Visiting Angels Havertown, PA Blog

Local Resources for Seniors in Havertown, PA

Visiting Angels helps seniors in Havertown, Bryn Mawr and surrounding Pennsylvania communities access helpful local resources that support healthy, independent senior living

There are many changes and challenges that come with aging and it can be hard for families to find the help they need. At Visiting Angels Havertown, we have a holistic approach to senior care. This is reflected by our caregivers who provide compassionate in-home assistance and friendly companionship. Our caregivers are able to provide care in your loved one's residence - whether this is an apartment, a family home, or an assisted living facility.

We know that meeting the physical needs of our senior client's is important, but caring for their social, emotional, and mental wellness is essential. Depending on your loved one's condition and abilities, they may need additional support. In order to best serve our clients, Visiting Angels has compiled a list of local senior resources that may be helpful for your current situation.

 

Senior Centers

Getting out of the house for an afternoon or taking a day trip can be a great change of pace for independent seniors. Socializing and trying new things are both great for mental health - especially for seniors! With help from a Visiting Angels caregiver, your loved one care participate in senior-friendly activities, share meals with their peers, or try something new.

For seniors who are concerned with maintaining a safe social distance, many local senior centers have moved programming online or in a virtual format. Please visit each location’s website for complete information!

Good Neighbor Senior Center | (610) 586-8170

Transportation, meals, and day trips are all part of the offerings at Good Neighbor Senior Center

 

The Havertown Center at Surrey Services | (610) 446-2070

The Havertown Center offers a variety of activities and volunteer opportunities that support independence and health for seniors

 

Upper Darby Senior Center | (610) 734-7652

The Upper Darby Watkins Senior Center provides nutrition services, special events, field trips, and programs such as dance classes, bingo, and walking activities. Other amenities include a full-size fitness room, computer room, outside garden, and hairdressing salon.

 

Wayne Senior Center | (610) 688-6246

Serving Delaware County seniors, the Wayne Senior Center offers a variety of unique activities and programming to promote independent, healthy, and active lifestyles for adults 50 years and above.

 

Health & Wellness

As an essential personal home care agency, there are certain services that we are simply unable to provide. We will do our best to help our clients find quality professionals that can meet these needs. Additionally, patients coming out of the hospital or a rehabilitation facility often need some help at home to ease the transition. That's where Visiting Angels can help!

 Bryn Mawr Hospital | (484) 337-3000

Located just outside Philadelphia in the heart of the Main Line, Bryn Mawr Hospital offers a full range of health care services including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, and more.

 

Delaware County Memorial Hospital | (610) 284-8100

DCMH is a full-service inpatient hospital providing primary and specialty care for residents throughout Delaware County, PA.

 

Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown | (610) 536-2100

Kindred Hospital is a transitional care hospital, often best suited for patients with an extended recovery period.

 

Magee Rehabilitation | (215) 578-3000

Part of the Jefferson Health network, Magee Rehabilitation is an independent provider of physical and cognitive rehabilitation services.

 

Mercy Catholic Medical Center | (215) 748-9000

Mercy Philadelphia is a community teaching hospital servicing residents of Southwest and West Philadelphia.

 

Support Resources

From navigating your loved one’s financial and legal planning to determining what government benefits your loved one may be eligible for, your family will likely need professional support on a variety of topics. We encourage our clients and their families to do thorough research when choosing a professional advisor.

Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) | (610) 490-1300

COSA is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering programs for Delaware County residents 60 years and older. Services include nursing home eligibility determination, legal services, volunteer opportunities, and more.

 

Montgomery County Office of Senior Services | (610) 278-3601

MCOSS provides services such as home meal delivery, protective services, resources for family caregivers, and more. You can also find information on utilizing Medicare benefits and information on long-term care facilities.

 

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) | (215) 765-9040

PCA coordinates a broad range of services that help seniors in Philadelphia County live as independently as possible.

 

Senior Community Services | (610) 237-8100

Senior Community Services (SCS) is a community based organization dedicated to providing independent and meaningful living for older adults through direct services and programs in the home and our community. On their website, you'll find programs, caregiver help, and classes & activities for seniors.

 

Transportation

For seniors who no longer drive and need on-demand or irregular transportation assistance, there are a variety of low-cost options available. At Visiting Angels, we provide incidental transportation – such as getting to appointments, help with running errands – as part of our comprehensive senior care plans.

Public Transportation Discount Programs

There are discount and benefit programs for senior citizens which include free rides and fare discounts on public transportation.

SEPTA’s CCT Connect

This Shared Ride Program offers door-to-door transportation to Philadelphia seniors age 65 and older. Seniors pay 15% of the fare and share the same vehicle with passengers traveling to and from other destinations.

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