|Northampton County Area Agency on Aging
A Division of the
Department of Human Services
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Office telephone: (610) 829-4540 or 1-800-322-9269 toll free
For information and to make a referral: (610) 559-3270
24 Hour Emergency Service available for Elder Abuse and Neglect Reports. (610) 252-9060
What We Do
Northampton County Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers in:
APPRISE Program - Health Insurance counseling for people on Medicare.
Minimum number of hours per week - 2.
Computer familiarity a plus. Training provided.
To obtain further information or to get involved, please contact Delores Miller at 610-829-4507 or 1-800-322-9269 toll free.
Area Agencies on Aging provide local services, act as advocates, and generally assist older citizens to remain active in their communities. We operate under program guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, with County, State and Federal funding.
The purpose of the Area Agency on Aging is to plan and coordinate the provision of services to the OLDER ADULTS IN Northampton County.
These services, delivered directly, purchase of service from a community agency, or by cooperative agreement, are designed to enhance the independence and dignity of older adults, and to provide protection as well.
The Area Agency on Aging serves residents of Northampton County who are 60 years of age or older. No distinction is made on the basis of race, color, nationality, creed, sex or income. The Area Agency on Aging is an Affirmative Action Employer and Provider.
Advocacy - Support and representation, administratively and legislatively, for the needs of older adults as a group or individually.
APPRISE - assistance with health insurance benefit concerns, appeals, benefit applications. For more information about this program and related, counseling sites, click here: APPRISE
Employment Services - subsidized employment for training purposes. Available to low income persons age 55 and older.
Information and Referral - answers to questions on the availability of services and programs for older adults.
Legal Services - provided in non-fee generating cases via a contract with North Penn Legal Services, Inc.
Nursing Home Transition - Information about availability of long term care in a variety of settings - in the home, or in assisted living, and planning/coordination in making a move to an alternate setting including arranging for necessary services, for current residents of nursing homes.
Ombudsman - receives, investigates and assists in resolving complaints about quality of long term care. Provides information on long term care issues.
Protective Services - activities, resources and supports to prevent or intervene in abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment cases.
Specialized Transportation - limited availability of rides to medical appointments and social service agencies.
Care Management - casework services for assessment and care planning, and authorization of the following:
Adult Day Care - caregiving in an organized setting for less than a 24 hour day. Excellent for caregiver respite.
Emergency Energy Assistance - bill payment or provision of fuel to avoid utility shut off or lack of fuel in crisis situations.
Caregiver Support Program - educational services and financial assistance to family care providers.
Home Delivered Meals - hot/cold meals delivered to maintain necessary nutrition.
Home Health Care - skilled nursing, therapy and aide services.
Nursing Home Respite Services - respite for overnight absences of caregivers.
Personal Care/Personal Assistance Service - in-home help with bathing and other personal hygiene, laundry, shopping and meal preparation.
Pre-Admission Assessment - level of care determination for those considering admission to a long term care facility.
Waiver Services - Medicaid-funded in-home services of the types listed above, and more, to maintain nursing-home eligible older adults in their homes.
Project Lifesaver - Engage in search assistance for pre-registered older adults who may or do wander utilizing an electronic tracking system.
How to Reach Us
For more information or to obtain an assessment for services, please call:
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Where We Are
Human Services Building
2801 Emrick Blvd
Bethlehem, Pa. 18020
1-800-322-9269 Toll Free
ADVISORY COUNCIL OF THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING
The Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging is a group of concerned citizen volunteers, appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the Northampton County Council, whose purpose it to assure full participation by older adults and by the community in developing a program of services for County residents age sixty and over. The Advisory Council reviews Area Agency on Aging programs, recommends new programs, participates in planning, sponsors or participates in public hearings, recommends public information techniques, and acts as an advocate for older adults in the community in many ways, including sponsorship of an annual volunteer service recognition.
Membership on the Advisory Council is open to Northampton County residents. At least fifty percent of Advisory Council members must be age sixty or older. Every effort is made to have Advisory Council Membership reflect the makeup of our community. To inquire about possible service on the Advisory Council, please call the AAA at (610) 829-4516 or toll free at (1-800-322-9269) and ask to speak to the AAA Director.
The AAA Advisory Council meets on the second Tuesday of the odd months, (January, March, May, July, September, and November). Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m., and are held at the Northampton County Human Services Building, 2801 Emrick Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18020. The exception is the November meeting, which begins at 10:00 a.m. at Gracedale, in Nazareth.
LEHIGH VALLEY ALLIANCE ON AGING
The Northampton County Area Agency on Aging has been an active participant in the Lehigh Valley Alliance on Aging since its' formation in 2001 as a community-building partnership of The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. We are pleased to provide a link to the Alliance's website, which provides an excellent directory of sources of information and services, and access to Benefits Checkup, an extremely useful and popular computer program for determining if an older adult is receiving all benefits for which they may be eligible. It's free and confidential. Give it a try!
Lehigh Valley Alliance on Aging
SENIOR CENTERS PROVIDE MANY SERVICES
- Hot Meals
- Shopping Assistance
- Prime Time Health
- Income Tax Assistance
- Information and Referral
- Social Activities
To obtain these services, call the Center nearest you
|Mid-County Senior Center
234 Walnut Street, Bath
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Rooney Senior Center
4 East Fourth Street, Bethlehem
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
|Old York Road Center|
720 Old York Road, Bethlehem
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
520 East Fourth Street, Bethlehem
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
|Cherryville Senior Center
4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville
9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
|Easton Area Senior Center|
42 Centre Square, Easton
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
|South Side Senior Center
Shull Community Building,
Berwick St. & Seitz Ave., Easton
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
|Saucon Valley Community Center
323 Northampton Street, Hellertown
9:30 a.m.-3;00 p.m.
|Nazareth Senior Center |
Oliver C. Border House
15 South Wood St., Nazareth
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Northampton Senior Center
902 Lincoln Ave. , Northampton
8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
|Slate Belt Senior Center
American Bangor Road, Box 3268A,
RD 3, Bangor
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
HOUSING RESOURCES FOR THE ELDERLY
Bethlehem Housing Authority:
Bartholomew House - Market and Elm Streets, Bethlehem
Litzenberger House - 224 East 4th Street, Bethlehem
Monocacy Towers - 645 Main Street, Bethlehem
Pfeifle Homes - Pembroke Road, Bethlehem
To obtain information about Bethlehem Housing Authority dwelling call 610-865-8331 or visit the Central Rental Office at 645 Main Street, Bethlehem. The Bethlehem Housing authority also operates a Section 8 Rental Assistance Program which utilizes private apartments in the community as subsidized housing, call 610-865-8359. NOTE: The above listing contains only projects located in the Northampton County portion of the City of Bethlehem.
Easton Housing Authority:
Harlan House - 221 South 4th Street, Easton
Walters House - directly behind Harlan House
Bushkill House - 66 North Locust Street, Easton
Union Street Project
The Easton Housing Authority also operates a Section 8 Program. Call 610-258-0806 or visit the Authority's office at 221 South 4th Street, Easton for further information.
Northampton County Housing Authority:
Located in the Oliver C. Border House, 15 South Wood Street, Nazareth, Pa 18064, (610-759-8488), the Northampton County Housing Authority operates the above-named mid-rise and two (2) mid-rises, (office: 610-759-8145), in the Borough of Bath known as Howard Jones Manor I, and a Section 8 Rental Assistance Program for residents of Northampton county who live outside the cities of Bethlehem and Easton. Rentals are based on 30% of individual/family income.
Private (although subsidized) Housing Projects:
||2405 Hillside Avenue, Easton Pa, 18042 (610-258-2033) |
|Bangor High Rise
101 Murray Street, Bangor, Pa, 18013
||19-25 Belvidere Street, Nazareth, PA 18064 (610-759-8411) |
55 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013
||8 North Main Street, Bangor, PA 18013 (610-588-7978) |
|Easton Senior Citizen Housing
||125 South 4th Street, Easton, PA 18042 (610-258-1244) |
||684 American-Bangor Rd., Bangor, PA 18013 (610-863-7626) |
||1802 Lincoln Ave., Northampton, PA 18067 (610-262-1564)|
|Moravian House I, II & III
Bldg. I - 737 Main Street., Bethlehem PA 18018 (610-691-8409)
Bldg. II - 701 Main Street, Bethlehem PA 18018 (610-861-0717)
Bldg. III - 133 West Union Blvd., Bethlehem PA 18018 (610-691-3808)
|Newport Avenue Apts.
||1801 Newport Ave., Northampton, PA 18067 (610-433-2312) |
|Northampton Elderly Apts.
||1702-1706 Main St., Northampton, PA 18067 (610-262-1432) |
|Fred B. Rooney Building
||4 East 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610-868-8101)|
||650 Northampton St., Hellertown, PA 18055 (610-838-9187) |
|Sacred Heart Independent Living
||602-B East 21st St., Northampton PA 18067 (610-262-4300) |
||233 Brother Thomas Bright Ave., Easton, PA 18042 (610-340-9828)|
|Valley Housing Development Corp.
||(owns/operates some of the above and other projects) (610-433-2312)|
|Wind Gap Manor
||665 Alpha Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091 (610-599-1500)|
Housing Rehabilitation Grants and Loans:
City of Bethlehem
Dwelling must be owner-occupied. Income guidelines based on family size. Code and weatherization items have first priority for expenditure of funds.
10 East Church Street, Bethlehem PA 18018
City of Easton
Dwelling must be owner-occupied. Income guidelines based on family size. Code and weatherization items only.
1 South 3rd St., Easton PA 18042
Singe Family Program - loans and grants to repair/remove health hazards in rural homes. Income limits; amount of money granted limited to $7, 500
2211 Mack Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18103-5623
PERSONAL CARE HOME DIRECTORY:
Personal Care Homes provide lodging, food, and some support for older adults and individuals with disabilities who are unable to care for themselves but who do not require 24 hour nursing services in a licensed nursing home. A typical personal care home consumer may need help with dressing, meal preparation, taking medication, and mobility. The link below will take you to a directory of State-licensed personal care homes.
Contact Northampton County Agency on Aging
Human Services Building
2801 Emrick Boulevard
Bethlehem, Pa. 18020
1-800-322-9269 (toll free) or
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