Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging

Colin Holmes, Director

As the local representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the AAA implements various programs for older adults and the caregivers throughout Lackawanna County.

The AAA reflects a simple philosophy: to act as advocates for the aging and to serve, protect, enable and empower older adults and persons with disabilities through the provision and continuous improvement of home and community based services.

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Agencies

LIFE Geisinger 

LIFE Geisinger provides additional independence for older individuals and their caregivers.

Apprise office at the Voluntary Action Center

APPRISE is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvanians on Medicare.  The Pennsylvania Department of Aging created APPRISE to help older Pennsylvanians understand their health insurance options under Medicare and make sound decisions about what is best for them.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP)

PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

Documentation

Act 169 of 1996
2014 Eligibility & Proxy Form
2014 Senior Center Distribution Schedule
FBI Background Check Transmittal Form
Mandatory Elderly Abuse Form
Electronic Fingerprinting
PACE Application
PACE En Espanol

Administrative Contacts

Colin Holmes, Director
Phone: 570-963-6740 | Fax: 570-963-6401
Email: holmesc@lackawannacounty.org

Additional information

AAA@lackawannacounty.org

Location

Area Agency on Aging
200 Adams Avenue, 3rd Floor
Scranton, PA 18503