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2019 Berks County

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DIRECTORY for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled

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In addition, Berks Encore operates six senior community centers offering a variety of fitness activities, opportunity for creativity and social interaction.

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Everything we do promotes our mission to develop aging-confident individuals to enhance their ability to live well later in life.

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To learn more about our programs, visit www.berksencore.org or call one of our centers. We hope to see you soon!

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201 East Main St., Birdsboro 610.582.1603

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109 W. Vine St., Fleetwood 610.944.9242

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30 Liberty St., Shillington 610.777.5577

READING

40 North 9th St., Reading 610.374.3195, ext. 237

STRAUSSTOWN

44 East Ave., Strausstown 610.488.5770

WERNERSVILLE

350 Sportsman Rd., Bldg. #5, Wernersville 610.670.1372


A Message From the Publisher When you or a loved one needs guidance, care, assistance, or a change in housing, the passage in front of you — the journey toward finding these resources — can look like an intimidating and winding path. This is why we create the Resource DIRECTORY for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled each year for your county. For those in our community who are aging, disabled, or caring for a loved one, there are often numerous stops along the road that leads to a more secure quality of life. The professional services, advocacy organizations, living communities, and other helpful services you need are out there, and we hope this free directory enhances and simplifies your search. An extensive source of local, regional, and national information, the Resource DIRECTORY for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled connects you to an abundance of organizations, businesses, and services for Berks Countians who are over age 50, who are caring for a loved one, or who live with disabilities. Within its hundreds of easy-to-read listings, you’ll find options for physicians, veterans services, energy assistance, tax help, home improvement, and many other useful categories. Plus, the Resource DIRECTORY contains contact information for Berks County police departments, post offices, and emergency services, as well as county, state, and federal government phone numbers for your convenience. The Resource DIRECTORY is available in print and online at www. ResourceDirectoryPA.com, so it’s accessible whenever and wherever you need it. The Berks County Resource DIRECTORY for the Caregiver, Aging, and Disabled would not be possible without the financial support and community dedication of its sponsors and advertisers. The path toward the care and assistance you seek may be winding, but it doesn’t need to be traveled alone and unsupported. We thank the businesses and organizations included in this directory for helping the Berks County community access the resources they need to travel a clear route forward. Sincerely, Donna K. Anderson, Publisher www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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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....................................................................8 Caregiver Assistance.............................................................................8 Clothing...................................................................................................8 Consumer Protection/Complaints........................................................8 Counseling Services...............................................................................9 Dementia (Services Only).....................................................................9 Dental Services.......................................................................................9 Disability Services...................................................................................9 Developmental/Physical............................................................................ 10 Mental Health/Intellectual......................................................................... 10

Domestic Violence...............................................................................10 Emergency............................................................................................11 Emergency Information.......................................................................45 Employment..........................................................................................11 Energy Assistance................................................................................12 Entertainment........................................................................................12 Events.....................................................................................................13 Eye Care Services................................................................................14 Financial Services.................................................................................14

Emergency.................................................................................................. 14

Fitness....................................................................................................14 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 ©2019 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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Food/Nutrition.......................................................................................14

Education/Counseling................................................................................ 14 Emergency Food......................................................................................... 15 Food Banks/Pantries................................................................................... 15 Food Stamps................................................................................................ 16 Meals on Wheels......................................................................................... 16

Government..........................................................................................16

Local............................................................................................................. 16 County.......................................................................................................... 19 State.............................................................................................................. 19 Federal......................................................................................................... 19

Health Centers......................................................................................19 Health Resources..................................................................................19 Healthcare............................................................................................20

Dermatology................................................................................................ 20 Financial Assistance................................................................................... 21

Hearing Services...................................................................................21 Home Care Services............................................................................21 Home Improvements...........................................................................22 Homeless Services...............................................................................23 Hospice Services..................................................................................23 Hospitals................................................................................................23 Hotlines..................................................................................................23 Housing..................................................................................................25

Assistance.................................................................................................... 25 Financial Assistance................................................................................... 26 Rental Assistance........................................................................................ 26

Housing Options...................................................................................26 Apartment-Style.......................................................................................... 26 Life Sharing/Family Living Residences...................................................... 27

Human Services....................................................................................28 Pennsylvania Waiver Program................................................................... 28

Information and Referral......................................................................29 Insurance..............................................................................................29 Legal Services.......................................................................................29 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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Libraries.................................................................................................30 Lottery....................................................................................................31 Medical Equipment & Supplies...........................................................31 Medicare...............................................................................................31

Counseling................................................................................................... 31

Police Departments..............................................................................31 Post Offices...........................................................................................33 Prescriptions..........................................................................................34

Assistance.................................................................................................... 34

Profiles.....................................................................................................5 Real Estate Services.............................................................................35 Retirement Living Options....................................................................36

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

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

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50plus LIFE (formerly 50plus Senior News), an award-winning newsprint magazine published monthly, provides individuals 50 and over in the Susquehanna and Delaware valleys with engaging editorial on a range of relevant topics: entertainment, travel, healthy living, financial matters, profiles, veterans issues, community events, and more. With more than 20 years in publication, 50plus LIFE is available in six county-specific issues: Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York. 50plus LIFE and can be found in print, online, and on Facebook.

The mission of Berks Encore is to develop aging-confident individuals, enhancing their ability to live well later in life. 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 six centers throughout the county where older adults come to learn, create, socialize, and remain engaged. Berks Encore

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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 adult day care.............................(610) 763-8001 Three locations: Laureldale, West Lawn, and Mt. Penn. Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two snacks and full lunch. For your loved one who can’t be left home alone. 224 Wexham Drive, Reading, PA 19607 Bob@AgelessHarmony.com www.AgelessHarmony.com phoebe berks adult day............................................................... (610) 927-8559 St. Joseph Adult Day Services.................................................... (610) 378-2267 seniorlife......................................................................................... (610) 404-3200

–––––– 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 boyertown area multi-service ................................................ (610) 367-6957

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

Organizations offering prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. ADAPPT.............................................................................................. (610) 478-8800 Alcoholics Anonymous............................................................ (610) 373-6500 American Council on addiction and alcohol problems.... (205) 989-8177 Berks Counseling Center............................................................ (610) 373-4281 Berks County Council on Chemical Abuse........................... (610) 376-8669 Caron treatment.......................................................................... (610) 678-2332 Community Prevention Partnership........................................ (610) 376-6988 Family Guidance........................................................................... (610) 374-4963 6

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narcotics anonymous............................................................... (610) 374-5944 National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency... (800) 622-2255 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

The help caregivers need to care for themselves and others! Features: • Directory of Providers • Books  and Resources • Support Organizations • Articles

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Berks Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services.................................. (610) 685-4520 Good Shepherd Rehab Hospital................................................. (610) 776-3100 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 Reading/Muhlenberg............................................ (610) 921-8221 Robesonia................................................................. (610) 693-6014 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 equifax fraud alert...................................................................... (888) 766-0008 experian fraud alert.................................................................... (888) 397-3742 federal Trade Commission......................................................... (202) 326-2232 Medicare/Medicaid Fraud.......................................................... (800) 447-8477 Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection.................. (800) 441-2555 Pennsylvania Department of Banking................................... (800) 722-2657 Quality Insights of Pennsylvania............................................ (877) 346-6180 transunion fraud alert.............................................................. (800) 680-7289 Welfare Fraud................................................................................ (800) 932-0582 8

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–––––– COUNSELING services –––––– Abilities in motion — The Berks County Center for Independent Living................................................................ (610) 376-0010 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 Catholic Charities....................................................................... (610) 376-7144 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 Pathstone........................................................................................ (610) 376-2850 Pennsylvania Counseling......................................................... (610) 685-2188 Reading Hospital & Medical Center – West Reading............ (610) 988-8070 safe Berks........................................................................................ (610) 373-1206 Salvation Army: Reading Corps.............................................. (610) 373-5208

–––––– dementia (services only) –––––– project lifesaver.......................................................................... (610) 478-6240

–––––– DENTAL services –––––– Dental Lifeline Network............................................................... (724) 568-4343 Dental Services through Medical Assistance...................... (800) 692-7462 –– developmental Disabilities (See disability services) ––

–––––– disability services –––––– Allegheny Valley School.......................................................... (717) 566-3267 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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The Arc of Pennsylvania............................................................ (800) 692-7258 Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities.. (610) 478-3271 Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania........................... (800) 692-7443 .................................................................................................(877) 375-7139 (TDD) Pennsylvania MENTOR.................................................................. (717) 657-2073 prospectus berco......................................................................... (610) 372-4637 • Developmental/Physical • abilities in motion...........................................................(610) 376-0010 AIM helps people with disabilities achieve and maintain independence by arranging needed services, developing support networks, connecting to resources, and planning steps to reach individual life goals. Serving Berks County and the surrounding region. info@abilitiesinmotion.org www.abilitiesinmotion.org Community Skills Program ...................................................... (610) 376-3380 Developmental services of berks county............................. (610) 236-0530 Early Intervention services of berks county....................... (610) 236-0530 office of developmental programs............(888) 565-9435; (570) 963-4749 • Mental Health/Intellectual • Aurora services, Inc................................................................... (717) 232-6675 center for mental health at west reading............................ (484) 628-8070 center for mental health at wyomissing.............................. (484) 628-4980 Crisis intervention services of Berks County...................... (610) 236-0530 The Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance ...................... (610) 775-3000 Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania...................... (866) 578-3659 Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association.... (800) 887-6422

–––––– DOMESTIC VIOLENCE –––––– Battered Women’s Justice Project............................................ (800) 903-0111 Berks County District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit... (610) 478-7171 Berks County Victim Services.................................................... (610) 478-6000 10

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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 safe berks.......................... (610) 372-9540 (English); (610) 372-7463 (Spanish) 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 Pennsylvania Family Centers/CAP........................................... (610) 376-6571 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 Boyertown................................................................................ (610) 369-9622 Mifflin......................................................................................... (610) 750-5036 Reading...................................................................................... (610) 378-4700 Sinking Spring......................................................................... (610) 678-0484 Tri-Valley................................................................................... (610) 944-6515

–––––– EMPLOYMENT ––––––

Training and services to help prepare you for the workforce. Abilities in Motion Work Program.......................................... (610) 376-0010 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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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 Pathstone........................................................................................ (610) 376-2850 Pennsylvania CareerLink........................................................... (610) 988-1300 Service Access Management (SAM)......................................... (877) 236-4600 table community skills program............................................. (610) 376-3380 Ticket to Work Program............................................................ (610) 621-5800 vision resource center of berks county.............................. (610) 375-8407

–––––– ENERGY ASSISTANCE –––––– Berks County Community Emergency Funds........................ (610) 655-6141 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 Office of Consumer Advocate..................... (800) 684-6560 Pennsylvania Power Company Reach Hardship Fund....... (800) 720-3600 Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL) OnTrack........................... (800) 342-5775 peoples natural gas company................................................. (800) 654-6335 UGI Utilities Inc. – Operation Share........................................... (800) 276-2722

–––––– ENTERTAINMENT ––––––

Historical Society of Berks ...................................................... (610) 375-4375 Reading Public Museum............................................................... (610) 371-5850 12

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–––––– 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 See our ad on this page. berks encore senior expo............................(610) 374-3195, Ext. 228 Don’t miss the 19th annual Berks Encore Senior Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the Doubletree Hilton in Reading. Sponsorships and vendor space available. 40 North Ninth Street, Reading, PA 19601 LGerhart@BerksEncore.org www.BerksEncore.org See our ad on the inside front page. See our profile on page 5.

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veterans’ expo & job fair.............................................(717) 285-1350 The Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair connects active and retired military members of all ages and their families with available resources. Transitioning and former military personnel can meet with employers to discuss available positions. 3912 Abel Drive, Columbia, PA 17512 www.VeteransExpo.com See our ad on the previous page. women’s expo..................................................................(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 See our ad on the previous page.

–––––– EYE CARE services –––––– American Council of the Blind................................................ (800) 424-8666 Blindness & Visual Services........................................................ (610) 621-5800 Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services ....(800) 622-2842; (866) 830-7327 (TTY) EyeCare America C/O The American Academy of Ophthalmology............................................................................ (800) 222-3937 pennsylvania Association for the Blind............................... (717) 766-2020 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 Services Center at Office on Aging............. (610) 478-6500

–––––– FITNESS –––––– Berks Encore.................................................................................. (610) 374-3195

–––––– FOOD/NUTRITION –––––– • Education/Counseling • The Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania........ (717) 761-7380 14

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• Emergency Food • American Red Cross.................................................................... (610) 375-4383 Berks County Community Emergency Funds........................ (610) 372-7222 • Food Banks /Pantries • Adventist Community Service Center . ................................... (484) 660-3951 Berks Encore – Mifflin Center.................................................... (610) 777-5577 Bethany Lutheran Church.......................................................... (610) 375-7163 boyertown area multi-service ................................................ (610) 367-6957 Boyertown Salvation Army...................................................... (610) 367-4089 Catholic Charities....................................................................... (610) 376-7144 Christ Lutheran Church.............................................................. (610) 376-0311 Conrad Weiser Pantry................................................................. (610) 693-8313 Exeter/Birdsboro Food Pantry................................................. (610) 572-2344 First Unitarian Universalist Church ....................................... (610) 372-0928 Friend, Inc....................................................................................... (610) 683-7790 Greater Berks Food Bank........................................................... (610) 926-5802 Holy Trinity Church of God ..................................................... (610) 374-0790 Incarnation Lutheran Church................................................. (610) 777-5701 Kennedy House, Catholic Charities......................................... (610) 378-1947 MANNA – Ministry of Grace E.C. Church................................ (610) 683-3340 New Journey Community Outreach, Inc................................ (610) 375-3310 Northern Berks Food Pantry..................................................... (610) 562-8250 Oley Valley Food Pantry............................................................ (610) 987-6021 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. John’s Lutheran Church....................................................... (610) 372-6950 St. Joseph’s RCC.............................................................................. (610) 376-2976 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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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 Wilson Food Pantry..................................................................... (610) 678-5611 • Food Stamps • Berks County area agency on Aging................................... (610) 478-6500 Pennsylvania Department of human services..................... (800) 692-7462 • Meals on Wheels • Berks County Area Agency on Aging – County Services Center.............................................................. (610) 478-6500 Berks Encore.................................................................................. (610) 374-3195 birdsboro........................................................................................ (610) 582-1603 boyertown...................................................................................... (610) 367-6957 boyertown area multi-service ................................................ (610) 367-6957 fleetwood....................................................................................... (610) 944-9242 mifflin............................................................................................... (610) 777-5577 reading............................................................................................ (610) 374-3195 strausstown................................................................................... (610) 488-5770 Wernersville................................................................................... (610) 670-1372

–––––– 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 Bernville Borough....................................................................... (484) 769-8594 Bethel Township............................................................................. (717) 933-8813 16

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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 Maidencreek Township................................................................ (610) 926-4920 Marion Township.......................................................................... (610) 589-2860 Maxatawny Township.................................................................. (610) 683-6518 Mohnton Borough...................................................................... (610) 775-0660 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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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 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 St. Lawrence Borough................................................................ (610) 779-1430 strausstown village.................................................................... (610) 488-0571 TILden Township.............................................................................. (610) 562-7410 Topton Borough........................................................................... (610) 682-2541 Tulpehocken Township................................................................. (717) 933-5747 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 18

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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 • National passport Information Center................................ (877) 487-2778 U.S. State Department 24-hour automated appointment system. 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. Citizenship and Immigration Services............................. (800) 375-5283 (800) 767-1833 (TDD) white house comment line......................(202) 456-1111; (202) 456-6213 (TTY)

–––––– HEALTH Centers –––––– Berks Va Outpatient Clinic......................................................... (484) 220-2572 Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital................................. (484) 628-2388

–––––– HEALTH RESOURCES –––––– ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s disease).................................. (800) 782-4747 American Cancer Society – Capital Region......................... (800) 227-2345 American Diabetes Association............................................... (888) 342-2383 American Heart Association Capital Region Division...... (800) 242-8721 American Lung Association..................................................... (610) 941-9595 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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The Arc of the United States........................................................ (800) 433-5255 Arthritis Foundation................................................................... (215) 574-3060 Autism Society of Berks County............................................... (610) 736-3739 Berks County Senior Citizens Council/ENCORE.................... (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 Foundation............................ (513) 874-3020 Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania Berks Area................... (800) 800-5776 Mental Health America............................................................... (800) 969-6642 Multiple Sclerosis Foundation................................................. (888) 673-6287 National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)... (800) 939-1019 The National Down Syndrome Society................................... (800) 221-4602 Pennsylvania 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 –––––– Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital................................. (484) 628-2388 • dermatology • pennsylvania dermatology partners......................(888) 895-3376 Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners specializes in medical and surgical dermatology. Treating a full spectrum of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Serving Berks County info@PADermPartners.com www.PADermPartners.com 20

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• Financial Assistance • Berks County Assistance Office/Human Services............... (610) 736-4211 Berks County Veterans Affairs................................................. (610) 378-5601 Catholic Charities....................................................................... (610) 376-7144 Department of human services................................................. (610) 736-4211 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 PACE/PACENET and PACE Plus Medicare Programs............. (800) 225-7223

–––––– 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 Pennsylvania....(800) 323-6060 Hearing Loss Association of America.................................. (301) 657-2248 National Association of the Deaf......(301) 587-1788; (301) 587-1789 (TTY)

–––––– 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. age in place homecare.............................................................. (888) 990-4555 Assured Assistance ..................................................................... (610) 796-4737 Bayada Home Health Care......................................................... (610) 375-3800 Berks Visiting Nurses/Advantage Home Care ..................... (610) 378-0481 caresense home health care..................................................... (484) 243-0493 caring matters home care........................................................ (610) 401-0634 Comfort Keepers .......................................................................... (610) 678-8000 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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comforting home care by phoebe.......................................... (610) 625-5206 covenant home care.......................................(888) 960-0751; (610) 562-0101 Dedicated Nursing Associates ................................................ (888) 960-0751 emanuel senior care................................................................... (610) 236-0109 encompass home health............................................................ (610) 796-6473 griswold home care................................................................... (484) 772-2525 hawkins home care..................................................................... (610) 374-2496 health calls home health........................................................... (866) 761-7104 heartland home health care.................................................... (866) 380-5874 highlands at wyomissing home care.................................... (610) 775-2300 home helpers.................................................................................. (610) 685-7077 home instead senior care.......................................................... (610) 372-2500 hospice care at green hills....................................................... (484) 577-8673 omni home care............................................................................ (610) 371-8008 open hearts home care services.............................................. (610) 372-1603 patient care.................................................................................... (610) 373-0300 precision health care................................................................. (484) 671-3999 prostat supporting healthcare................................................ (610) 736-9000 right at home................................................................................. (610) 208-0661 Senior LIFE........................................................................................ (610) 404-3200 Seniors Helping Seniors.............................................................. (610) 898-0090 Superior Health, Inc..................................................................... (610) 685-7351 utopia............................................................................................... (610) 375-1800 visiting angels.............................................................................. (610) 898-7880

–––––– 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 22

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Weatherization Programs ........................................................ (866) 466-3972

–––––– HOMELESS SERVICES –––––– Berks Coalition to End Homelessness..................................... (610) 372-7222 Opportunity House . ..................................................................... (610) 374-4696

–––––– HOSPICE SERVICES ––––––

Provides comfort and support to patients and their families when a lifelimiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. bayada............................................................................................. (610) 367-1608 Compassionate Care................................................................... (610) 286-2885 compassus...................................................................................... (267) 781-7322 Covenant Home Care & Hospice.............................................. (800) 726-8761 encompass hospice...................................................................... (610) 769-6473 Heartland Home Care & Hospice.............................................. (610) 373-6898

–––––– HOSPITALS –––––– Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Reading........................................................................(610) 796-6000 Connect to better rehabilitative care with experienced specialists, advanced technologies, and personalized programs for regained independence after an accident, injury, or surgery. 1623 Morgantown Road, Reading, PA 19607 www.encompasshealth.com/readingrehab penn state health St. joseph....................................................... (610) 378-2000 Reading Hospital/tower health................................................ (484) 628-2388 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 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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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 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 Bureau of Consumer Protection............................................. (800) 441-2555 CDC National STD and Aids Hotline......................................... (800) 232-4636 Crohn’s & 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 Kidney Foundation Helpline....................................................... (800) 622-9010 Medicaid.......................................................................................... (800) 465-3203 Medicare......................................................................................... (800) 647-8089 narcotics anonymous............................................................... (610) 374-5944 National Cancer Institute . ....................................................... (800) 422-6237 National Headache Foundation.............................................. (800) 843-2256 National Institute on Aging...................................................... (800) 222-2225 National Parkinson’s Foundation.......................................... (800) 327-4545 Nuclear Regulatory Commission.................(301) 415-7000; (800) 368-5642 Nurse Aid Registry......................................................................... (800) 852-0518 Nursing Home Complaints......................................................... (800) 254-5164 Organ Donation.......................................................................... (800) 528-2971 PACE.................................................................................................. (800) 225-7223 PennDOT........................................................................................... (800) 932-4600 24

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Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers.................................................... (800) 472-8477 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 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 City of Reading Housing Authority........................................ (610) 372-3933 skyview apartments...................................................................... (610) 376-6535 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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• Financial Assistance • Catholic Charities ...................................................................... (610) 376-7144 Community Action Commission (rental & Mortgage)..... (610) 375-7866 Department of human resources............................................. (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 Catholic Charities....................................................................... (610) 376-7144 Opportunity House . .................................................................... (610) 374-4696 Salvation Army............................................................................. (610) 373-5208

–––––– 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 B’Nai B’Rith House of Reading.................................................... (610) 374-4453 26

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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 Towne house Apartments............................................... (610) 777-6519 Senior Apartments at Wyomissing........................................... (610) 927-8000 skyview apartments...................................................................... (610) 376-6535 Southgate Apartments at West Ridge ..................................... (610) 916-2943 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 Human Works Affiliates ............................................................. (484) 893-5050 KenCrest........................................................................................... (610) 825-9360 Salvation Army............................................................................. (610) 373-5208 Threshold Rehabilitation Services........................................... (610) 777-7691 –– Retirement Living (See Retirement Living Options) ––

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–––––– Human services –––––– –– service coordinators—pa aging waiver –– (See service coordination) • Pennsylvania Waiver Programs • Waivers offer an array of services and benefits such as choice of qualified providers, due process, and health and safety assurances. ADULT AUTISM WAIVER..................................................................... (866) 539-7689 Provides long-term services and support to the specific needs of adults age 21 or older with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). AGING WAIVER................................................................................. (888) 753-8827 A long-term living program that provides older Pennsylvanians the help they need to live independently in their homes or community. AIDS WAIVER..................................................................................... (800) 922-9384 For individuals 21 years of age or older who have symptomatic HIV disease. ATTENDANT CARE WAIVER/ACT 150................................................ (877) 550-4227 Available to Pennsylvania residents age 18–59 who are mentally alert but have physical disabilities. COMMCARE WAIVER ...................................................................... (877) 550-4227 For individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CONSOLIDATED WAIVER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES....................................................... (800) 692-7462 For individuals with an intellectual disability. Designed to help them live more independently by providing a variety of services that promote community living. INDEPENDENCE WAIVER................................................................... (800) 692-7462 For adults with severe disability. May help them live or remain in the community and live as independently as possible. LIFE (LIVING INDEPENDENCE FOR THE ELDERLY) Program.......... (844) 824-3655 A federal program that helps adults 55 and over meet their healthcare needs in the community. OBRA WAIVER................................................................................... (877) 550-4227 Covers services available for Pennsylvania residents age 18–59 with severe developmental physical disability, helping them to remain as independent as possible. 28

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OPTIONS PROGRAM ........................................................................ (717) 299-7979 An array of community-based long-term care provided by the Area Agency on Aging to help consumers function at optimal level while remaining in the most appropriate setting. PENNSYLVANIA Independent Enrollment Broker.................... (877) 550-4227 A contracted statewide entity that facilitates and streamlines the eligibility/ enrollment process for applicants seeking services. PERSON/FAMILY DIRECTED SUPPORT WAIVER................................. (800) 692-7462 Designed to help persons with developmental disabilities live more independently in their homes and communities and provides a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models.

–––––– INFORMATION AND REFERRAL –––––– Berks County Area Agency on Aging – County Services Center ............................................................. (610) 478-6500 Berks ENCORE.................................................................................. (610) 374-3195

–––––– INSURANCE –––––– Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator........................... (855) 274-5626 –– Intellectual Disabilities (See disabiliTY services) ––

–––––– LEGAL SERVICES –––––– Antanavage Farbiarz, PLLC..........................................(610) 562-2000 At AF we help clients and their loved ones address unique issues affecting seniors: estate planning; estate administration; powers of attorney; living wills; guardianship; and nursing home planning. 64 North Fourth Street, Hamburg, PA 19526 info@afalawfirm.com www.antanavagefarbiarz.com Berks County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.. (610) 375-4591 Berks County District Justice..................................................... (610) 378-5101 Berks County Special Courts ................................................... (610) 478-6456 Mid Penn Legal Services.............................................................. (610) 376-8656 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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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 Mifflin Community Library . ...................................................... (610) 777-3911 Muhlenburg Community Library.............................................. (610) 929-0589 Reading Public Library ............................................................... (610) 655-6350 northeast branch............................ (610) 655-6361 northwest branch........................... (610) 655-6360 southeast branch............................. (610) 655-6362 30

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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 west lawn/wyomissing hills library....................................... (610) 678-4888 womelsdorf community library.............................................. (610) 589-1424 Wyomissing Public Library . ...................................................... (610) 374-2385

–––––– LOttery –––––– pennsylvania lottery www.palottery.state.pa.us www.palottery.com

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–––––– MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES –––––– United Disabilities Services (UDS)............................................... (888) 837-4235

–––––– MEDICARE –––––– • Counseling • The APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program of berks encore ........................................................................... (610) 374-3195 –– Mental Health (See disability services) ––

–––––– Police departments –––––– In the event of an emergency, dial 911. bally borough.............................................................................. (610) 845-2400 Bern township................................................................................ (610) 926-2535 Bethel Township............................................................................. (610) 558-0929 Birdsboro borough..................................................................... (610) 582-6037 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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Boyertown borough................................................................... (610) 369-3050 Brecknock township................................................................... (717) 445-0656 Caernarvon Township................................................................ (610) 286-1012 city of reading............................................................................. (610) 655-6116 Colebrookdale District.............................................................. (610) 367-5550 Cumru township............................................................................ (610) 777-9595 DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP...................................................................... (610) 367-0466 Exeter Township............................................................................. (610) 779-1490 Fleetwood borough.................................................................... (610) 944-7011 Hamburg borough....................................................................... (610) 562-7228 Kutztown Borough...................................................................... (610) 683-3545 Laureldale Borough.................................................................... (610) 655-4911 Mohnton Borough...................................................................... (610) 655-4911 Muhlenberg township.................................................................. (610) 929-5454 Northern Berks.............................................................................. (610) 926-2999 Oley Township................................................................................ (610) 655-4911 Robeson Township........................................................................ (610) 582-4276 robesonia borough.................................................................... (610) 678-2835 Shillington borough.................................................................. (610) 777-3947 Sinking Spring borough............................................................. (610) 678-1906 spring township............................................................................ (610) 678-3431 Tilden township.............................................................................. (610) 562-9001 West Reading borough............................................................... (610) 373-0111 Womelsdorf Borough................................................................ (610) 655-4911 Wyomissing Borough................................................................. (610) 375-6102 32

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–––––– 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 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 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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New Bernville.................................................................................. (610) 367-2756 Oley................................................................................................... (610) 987-6054 Pine Forge....................................................................................... (610) 326-8308 Rehrersburg.................................................................................... (717) 933-5308 Robesonia....................................................................................... (610) 693-5541 Shartlesville................................................................................... (610) 488-9265 Shillington..................................................................................... (610) 777-7143 Shoemakersville........................................................................... (610) 562-4716 Sinking Spring............................................................................... (610) 678-8136

–––––– 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/PACENET and PACE Plus Medicare Programs............. (800) 225-7223

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Partnership for Prescription Assistance............................... (888) 477-2669 Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs................ (202) 835-3400 Salvation Army............................................................................. (610) 373-5208 Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program – HIV/AIDS....... (800) 922-9384 Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) – Mental Health................................................................................. (800) 922-9384 Veterans HealthCare Benefits.................................................... (800) 409-8771

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–––––– RETIREMENT LIVING OPTIONS –––––– • Active Adult Living Communities • A vibrant, age-restricted community where the residents pay an annual maintenance fee. They are generally located in close proximity to health and entertainment venues. douglass village......................................................................... (610) 323-4583 legacy at papermill..................................................................... (610) 336-5200 meadow View Farms..................................................................... (610) 987-0422 stonecroft village...................................................................... (717) 690-5746 the village at maiden creek....................................................... (855) 622-2056 the village at summit crest........................................................ (610) 944-6200 • 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 • 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 A healthy lifeplan community for active seniors 55+. Vibrant Well By Design program. Best of Berks and Reader’s Choice awards. 200 Tranquility Lane, Shillington, PA 19607 www.heritageofgreenhills.com 36

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The Highlands at Wyomissing.....................................(610) 775-2300 The Highlands offers a full continuum of care from various-sized villas, apartments, personal care, skilled nursing, and rehab on 113 beautiful acres. 2000 Cambridge Avenue, Wyomissing, PA 19610 info@thehighlands.org www.thehighlands.org Lutheran Home at Topton........................................................... (610) 682-1400 Phoebe Berks Village & Health Care Center........................... (610) 927-8200 • 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) 370-6706 Country Meadows of Wyomissing.......................................... (610) 374-3122 Green Hills manor at the heritage.............................(610) 775-1451 Committed to quality care for seniors requiring personal care, memory care, and hospice care. Professionally licensed nurses on staff 24/7. 10 Tranquility Lane, Shillington, PA 19607 www.greenhillsmanor.com The Highlands at Wyomissing................................................... (610) 775-2300 Keystone Villa at Douglassville.............................................. (610) 427-5827 The Lutheran Home at Topton.................................................... (610) 628-1400 mifflin court.................................................................................. (610) 796-1600 Phoebe Berks Health Care Center............................................. (610) 927-8200 rittenhouse village at muhlenberg......................................... (610) 285-8155 • 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. Country Meadows of Wyomissing.......................................... (610) 374-3122 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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The Heritage of Green Hills...........................................(484) 269-5100 A healthy lifeplan community for active seniors 55+. Vibrant Well By Design program. Best of Berks and Reader’s Choice awards. 200 Tranquility Lane, Shillington, PA 19607 www.heritageofgreenhills.com Keystone Villa at Douglassville.............................................. (610) 385-2000 Keystone Villa at fleetwood..................................................... (484) 638-6337 manor at market square........................................................... (610) 816-0763 rittenhouse village at muhlenberg......................................... (610) 285-8155 sacred heart villa........................................................................ (610) 929-5751 • 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. amity place senior living........................................................... (610) 347-5064 Berks Heim nursing and rehabilitation.................................. (610) 376-4841 Berkshire Center............................................................................ (610) 779-0600 encompass health rehabilitation hospital........................... (610) 796-6000 fairlane gardens nursing and rehabilitation.................... (610) 779-8522 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) 562-2284 morris-pace personal care home........................................... (610) 371-9590 Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing................. (484) 628-2388 Spruce Manor Nursing & Rehab Center.................................. (610) 374-5175 Wyomissing Health & Rehabilitation Center.......................... (610) 376-3991 38

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• 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 Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Amity place..................................................................................... (610) 347-5064 Berks Leisure Living....................................................................... (610) 916-8833 Berkshire Commons..................................................................... (610) 779-3993 Chestnut knoll............................................................................... (610) 370-6706 columbia cottage....................................................................... (610) 927-0310 Country Meadows of Wyomissing.......................................... (610) 374-3122 Elmcroft of Reading................................................................... (610) 314-7660 Evans Retirement Center.............................................................. (610) 944-7257 Grand View Manor...................................................................... (610) 944-1800 Green Hills manor at the heritage.............................(610) 775-1451 Committed to quality care for seniors requiring personal care, memory care, and hospice care. Professionally licensed nurses on staff 24/7. 10 Tranquility Lane, Shillington, PA 19607 www.greenhillsmanor.com Keystone Villa at Douglassville.............................................. (610) 427-5827 Keystone Villa at Fleetwood..................................................... (484) 638-6308 Maidencreek place....................................................................... (610) 557-1273 The Manor at Market Square..................................................... (610) 816-0763 Mifflin Court senior living community................................. (610) 796-1600 Miller Personal Care Home....................................................... (610) 374-9203 Morris Pace Personal Care Home........................................... (610) 371-9590 Rittenhouse village at muhlenberg......................................... (610) 208-8890 sacred heart villa senior living.............................................. (610) 929-5751 Stabon Manor Personal Care Home...................................... (610) 373-2272 The Villa St. Elizabeth.................................................................... (610) 478-1201 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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–––––– SEarch & rescue –––––– project lifesaver.......................................................................... (610) 478-6240

–––––– 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 Mifflin ......................................................................................... (610) 777-5577 Reading ...................................................................................... (610) 374-3195 strausstown ............................................................................. (610) 488-5770 Wernersville . ............................................................................ (610) 670-1372 boyertown area multi-service ..................................(610) 367-6957 Serving the people in the Boyertown Area School District and communities of Amity, District, Hereford, Pike, and Oley townships. 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, PA 19512 www.BoyertownAreaMulti-Service.org The Center at Spring Street in Boyertown.............................. (610) 367-2313 Family First Resource Center..................................................... (610) 372-7488 La Casa De La Amistad................................................................. (610) 685-1284

–––––– SENIOR serviceS –––––– berks encore....................................................................(610) 374-3195 Helping to develop aging-confident individuals through referrals, resources, and education to enhance their ability to live well later in life. 40 North Ninth Street, Reading, PA 19601 ApplaudingLife@BerksEncore.org www.BerksEncore.org See our ad on the inside front page. See our profile on page 5. project lifesaver.......................................................................... (610) 478-6240 Senior LIFE........................................................................................ (610) 404-3200 40

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–––––– SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS –––––– 

A club of professional or businesspeople 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 Pennsylvania 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/Phoebe Berks ............................... (610) 927-8940 Amputee Support Team of Lancaster ...................................... (717) 665-0139 Breast Cancer................................................................................ (610) 478-1447 Central Pennsylvania ataxia support group...................... (610) 996-5814 Epilepsy............................................................................................. (800) 887-7165 Life after Stroke ............................................................................ (610) 988-4357 Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance . ........................... (610) 775-3000 Parkinson’s.................................................................................... (610) 929-8627 Stroke Support Group/outpatient therapy............................ (610) 796-6328 vision resource center of berks county ............................. (610) 375-8407

–––––– TAX ASSISTANCE –––––– AARP Tax–Aide & Driver’s safety................................................ (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 of berks encore............................................................................ (610) 374-3195 www.ResourceDirectoryPA.com

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–––––– TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE –––––– Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services .......................................................................(610) 685-4520; (610) 685-4525 (TTY)

–––––– Therapies –––––– Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital................................. (484) 628-2388

–––––– TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ––––––

Support from a governmental unit or the general public. May be free, reduced fare, or donations depending on entity. BARTA bus service............................................................(610) 921-0601 barta special services...................................................(610) 921-2361 Seniors 65 or older can ride BARTA bus routes for free or at a discounted rate on BARTA Special Services. Serving the Berks County area barta@bartabus.com www.bartabus.com See our ad on this page. boyertown area multi-service ................................................ (610) 367-6957 Diakon Volunteers Serving Seniors........................................ (610) 682-1412 Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)....... (610) 921-2361 Veterans’ Transportation Services......................................... (610) 375-4383 –– UTILITIES (See ENERGY assistance) ––

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service allows seniors to get to dr. appointments, shopping trips or any other trip they need.


–––––– VETERANS services –––––– American red cross — ­ Reading............................................... (877) 272-7337 Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs... (610) 378-5601, Ext. 0 Veterans’ services for the 23,000 veterans and families who live in Berks County. Serving Berks County See our ad on the previous page. Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs............................................................................ (800) 547-2838 Veterans Healthcare Benefits.................................................... (800) 409-8771 Veterans Transportation Services of American red Cross............................................................... (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. low-income home energy assistance program (liheap)...............................................(610) 736-4228; (866) 215-3911 Weatherization BCAP.................................................................... (610) 375-9770

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Zip Codes

Emergency Information

Bally .......................................... 19503 Barto ......................................... 19504 Bechtelsville ............................. 19505 Bernville .................................... 19506 Bethel ....................................... 19507 Birdsboro .................................. 19508 Blandon..................................... 19510 Bowers....................................... 19511 Boyertown................................. 19512 Centerport ............................... 19516 Dauberville................................ 19533 Douglassville............................. 19518 Earlville . .................................... 19519 Evansville................................... 19522 Fleetwood................................. 19522 Fredericksburg . ....................... 17026 Geigertown............................... 19523 Hamburg................................... 19526 Hereford ................................... 18056 Kempton................................... 19529 Kutztown.................................... 19530 Laureldale................................. 19605 Leesport..................................... 19533 Lenhartsville.............................. 19534 Limekiln...................................... 19535 Lyon Station.............................. 19536 Maxatawny............................... 19538 Mertztown................................. 19539 Mohnton.................................... 19540 Mohrsville................................... 19541 Monocacy Station................... 19542 Morgantown............................. 19543 Mount Aetna............................ 19544 Mount Penn.............................. 19606 New Berlinville........................... 19545 Oley .......................................... 19547 Pine Forge................................. 19548 Reading................................19601–12 Reading..................................... 19640 Rehrersburg............................... 19550 Robesonia................................. 19551 Shartlesville................................ 19554 Shoemakersville........................ 19555 Stony Run.................................. 19557 Stouchsburg.............................. 19567 Strausstown............................... 19559 Temple....................................... 19560 Topton....................................... 19562 Virginville................................... 19564 Wernersville............................... 19565 Womelsdorf............................... 19567

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