Local Area Agencies on Aging Help Coordinate Disaster Assistance for Older Pennsylvanians

Oct 29, 2012, 13:07 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Aging

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) can coordinate shelter or find services for older Pennsylvanians during Hurricane Sandy.  Residents are encouraged to visit www.aging.state.pa.us or call 1-800-490-8505 to be connected with an AAA in their local area.

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

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

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

Media contact: Christina Reese, 717-783-1549

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Aging