If you or your loved one is 60 or older, lives in York County, is eligible for a nursing home and can either qualify for Medical Assistance or is able to pay privately, a new alternative is now available. SeniorLIFE is open in Springettsbury Township and offers in-home services as well as services at its center. For more information, click here.
People who are 65 or older, or who are disabled, have until the end of the year to receive property tax rebates for 2010 if they own their home or rent it. The maximum rebate this year is at least $650. Homeowners can receive a rebate if their income is as much as $35,000, excluding half of Social Security income. Renters are eligible if their income is below $15,000 excluding half of Social Security income. Aside from those 65 and older, and those who are permanently disabled, widows or widowers 50 and older also can apply. For more information go here.
Maintaining our independence, and being able to remain in our own homes, are often major concerns as we grow older.
The things we need to do -- routine trips to the grocery or finding transportation to a medical appointment -- are no longer so easy if we don’t drive any more.
That’s where Staying Connected comes in. We’re a nonprofit interfaith program in York, Pa., that can help you, or your aging parents, continue to accomplish the everyday tasks of life. For those 60 and older, our volunteers offer:
As part of the national Faith in Action network, our services are available to all, regardless of religious affiliation. They’re provided by caring volunteers from six York County congregations, and others who support our mission.
Finding others to support us can be difficult. It may be hard to ask for help and sometimes, family and friends are facing their own challenges, or have moved away or died. But there are alternatives.
To find out more, call 717-843-5011 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Or click here.