Older Adults (66 and over)

Need help now?   We’re here to help you . . .

UPMC – Beaver County Crisis #:  800-400-6180    (Available 24/7)

Or … The Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message
to people in crisis when they text PA to 741741.

Beaver County Office on Aging
COVID-19 Task Force Newsletter Volume 11

  • 2020 Farmers Market Program (Details and Application)
  • Farmers Markets – Local growers locations in Beaver County
  • AARP Has Online Income Tax Preparation Assistance (due July 15th!)
  • Pennsylvania Mortgage Assistance Program
  • The CARES-Rent Relief Program
  • Beaver County Radio – Multiple Church Services Available on Sundays
  • Older Adult Protective Services
  • Ombudsman Service

Resources for Caregivers

(Click here for the “Caregivers” Webpage)

Are you a Grandparent who holds the
primary responsibility for parenting your grandchildren?

(Click here for “Grandfamily” Resources)

Beaver County Office on Aging (OOA)

Human Services Building – 1020 Eighth Avenue, Beaver Falls: 724.847.2262

(click here for 84-page guide)

Beaver County Office on Aging – YouTube Channel

 

Beacon Health Options  (formerly “VBH-PA”)
P.O. Box 1840
Cranberry Township, PA 16066-1840
Toll Free Member Number:  1.877.688.5970

Managed behavioral health services for Medical Assistance (MA) recipients in Beaver County and 12 other Western Pennsylvania counties as part of the HealthChoices program.

Provider Directory and Resource Guide for Beaver County HealthChoices Members

Printable BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE  (provided by Beacon Health Options of PA)

ReferralConnect  – Search online for:
Individual Doctors, Counselors, Groups and Clinics.
Hospitals and Programs
Search Tips and FAQ

Center at the Mall
Located inside the Beaver Valley Mall (unit 284) in Monaca, PA, Center at the Mall is a community wellness center designed  for adults over 50 who want to have fun, stay healthy, and be active.  The center provides a social atmosphere where members can enjoy nutritional lunches, a state of the art fitness center, exercise classes, dance classes, computer lab, a WiFi cafe, group trips, entertainment, holiday celebrations and information on local services for older adults.  There is no membership fee to belong to the center.

Seniors Blue Book
Summer – Winter 2020
Serving the Greater Pittsburgh Area (Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington & Westmoreland Counties), the Seniors Blue Book provides “Resources for Aging Well”.  This semi-annual Directory is available for FREE at most gathering places for seniors.  Click above to view the new directory, search for local events or search by category for timely articles.   Click here to order a FREE printed guide or call 412.551.5951.  Click here to find the book locally.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project
PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Pennsylvania LINK to Aging and Disabilities Resources
Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties)

2018 – 2019 Beaver County Senior Resource Guide
For Caregivers.  For Professionals.  For YOU!   A comprehensive listing of resources and services with programs offered by the Beaver County Office on Aging (BCOA).

The Healthcare Resources section encompasses a broad spectrum of resources in our area and listings of adult day services, home health agencies, respite care and other in-home services that enable seniors to live independently in their own residences.  The rest of the Resource Guide outlines helpful information for every facet of life — all designed to help older adults get the best from themselves, their community and their lives.

Circle of Friends  a nonprofit agency committed to providing a diverse and multi-faceted program in a community social center setting that maintains and enhances the independence, dignity, and quality of life of older residents residing in Beaver County and surrounding areas.   Locations are in New Brighton, Baden, Aliquippa, and Midland. 

Monthly Cancer Support Group in Beaver County  (Please share)

(Print the Flyer to post or share!)

Western PA Psych Care

(Immediate appointments available for therapists and less than a month wait for a psychiatrist!)

1607 Third St.
Beaver, PA 15009
(724) 728-8411

With locations in Beaver, Baden and Bridgeville, WPPC provides comprehensive mental health services for individuals (child, adolescent, adult, geriatric) of all ages.  Services include:  Psychiatric Evaluation,   Medication Management,   Outpatient Therapy,  BHRS/Wraparound,  School Based Therapy,  Group Therapy,  Summer Therapeutic Activities Program,  Early Intervention, and  Specialized Autism Services.

angieslist.com:  Make sure you’re ready for 72 hours on your own, thanks to this disaster preparedness toolkit.

Other Resources

Becoming a Happy Empty Nester

Understanding Mental Health Issues in Seniors

The National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab (Rehabnet.com)
We are a non profit organization with a mission to educate and provide assistance to seniors struggling addiction as well as caregivers and family members with concerns. Our primary objective is to effectively halt the growing silent epidemic of senior addiction.

Alcohol Abuse Amongst the Elderly, a complete guide (Aging.com)
Even when seniors live inside nursing homes and assisted living, the NCADD says that nearly 50% have “alcohol-related problems”.

Fully Accessible Guide to Smart Home Tech for Disabled and Elderly (Designed and optimized for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, this guide was built to meet the needs of those with visual and hearing disabilities.)

PayingforSeniorCare.com
Understanding Your Financial Options for Long Term Care “PayingforSeniorCare.com today is a discovery tool. Through browsing and search, users are able to discover what programs and options are relevant to them.

The Best Medical Alert Systems for 2019
This guide will help you learn about medical alert companies and devices so you can make an informed decision and find a medical alert system that is the best fit for yourself or a loved one.

MedicalAlert.org
DEDICATED TO THE IMPROVING OF THE LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS THROUGH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.
From understanding what features to look for, to up-to-date industry news, MedicalAlert.org provides all the information you’d want in one place.

TheReviewsInsider.com
A Guide to Smart Home Tech for the Disabled and Elderly