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Senior Information

Age has its privileges in Centre County. People who are 60 or older qualify for a variety of programs offered through the Centre County Office of Aging and its six senior centers.

The local centers offer everything from line dancing and billiards to more traditional fare such as cards and crafts.

The county also offers a Telephone Touch Reassurance Program, a daily safety check in which emergency procedures go into effect if a person does not answer a call.

LEGAL SERVICES

These services help to obtain legal advice on the client’s affairs for managing long-term care. Issues could include representative payee, power of attorney, trusts, life estate, guardianship and wills. Local services include the Centre County Office of Aging, 355-6716; Mid Penn Legal Services, 238-4958; and Pennsylvania Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, 800-692-7375.

MEDICATION INFORMATION

For information about possible side effects, recommended dosages, potential interactions and over-the-counter medications, contact Community Help Centre at 237-5855 or a pharmacist.

RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

RSVP of Centre County helps individuals age 55 and older put their skills and life experiences to use through volunteering in the community.

The staff assists each person in choosing the right opportunity based on the volunteer’s interests, abilities and schedule. RSVP receives requests for volunteer help from more than 100 community agencies and organizations.

The RSVP office, 339 Willowbank Building, 420 Holmes St., Bellefonte, is open from Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 355-6816 for information.

SENIOR CENTER AND HEALTH INFORMATION

Services for those age 60 and older include group meals, socialization, recreation and education programs tailored to the participants’ interests.

For more information on programs, contact the Centre County Office of Aging at 355-6716. Find any senior center in the state at www.paseniorcenters.org.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

For information about essential transportation services to and from medical appointments, shopping, human service agencies or senior centers, contact one of the following: Centre Area Transportation Authority at 238-2282; Centre County Office of Aging at 355-6716; Centre County Office of Transportation at 355-6807; RSVP office at 355-6816; or Community Help Centre at 237-5855.

Van service to all six senior centers is free by calling 355-6807 at least 24 hours in advance when planning to ride in a van or to eat a meal at a center. Centre County’s senior centers are free to all people age 60 and older. Call Sandy Schuckers at 355-6716 or email aging@co.centre.pa.us for information.

BELLEFONTE SENIOR CENTER

203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, PA 16823

Phone: 355-6720

E-mail: bellecenter1@gmail.com

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday

Activities: Board games, movies, crafts, painting, baking, shopping trips, computer programs.

Special: Health checks with nurses, exercise workout room, educational and health-related seminars, volunteer opportunities

CENTRE HALL SENIOR CENTER

207 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, PA 16828

Phone: 364-9511

E-mail: chcenter@iqnetsys.net

Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays

Activities: Noontime meal, outings, monthly Bible study, walks, crafts, computers, educational topics, game day; monthly card parties (at Penns Valley center)

Special: Information given on health-related issues, blood-pressure screenings

CENTRE REGION SENIOR CENTER

Nittany Mall #814 (across from Pay Less), 2901 E. College Ave., State College

Phone: 231-3076

Emails: Cindy Stahlman, supervisor: cstahlman@crcog.net; Kim Hacker, staff assistant: khacker@crcog.net

Web site: www.crpr.org

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Activities: Card games, weight training, yoga, line dancing, chair Zumba, computer practice and tai chi. See website for calendar of events.

Special: Centre County Senior Games in June, blood pressure screenings third Wednesdays, diabetes support group second Wednesdays.

PENNS VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

102 Leisure Lane, Madisonburg

Phone: 349-8188

Email: pvcenter@getwireless.net

Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Activities: Parties, educational programs, trips, support groups, crafts, exercise room, two computers with Internet access, monthly card parties, bowling, trips to farmers markets

Special: Shopping and other trips Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

PHILIPSBURG SENIOR CENTER

Philipsburg Towers, 300 N. Front St. Philipsburg, PA 16866

Phone: 342-6549

Email : pburgcenter@comcast.net

Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday

Activities: Meals and transportation, programs, trips, tech classes, health screenings, computer class, card party, exercise equipment, blood pressure check monthly.

Special: Shopping and other trips Tuesdays.

SNOW SHOE SENIOR CENTER

Mountain Top Medical Center

402 Sycamore Road

P.O. Box 152, Snow Shoe, PA 16874

Phone: 387-4086

Email: showshoecenter@gmail.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Activities also available on Fridays.

Activities: Swimming program at YMCA in Bellefonte, exercise, lunch, bingo, health and safety programs, bowling, farmers market

Special: Shopping and other trips Thursdays and Fridays, transportation to doctor appointments provided through the Centre County Office of Transportation, 355-6807

KARTHAUS CENTER FOR ACTIVE LIVING (CLEARFIELD COUNTY)

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

3637 Main St., Karthaus, PA 16845

Phone: 263-7277

Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Website: www.ccaaa.net/karthauscenter.html

Activities: Puzzles, crafts, bingo and karaoke

KYLERTOWN CENTER FOR ACTIVE LIVING (CLEARFIELD COUNTY)

70 Senior Drive, Kylertown, PA 16847

Phone: 345-6338

Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday

Website: www.ccaaa.net/kylertowncenter.html

Activities: Puzzles, reading, computer/Internet service, crafts and quilting

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