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