COVID-19 Information and Resources

 

IN THE INTEREST OF PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH & THE HEALTH OF SENIORS


Senior Centers:  In compliance with the Governor’s orders, the 13 Senior Centers in Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice.  The Center Director, until further notice, will respond to your phone calls to the Center and to emails. 


Face-Face Visits:  While the Area Agency on Aging continues to respond to the urgent needs of Senior Citizens,  services requiring face to face visits will, until further notice, generally not be available.  Exceptions will be considered, on a case by case basis, to address reports of abuse and neglect (Protective Services) and some few face to face care management type services essential to the well-being of at-risk individuals.


 The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has launched an online COVID-19 resource guide to help older adults easily find useful information related to their health, safety, and well-being. For more info click the link below:  

 

Social Security has reported that their telephone lines have been inundated with calls regarding the Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries.


The press release below contains important information and guidance for beneficiaries in regards to these payments.

  

Eligibility requirements and other information about the Economic Impact Payments can be found at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center.

  The below directory has a list of current operations of agencies during COVID-19 that assist the older population.  There is also a list of hotline numbers that can provide support and assistance. Please click download below to view the information