechwood Drive Reading, PA 19606 www.caringmattershomecare.com

484-628-HOME (4663) www.affiliahomehealth.org Formerly Reading Health Home Care t4LJMMFE/VSTJOH t1IZTJDBM5IFSBQZ t0DDVQBUJPOBM5IFSBQZ t4QFFDI5IFSBQZ t.FEJDBM4PDJBM8PSL t%JTFBTF.BOBHFNFOU t5FMFIFBMUI JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITED MEDICARE/MEDICAID CERTIFIED

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COMFORT KEEPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-8000 DIAKON HELP-AT-HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-3740 HEALTHSOUTH READING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . .(610) 796-6000 HealthSouth provides the latest technologies, certified rehabilitation specialists, and comprehensive programs to help patients reach maximum independence. Inpatient, outpatient, home care. 1623 Morgantown Road Reading, PA 19607 www.HealthSouthReading.com See our ad on page 43. SENIORS HELPING SENIORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 927-2778 SUPERIOR HEALTH, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-7351 VOLUNTEER HOME CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-1412

–––––– HOME IMPROVEMENTS –––––– Funds are offered to income-eligible homeowners, especially low-income persons, the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, and high residential-energy users in Berks County, to reduce energy costs. WARMWISE: AUDITS & REBATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 956-0308 WEATHERIZATION PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 466-3972 • HOME MODIFICATIONS • ALL RENOVATION & DESIGN LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 665-0470 We are committed to improving the quality of your surroundings so they are functional, safe, comfortable, and appealing to you. Serving Berks, Lebanon, Lancaster, and York counties www.ALLrd.com

–––––– HOMELESS SERVICES –––––– BERKS COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-7222 OPPORTUNITY HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-4696

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COVENANT HOME CARE & HOSPICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 726-8761 DIAKON HOME CARE AND HOSPICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 926-7382 HEARTLAND HOME CARE & HOSPICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 380-5874 UNITED DISABILITIES SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-1653

–––––– HOSPITALS –––––– HEALTHSOUTH READING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . .(610) 796-6000 HealthSouth provides the latest technologies, certified rehabilitation specialists, and comprehensive programs to help patients reach maximum independence. Inpatient, outpatient, home care. 1623 Morgantown Road Reading, PA 19607 www.HealthSouthReading.com See our ad on page 43. READING HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . .(484) 628-2388 Our team of physicians, clinicians, nurses, and therapists delivers an unparalleled level of care through technologies, therapies, and wellness environments. 2802 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 www.readinghealth.org/rehab See our ad on the back page. READING HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 988-8000 ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-2000 WERNERSVILLE STATE HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-3411

–––––– HOTLINES –––––– AARP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 687-2277 ALZHEIMER’S HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 272-3900 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INFORMATION CENTER . .(800) 227-2345 AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 342-2383 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 242-8721 AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 465-4837 AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 586-4872 AMERICAN PARKINSON’S DISEASE ASSOCIATION . . . . . .(800) 223-2732 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 478-7653 ASTHMA & ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA . . . . . .(800) 727-8462 BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING – COUNTY SERVICES CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 BERKS TALKLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-8255 BUREAU OF CONSUMER PROTECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 441-2555 CDC NATIONAL STD AND AIDS HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 232-4636 CROHNS & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC . . .(800) 343-3637 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 424-9346 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY EMERGENCY . .(800) 438-2474 FOOD SAFETY MEAT & POULTRY HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 535-4555 HEARING AID HELP LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 521-5247 INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 331-9146 KIDNEY FOUNDATION HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 622-9010 MEDICAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 465-3203 MEDICARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 647-8089 NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 422-6237 NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 424-8867 NATIONAL HEADACHE FOUNDATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 843-2256 NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 222-2225 NATIONAL PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 327-4545 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 368-5642 NURSE AID REGISTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 852-0518 NURSING HOME COMPLAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 254-5164 ORGAN DONATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 528-2971 PA CRIME STOPPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 472-8477 PACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 225-7223 PENNDOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 932-4600 PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION BUREAU OF CONSUMER SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 782-1110 26

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RADON HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 237-2366 RECYCLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 346-4242 SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 772-1213 STROKE & NEUROLOGICAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 352-9424 TOBACCO QUITLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 784-8669 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 827-1000 U.S. PRODUCTS SAFETY COMMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 638-2772 VETERANS’ ASSISTANCE OUTREACH CENTER . . . . . . . . . .(866) 906-8387 WELFARE FRAUD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 932-0582

–––––– HOUSING –––––– • ASSISTANCE • BERKS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-6571 BERKS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 370-0822 CITY OF READING HOUSING AUTHORITY . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-3933 COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-7866 CATHOLIC CHARITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7144 DAYSPRING HOMES, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-5648 FAMILY PROMISE OF BERKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-3323 FRIEND, INC. KUTZTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-7790 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-3439 HOMEOWNERS EMERGENCY MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEMAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 569-4287 HOUSING DISCRIMINATION HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 669-9777 OPPORTUNITY HOUSE READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (610) 374-4696 PATHSTONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-2850 PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING SEARCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 428-8844 SKYVIEW APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-6535 • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • CATHOLIC CHARITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7144 COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION (RENTAL & MORTGAGE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-7866 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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COUNTY ASSISTANCE OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 788-5616 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 692-7462 HOMEOWNER & MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 342-2397 PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 724-3258 PHFA PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY . . . .(717) 780-3800 PROPERTY TAX/RENT REBATE PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 222-9190 CITY OF READING HOUSING AUTHORITY . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-3933 SALVATION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5208 VETERANS ADMINISTRATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 827-1000 • RENTAL ASSISTANCE • BERKS COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-7222 BERKS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM – BCAP . . . . . . .(610) 376-6571 BERKS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, INC. (BCAP) READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-7866 BERKS COUNTY COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUNDS . . . . .(610) 376-6571 BERKS ENCORE – FLEETWOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-9242 BERKS ENCORE – MIFFLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-5577 BOYERTOWN AREA MULTI-SERVICE INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-6957 CATHOLIC CHARITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7144 CENTRO HISPANO DANIEL TORRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-3748 OPPORTUNITY HOUSE

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SALVATION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5208 UNITED COMMUNITY SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3319

–––––– HOUSING OPTIONS –––––– • APARTMENT-STYLE • Independent living in a residential area. Generally does not have programs designed specifically for residents. AMITY MANOR APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 385-4622 BERKS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 370-0822 28

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B’NAI B’RITH HOUSE OF READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-4453 FRANKLIN & NOBLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-9691 FURNACE CREEK MANOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 693-3419 HUGH CARCELLA APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-1733 JOHN LUTZ APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-8101 OAKSHIRE SENIOR APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-1716 PENN’S CROSSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 775-9220 QUEEN OF ANGELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 921-3115 READING ELDERLY HOUSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-1130 SAUCONY CROSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-5966 SAUCONY MEADOWS APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 894-9874 SENCIT TOWNHOUSE APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-6519 SENIOR APARTMENTS AT WYOMISSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 927-8000 SKYVIEW APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-6535 SOUTHGATE APARTMENTS AT WEST RIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 916-2943 WEIDNER MANOR APARTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 385-1070 WYNCLIFFE HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-4902 • LIFE SHARING/FAMILY LIVING RESIDENCES • Supportive living that allows individuals with intellectual disabilities to live with independence and dignity with the assistance of a caring and experienced staff. ABILITIES IN MOTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-0010 DAYSPRING HOMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-5648 KENCREST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 825-9360 HUMAN WORKS AFFILIATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(484) 893-5050 SALVATION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5208 THRESHOLD REHABILITATION SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-7691 –– RETIREMENT LIVING (SEE RETIREMENT LIVING OPTIONS) ––

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–––––– INFORMATION AND REFERRAL –––––– BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING – COUNTY SERVICES CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 BERKS ENCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 LINC HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

–––––– INSURANCE –––––– INSURANCE INFORMATION HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 331-9146 –– LABS (SEE MEDICAL SERVICES) ––

–––––– LEGAL SERVICES –––––– BERKS COUNTY DISTRICT JUSTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-5101 BERKS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-4591 BERKS COUNTY SPECIAL COURTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6456 MID PENN LEGAL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-8656 O’DONNELL, WEISS & MATTEI, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 323-2800 OWM can help navigate the unique issues impacting seniors and their loved ones: Medicare/Medicaid, guardianship, nursing home care, living wills, estate planning, and tax issues. Kathleen M. Martin, CELA, and Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esquire 41 East High Street Pottstown, PA 19464 www.owmlaw.com O’DONNELL, WEISS & MATTEI, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 917-9347 OWM can help navigate the unique issues impacting seniors and their loved ones: Medicare/Medicaid, guardianship, nursing home care, living wills, estate planning, and tax issues. James C. Kovaleski, Esquire 347 Bridge Street, Suite 200 Phoenixville, PA 19460 www.owmlaw.com PA BAR ASSOCIATES REFERRAL SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 692-7375 PA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 787-4410 PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL AID NETWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 322-7572 SENIORLAW HELPLINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 727-7529 30

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–––––– LIBRARIES –––––– BERNVILLE AREA COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-1302 BETHEL-TULPEHOCKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 933-4060 BOONE AREA LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 582-5666 BOYERTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 369-0496 BRANDYWINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-7115 EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 406-9431 FLEETWOOD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-0146 HAMBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-2843 KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-5820 MIFFLIN COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-3911 MUHLENBURG COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 929-0589 READING PUBLIC LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 655-6350 READING PUBLIC LIBRARY – NORTHEAST BRANCH . . . . . .(610) 655-6361 READING PUBLIC LIBRARY – NORTHWEST BRANCH . . . . .(610) 655-6360 READING PUBLIC LIBRARY – SOUTHEAST BRANCH . . . . . .(610) 655-6362 READING PUBLIC LIBRARY – WEST LAWN/WYOMISSING HILLS BRANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-4888 ROBESONIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 693-3264 SCHUYLKILL VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-1555 SINKING SPRING PUBLIC LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-4311 SPRING TOWNSHIP LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-9888 VILLAGE LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 286-1022 WERNERSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-8771 WOMELSDORF COMMUNITY LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 589-1424 WYOMISSING PUBLIC LIBRARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-2385

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–––––– MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES –––––– UNITED DISABILITIES SERVICES (UDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 837-4235

–––––– MEDICAL SERVICES –––––– PENNSYLVANIA SPECIALTY PATHOLOGY, LLC . . . . . . . . .(717) 393-7771 Independent, physician-owned, full-service laboratory. Most results reported in 24 hours. Experience the personalized service of Pennsylvania Speciality Pathology, LLC. Dr. Shashi Baksh, Dr. Fabien Baksh 2301 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 201, Lancaster, PA 17601 www.psppath.com

–––––– MEDICARE –––––– • COUNSELING • THE APPRISE HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 • MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PROVIDERS • AETNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 247-1028 COVENTRY HEALTH CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 988-3589 GATEWAY HEALTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 428-3929; 711 (TTY) HUMANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 347-0092

MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL –––––– DISABILITIES SERVICES –––––– ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 566-3267 THE ARC OF PENNSYLVANIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 692-7258 AURORA CLUB, INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 232-6675 BERKS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-3271 BUREAU OF SUPPORTS FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(570) 963-4749 COMMUNITY SKILLS PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-3380 CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 988-4980 DISABILITY RIGHTS NETWORK OF PENNSYLVANIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 692-7443; (877) 375-7139 (TDD) THE GREATER READING MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE . . . .(610) 775-3000 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES CUSTOMER SERVICE . . . . . . . .(888) 565-9435 MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA . . . .(866) 578-3659 NAMI – BERKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-3000 PENNSYLVANIA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & AGING COALITION . .(717) 541-4219 PENNSYLVANIA MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS’ ASSOCIATION . .(800) 887-6422 PENNSYLVANIA MENTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 657-2073 SPECTRUM COMMUNITY SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-0776 WILLOWS PROGRAM (READING HOSPITAL) . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 988-8070

–––––– MOVING SERVICES –––––– TLC LADIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 228-8764 Managing your move — preparation, planning, downsizing assistance, professional packing, moving-day coordination, unpacking, and settling-in services. P.O. Box 372 Myerstown, PA 17067 www.tlcladies.com

–––––– PHYSICIANS –––––– READING HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . .(484) 628-2388 Our team of physicians, clinicians, nurses, and therapists delivers an unparalleled level of care through technologies, therapies, and wellness environments. 2802 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 www.readinghealth.org/rehab See our ad on the back page.

–––––– POST OFFICES –––––– BALLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 845-2377 BARTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 845-7544 BECHTELSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 369-1904 BERNVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-1477 BETHEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 933-8305 BIRDSBORO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 582-2301 BLANDON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-4777 BOWERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-6458 34

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BOYERTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-2262 CENTERPOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-3586 DOUGLASSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 385-3651 FLEETWOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-9077 GEIGERTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 286-9142 HAMBURG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-7812 HEREFORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(215) 679-7388 KEMPTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 756-6180 KUTZTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-8331 LEESPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-4326 LENHARTSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-5076 LIMEKILN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 689-4404 LYON STATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-2516 MAXATAWNY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-8212 MERTZTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-2222 MOHNTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-1101 MOHRSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-3498 MORGANTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 286-9100 MOUNT AETNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 933-8656 NEW BERNVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-2756 OLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 987-6054 PINE FORGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 326-8308 READING POST OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-1593 READING POST OFFICE – DOWNTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-7492 READING STATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-0318 REHRERSBURG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 933-5308 ROBESONIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 693-5541 SHARTELSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-9265 SHILLINGTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-7143 SHOEMAKERSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (610) 562-4716 SINKING SPRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-8136 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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–––––– PRESCRIPTIONS –––––– • ASSISTANCE • BENEFITSCHECKUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 424-9046 BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING – COUNTY SERVICES CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-6500 BERKS ENCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-7144 EXT. 322 MEDICARE EXTRA HELP . . . . . . . . . .(800) 772-1213; (800) 325-0778 (TTY) PACE/PACE NET AND PACE PLUS MEDICARE PROGRAMS . .(800) 225-7223 PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . .(888) 477-2669 PRESCRIPTION DRUG PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS . .(202) 835-3400 SPECIAL PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS PROGRAM – HIV/AIDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 922-9384 SALVATION ARMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5208 SPECIAL PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFITS PROGRAM (SPBP) – MENTAL HEALTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 922-9384 VETERANS HEALTH CARE BENEFITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 409-8771

–––––– RETAIL –––––– FOOT SOLUTIONS READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 775-4950 More than a shoe store; highly trained staff provides comfortable and stylish footwear, diabetic shoes, custom orthotics, and home appointments. 640 Kenhorst Plaza Shillington, PA 19607 www.footsolutions.com/reading

–––––– RETIREMENT LIVING OPTIONS –––––– • ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES • These residences or units are designed to provide an environment that combines housing and supportive services to allow residents to “age in place” without having to move to a licensed long-term care facility when their care needs increase. As of January 2011, changed regulations regarding licensure for assisted living communities became effective. COLUMBIA COTTAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 927-0310 36

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• CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES • These communities offer a comprehensive package of services tailored to individual needs, abilities, and preferences as residents grow older, offering all levels of care. THE HERITAGE OF GREEN HILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(484) 269-5100 THE HIGHLANDS AT WYOMISSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 775-2300 LUTHERAN HOME AT TOPTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-1440 PHOEBE BERKS VILLAGE & HEALTH CARE CENTER . . . . . .(610) 927-8505 STONERIDGE RETIREMENT LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 866-3553 StoneRidge Retirement Living offers independent living, personal care, and skilled nursing. Amenities include an indoor pool, three dining venues, a theater, and much more. 440 East Lincoln Avenue Myerstown, PA 17067 www.stoneridgeretirement.com See our ad on this page. • DEMENTIA CARE FACILITIES/UNITS • These are specialized areas or freestanding facilities that offer a sensitive environment that better meets the dementia residents’ needs. BERKSHIRE COMMONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-3993 CHESTNUT KNOLL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 473-8066 COUNTRY MEADOWS OF WYOMISSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-9966

Swimming in your own pool while it’s snowing without ever having to worry about cleaning it … too good to be true? No. StoneRidge Retirement Living. Resort-Style Living for the Young at Heart! Call 717.866.3553 and start Living today!

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GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-8522 GRAND VIEW MANOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-1800 THE HIGHLANDS AT WYOMISSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 775-2300 KEYSTONE VILLA AT DOUGLASSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 385-5002 THE LUTHERAN HOME AT TOPTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 682-1400 MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 670-2100 PHOEBE BERKS HEALTH CARE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 927-8200 • INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITIES • They are for essentially healthy, self-sufficient seniors who want to continue to live on their own while benefiting from the security of the environment and the active lifestyle of these communities. THE HERITAGE OF GREEN HILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(484) 269-5090 THE HIGHLANDS AT WYOMISSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 775-2300 KEYSTONE VILLA AT DOUGLASSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 385-2000 PHOEBE BERKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 927-8200 • NURSING & REHAB/LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES • These facilities offer skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. Other services generally offered are therapeutic, recreational, and social activities. BERKS HEIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-4841 BERKSHIRE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-0600 GOLDEN LIVING CENTER OF READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 779-8522 KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-3991 KUTZTOWN MANOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-6220 LAUREL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-2284 MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES – LAURELDALE . . . . . . . .(610) 921-9292 MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES – SINKING SPRING . . . .(610) 670-2100 MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES – WEST READING . . . . . .(610) 373-5166 MIFFLIN CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-7841 PHOEBE BERKS HEALTHCARE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 927-8200 38

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READING HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . .(484) 628-2388 Our team of physicians, clinicians, nurses, and therapists delivers an unparalleled level of care through technologies, therapies, and wellness environments. 2802 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 www.readinghealth.org/rehab See our ad on the back page. SETON MANOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(570) 366-0400 A skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in southern Schuylkill County in Orwigsburg. Offering short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. 1000 Seton Drive Orwigsburg, PA 17961 www.setonmanor.org SPRUCE MANOR NURSING & REHAB CENTER . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-5175 • PERSONAL CARE HOMES/UNITS • These homes/units provide shelter, meals, supervision, and assistance with personal care tasks, typically for older people or people with physical, behavioral health, or cognitive disabilities who are unable to care for themselves but do not need nursing home or medical care. Inspected and licensed through the PA Department of Public Welfare. BERKS LEISURE LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 916-8833 BERKSHIRE COMMONS SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY . . .(610) 779-3993 COLONIAL LODGE COMMUNITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 336-5501 Colonial Lodge Community is a warm, caring, homelike community for individuals desiring personal care services or independent living. 2015 North Reading Road Denver, PA 17517 www.coloniallodgepa.com COLONIAL MANOR ADULT HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 385-6175 COUNTRY MEADOWS OF WYOMISSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-9966 DANKEN HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 678-9282 ELMCROFT OF READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 370-2211 EVANS RETIREMENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-7257 GRAND VIEW MANOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-1800 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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HEARTHSTONE AT AMITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 385-7600 HEARTHSTONE AT MAIDENCREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-7600 KEYSTONE VILLA AT DOUGLASSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 385-5002 KEYSTONE VILLA AT FLEETWOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(484) 637-8200 KUTZTOWN MANOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 683-6220 LAUREL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-2284 LIBERTY SQUARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 589-1679 THE MANOR AT MARKET SQUARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-0800 MIFFLIN COURT SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY . . . . . . . . . .(610) 796-1600 MILLER PERSONAL CARE HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-9203 MORRIS PACE PERSONAL CARE HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 371-9590 RITTENHOUSE SENIOR LIVING OF READING . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 208-8890 Love and attention to each individual and family, with a high standard of care at a reasonable rate. 2900 Lawn Terrace Reading, PA 19605 www.Rittenhousesl.com SACRED HEART VILLA ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY . . .(610) 929-5751 STABON MANOR PERSONAL CARE HOME. . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-2272 THE VILLA ST. ELIZABETH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 478-1201

–––––– SENIOR CENTERS –––––– Great places to meet for social interaction and cultural and recreational activities. They are a place to make new friends and maintain relationships with old friends. BERKS ENCORE BIRDSBORO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 582-1603 FLEETWOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 944-9242 HAMBURG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 562-4721 MIFFLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-5577 READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 STRAUSSTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 488-5770 WERNERSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 670-1372 40

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THE CENTER AT SPRING STREET IN BOYERTOWN . . . . . . . .(610) 367-2313 FAMILY FIRST RESOURCE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 372-7488 KENNEDY SENIOR CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-3510 LA CASA DE LA AMISTAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-1284

–––––– SENIOR SERVICES –––––– BERKS ENCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 Assists older adults with achieving a better quality of life through a comprehensive program of services, referrals, education, and advocacy. 40 North Ninth Street Reading, PA 19601 www.BerksEncore.org See our ad on inside front. See our profile on page 5.

–––––– SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS –––––– A club of professional or business people organized for their coordination of and participation in public service. ALLENTOWN YMCA/YWCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 434-9333 CENTRAL BERKS LIONS CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 926-1492 LIONS CLUB OF SHILLINGTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-7078 LIONS CLUBS PA STATE COUNCIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 564-2586

–––––– SUPPORT GROUPS –––––– A group of people whose members exchange give and receive both emotional and practical support, share ideas, and provide each other with information. AL-ANON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 373-5237 ALZHEIMER’S – CHESTNUT KNOLL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 473-8066 ALZHEIMER’S – WERNERSVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 927-8940 AMPUTEE SUPPORT TEAM OF LANCASTER . . . . . . . . . . . . .(717) 665-0139 BREAST CANCER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-9925; (610) 478-1447 CANCER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 777-7107 EPILEPSY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 887-7165 GRANDPARENTS RAISING RESILIENT YOUTH . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 376-6988 www.50plusSeniorNewsPA.com

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HEART FAILURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 988-4357 LIFE AFTER STROKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 988-4357 GREATER READING MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE . . . . . . . .(610) 775-3000 PARKINSON’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 929-8627 STROKE SUPPORT GROUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 796-6328 VISION RESOURCE CENTER OF BERKS COUNTY . . . . . . . .(610) 375-8407

–––––– TAX ASSISTANCE –––––– AARP TAX–AIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 227-7669 BERKS ENCORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 374-3195 BOYERTOWN AREA MULTI-SERVICE INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-6957 IRS INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 829-1040 READING DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 378-4401 VITA – VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM . .(610) 374-3195

–––––– TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE –––––– BERKS DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 685-4520; (610) 685-4525 (TTY)

–––––– THERAPIES –––––– AFFILIA HOME HEALTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(484) 628-4663 Our home health professionals combine personal attention with specialized nursing and therapy services for your faster recovery and continued independence at home. Previously known as Reading Health Home Care. 206 Sixth Avenue West Reading, PA 19611 www.affiliahomehealth.org See our ad on page 23. HEALTHSOUTH READING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . .(610) 796-6000 HealthSouth provides the latest technologies, certified rehabilitation specialists, and comprehensive programs to help patients reach maximum independence. Inpatient, outpatient, home care. 1623 Morgantown Road Reading, PA 19607 www.HealthSouthReading.com See our ad on the facing page. 42

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READING HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL . . . . . . . . . .(484) 628-2388 Our team of physicians, clinicians, nurses, and therapists delivers an unparalleled level of care through technologies, therapies, and wellness environments. 2802 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610 www.readinghealth.org/rehab See our ad on the back page.

–––––– TRANSPORTATION SERVICES –––––– Support from a governmental unit or the general public. May be free, reduced fare, or donations depending on entity. BARTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 921-2361 BOYERTOWN AREA MULTI-SERVICE INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 367-6957 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM (MATP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 921-2361 VETERANS’ TRANSPORTATION SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-4383 –– UTILITIES (SEE ENERGY ASSISTANCE) ––

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–––––– VETERANS –––––– BERKS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS . . . .(610) 378-5601 PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 547-2838 VETERANS ASSISTANCE OUTREACH CENTER . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 906-8307 VETERANS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-4383 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 827-1000 –– VISION (SEE EYE CARE SERVICES) ––

–––––– WEATHERIZATION PROGRAMS –––––– Funds are offered to income-eligible homeowners especially low-income persons, the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, and high residential-energy users in Berks County, to reduce energy costs. WARMWISE: AUDITS & REBATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 956-0308 WEATHERIZATION BCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(610) 375-9770

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Veterans’ expo and Job Fair H Saturday, November 14, 2014 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Eden Resort • 222 Eden Road, Lancaster

This event is FREE for Expo attendees and job seekers! Please, join us! (717) 285-1350 • www.olpevents.com

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Zip Codes Bally Barto Bechtelsville Bernville Bethel Birdsboro Blandon Bowers Boyertown Centerport Dauberville Douglassville Earlville Evansville Fleetwood Fredericksburg Geigertown Hamburg Hereford Kempton Kutztown Laureldale Leesport Lenhartsville Limekiln Lyon Station Maxatawny Mertztown Mohnton Mohrsville Monocacy Station Morgantown Mount Aetna Mount Penn New Berlinville Oley Pine Forge Reading Reading Rehrersburg Robesonia Shartlesville Shoemakersville Stony Run Stouchsburg Strausstown Temple Topton Virginville Wernersville Womelsdorf

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Emergency Information Fire • Police • Ambulance: Dial 911

Name:___________________________________ Address: _________________________________ ________________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ Emergency Contact Person: __________________ Contact’s Phone: __________________________ Physician: _______________________________ ________________________________________ Physician’s Phone: __________________________ Do you have a living will?

†Yes

† No

Hospital: ________________________________ ________________________________________ Medical Alert: _____________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Special Medication:_________________________ ________________________________________

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Resource Directory for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled – Berks County 2014