Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging works closely with our programs in the county to bring important services to its senior members.
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) - www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org
CEO’s Weinberg Regional Food Bank works through a network of partners to provide
food assistance to people in need in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, and Susquehanna
NEED HELP WITH FOOD?
If you’re struggling to keep food on the table, let us help you!
Apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps): Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us or apply by phone by calling 570-826-0510.
Find a Food Pantry: www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org/find_a_food_pantry
The Greenhouse Project - www.scrantongreenhouse.org
The Greenhouse Project offers opportunities to feed your mind, body and creative self
with classes in gardening, plant-based eating, yoga, outdoor activities like kayaking and
nature walks, as well as an array of creative art classes. GHP also hosts fun events for the
community to come together and get to know one another.
Outdoor and Active Older Adults (OAOA) is a special initiative for older adults – a full
schedule of programs throughout the year offered at no cost to Lackawanna County residents
ages 60 and up (and at low cost to those outside of Lackawanna County). Programs in the
OAOA schedule include creative arts, yoga, kayaking, nature walks, gardening, and farm tours.
Jewish Community Center of Scranton (JCC) - www.scrantonjcc.org
Our older adult programs provide an atmosphere for a great bunch of friendly, active,
on-the-go seniors over 60! There are many opportunities for seniors to remain active at
the JCC, including exercise and wellness programs, entertainment, socials,guest speakers,
discussion groups, responsible care, movies, informal socializing, cards, Mah Jongg and board games. In addition, informal socializing at the Senior Café!
Lackawanna Pro Bono - lackawannaprobono.org
Lackawanna Pro Bono provides free legal assistance to low income people who have civil
legal problems in Lackawanna County. Types of cases for which Lackawanna Pro Bono
provides assistance include child custody, child support, protection from abuse, evictions
and other landlord/tenant matters, debtor/creditor matters, unemployment compensation, termination of Social Security disability and SSI benefits, and others. LPB also runs an Elder Law Clinic which provides income qualified Lackawanna County residents age 60 and over with free Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and brief advice on civil legal matters. People who need Lackawanna Pro Bono’s services are encouraged to call (570) 961-2714, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Further information can be found at lackawannaprobono.org.
LIFE Geisinger - www.lifegeisinger.org
At LIFE Geisinger, a dedicated, qualified team of senior professionals integrate care daily
to provide individualized solutions for each participant’s unique needs. With one team
overseeing all care, including medical needs, therapies, meals and nutritional counseling,
social services, homecare, adult day services, medications, activities and socialization, personal care and more, you can be assured that all of your needs are met. Our program enables seniors to live independently at home, while receiving the services they need at the center and at home. Additionally, once services are determined to be a need, they are provided at no cost for eligible seniors. Questions? Contact us at
Meals on Wheels of NEPA - www.mealsonwheelsnepa.org
Meals on Wheels of NEPA provides nutrition and supportive services to residents of NEPA.
We strive to provide relief from hunger for the elderly and disabled, decrease the onset of
disease with proper nutrition, and increase home-based support in order to delay or
prevent expensive institutional care. Meals on Wheels of NEPA serves all of Lackawanna County, as well as Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. We deliver meals Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. We offer hot, cold, and frozen nutritious meals delivered directly to your home by friendly staff and/or volunteers. Also, we can accommodate special dietary needs with our dietitian-approved menus. For more information on our programs, you can view our website at www.mealsonwheelsnepa.org or you can call us at 570-346-2421.
Neighborly - www.NeighborlyPA.com
Neighborly opened its “door” in 2020 as your local resource connection. Powered by a
partnership with Aunt Bertha, Neighborly is an easy-to-use web-based community
resource and social care platform designed to help connect individuals in our community
to the programs they need. Neighborly houses up-to-date contact information for resources and programs while providing individuals, providers and community-based organizations the ease of referring to services and tracking outcomes. Designed to grow with the community, Neighborly relies on the help of the neighborhood to continuously add to, update and enhance the directory so that everyone benefits from the information. Check it out at www.NeighborlyPA.com.
NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania - www.nwnepa.org
NeighborWorks NEPA coordinates an Aging in Place program which assists homeowners
age 60 and above with small home repairs, critical safety modifications, volunteer led
safety modifications, resource connections and financial capabilities guidance. Interested
homeowners can obtain a referral for the Aging in Place program by contacting the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging and obtaining a referral. Questions regarding the program can be answered by calling NWNEPA at 570-558-2490.
Senior Day Services, A Telespond Company – www.seniordayservices.org
Older adults want to remain in their homes as long as possible, and in order to do that
they need supportive services. If you, or a loved one, are having difficulty with tasks of
daily living then you will want to learn about Senior Day Services’ programs that include
Senior Day Services, In-home Personal Care and the Senior Companion Program.
Serving Seniors Inc. - www.servingseniorsnepa.org
Serving Seniors Inc.’s mission is to improve the quality of life and care of older adults
throughout our community, more specifically all residents of long term living facilities. Our
PEER(Pa Empowered Expert Residents Program)
We are here to assist all residents of long term care (nursing homes, personal care homes) and their families during this most difficult time and beyond!
For more information please contact us at 570-344-7190, or email:
Ombudsman - firstname.lastname@example.org
General agency email - email@example.com
United Neighborhood Centers - www.uncnepa.org
United Neighborhood Centers provides services to meet the needs of area residents
through our housing opportunities, children and teen programs, education services,
health initiatives, community centers, and food nutrition programs. Visit our website at
www.uncnepa.org for more information.
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties – www.uwlc.net
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties works with numerous local agencies to
continually have a positive impact on the community’s most compelling social problems.
Implementing volunteers, collecting resources, bulking up our agency outreach programs
are just a few examples of how the United Way works to serve the community on a daily basis. If there happens to be a need the United Way doesn’t have a direct solution, we work to help seek a resolution through our diverse network or collaborative partners.