• RESOURCES

SENIORS

Senior citizens are one of the groups at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and as a community we are doing our best to keep the necessary resources available to our elders without the risk of exposure. It is especially important for senior citizens to stay indoors during this outbreak. Below is a list of contact numbers and programs to access food, medications, and answer COVID-19 related questions.

MEALS AND FOOD

OrganizationDescriptionPhoneWebsite
Meals on WheelsFind a Meals on Wheels near you by searching with your zipcode.Website
Philadelphia Council for Aging Grab and Go Meal SitesAn interactive map of PCA grab and go meal sites.Website
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)Eligible seniors can use these benefits to buy food at local grocery stores and supermarkets. Seniors participating in the SNAP program are also eligible for monthly food boxes. Contact the SNAP helpline at to get started.(877) 999-5967
ElderShare & Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)Low-income, eligible seniors can receive a box of nutritious food monthly from local distribution sites. Each box contains nutrient-rich foods like shelf-stable milk, juice, grain, protein, and canned fruits and vegetables. ElderShare is hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Foodbank while CSFP is a federal, USDA program. Contact the Central Pennsylvania Foodbank directly at or reach out to your local AAA.(717) 564-1700Website

CAREGIVERS

OrganizationDescriptionPhoneWebsite
The John A Hartford FoundationCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers (Updated 4/21)Website
Family Caregiver AllianceCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers.Website
Caregiving.comCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Family Caregivers and Older Adults. Includes how to plan and prepare, care delivery and how to continue to take care of yourself.Website
Alzheimer's AssociationTips and support for dementia caregivers.Website
John Hopkins MedicineCoronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly. Includes tips for equiping elders to keep connected.Website

NEEDING CARE OR SUPPORT

OrganizationDescriptionPhoneWebsite
Mon Ami Volunteer Phone BankA national volunteer phone bank to support seniors isolated by COVID-19.Website
Elder Care LocatorFind elder care in your community by entering your zipcode.Website
Benefits Check UpBrowse the National Council on Aging's resource library to find benefit programs in your state.Website
State Health Insurance Assistance ProgramsLocal medicare counseling and assistance.Website
Philadelphia Council for Aging Emergency ResourcesEmergency resources for Seniors in Philly.Website
National Council on AgingEnsuring Access to Needed Medications During the COVID-19 Pandemic.Website
National Council on AgingA step-by-step guide to help prepare you for your telehealth conference.Website
PACE ProgramPACE Pharmacy Program Offers Prescription Extensions during COVID-19 Mitigation Effort. All enrollees should be able to receive free home delivery of their medications from their pharmacies. Under regular circumstances, enrollees with prescriptions must use 75% of their supply before refills will be reimbursed. PACE will now reimburse refills even though the required 75% of the days’ supply has not passed – except for opioids and other controlled substances – which will be handled on a case by case basis.(800) 835-8040Website

PROTECTING OUR SENIORS

OrganizationDescriptionPhoneWebsite
Justice in AgingCOVID-19 Resources for Advocates Serving Older Adults.Website
National Council on AgingHow to recognize and avoid Coronavirus scams.Website
Common Law ServicesInformation for seniors, people with disabilites, and people who need public benefitsWebsite
Statewide abuse reporting hotlineIf you suspect elder abuse(800) 490-8505

OTHER RESOURCES

OrganizationDescriptionPhoneWebsite
CDC Guidance for Older AdultsWebsite
National Council on Aging COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers. Includes links to transportation and food services by zipcode and distress hotlines.Website
National COuncil on Aging Resources for Senior CentersWebsite
Pennsylvania Department of Aging Phone Line for Covid-19 related questions(717) 783-1550
Area Agency on Aging LocatorWebsite