Area Agency on Aging

 

Janet D. Talerico, Executive Director
AAA Building
120 South Grant Ave., Suite 4
Kittanning, PA 16201
 
Hours: Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Phone: 724-548-3290
Fax: 724-548-3296
Toll-Free: 800-368-1066
  AAA Building
The Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging provides programs and services for Armstrong County residents primarily age 60 and over.
 
The Agency is a community service agency for older adults providing information and services to help seniors remain active and independent in the community. The Agency is funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Federal Older Americans Act, the County of Armstrong, service fees and private donations of seniors and their families.
 
The Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging was established in 1976 and is one of 52 Area Agencies on Aging in Pennsylvania.
 
MISSION STATEMENT:  Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging is committed to plan, organize, convene, program, and fund, where possible, quality services, preserving the dignity and rights of older adults and advocating for their diverse needs.
 
This Web site should not be used to convey consumer-specified concerns, emergencies or allegations of abuse or neglect.
 
 
ELDER ABUSE REPORTS:  Reports of elder abuse (age 60 and over) can be made (anonymously, if necessary) 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 724-548-3290 or 1-800-368-1066.  All reports are investigated by a trained Protective Service Care Manager.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
   ◦ A link to the AAA Calendar of Events for 2022
   °  2022 Modified 60+ Senior Games and Modified All Centers Picnic  - Click for details
   ◦ May 2022 - Older Americans Month - Proclamation

◦ June 15, 2022 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 


 
WHAT'S NEW

Advisory Board Vacancies

Apollo Area - Remainder of term through December 31, 2022

Brady/Parker Area - Remainder of term through December 3, 2024

Dayton/Distant Area - Remainder of term through December 31, 2022

Rural Valley Area - Remainder of term through December 31, 2022

 

Caregiver Support Quarterly Newsletter

1st Quarter Newsletter

2nd Quarter Newsletter

3rd Quarter Newsletter

4th Quarter Newsletter


 

 Virtual Caregiver Summit

 

End of life Care

The Conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1r0Xbh0UVo&t=12s

POLST (Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment)

More than Advanced Directives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuRMTUZ76C0

How POLST does more than a DNR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXJDZrM3mHo

PA POLST Form: https://www.papolst.org/pa-polst-form

 

End of Life Planning

Five Wishes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7k-Fwk-XmI

Five Wishes Booklet - Available for free in our office

Booklet Order: https://fivewishes.org/shop/order/product/five-wishes-advance-directive

 

Benefits of Music Therapy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HLEr-zP3fc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnUSNbqtVJI

 


 

Senior Farmer Market

2022

Senior Farmers' Market
Nutrition Program

 2022 Information
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Voucher
Distribution Program for 2022 will be done via mail.

*If you received vouchers in 2021 from the Armstrong County Area Agency on
Aging, you will automatically receive an SFMNP application in the mail.

If you qualify, you will receive 4 vouchers valued at $6.00 each for a total of $24.00 to be used at state approved farmers markets. 

Vouchers must be used between June 1, 2022 and November 30, 2022.

For more information or to request an application to be sent to you by mail
call: Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-368-1066.

Applications also available by clicking here

Completed applications can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Mail to: 120 S. Grant Av, Suite 4 Kittanning PA 16201

Armstrong County residents who are 60 and older with household income listed below are eligible for vouchers to be used at participating PA Farmers Markets.

1 person less than $25,142

 2 people less than $33,874 

3 people less than $42,606

4 people less than $51,338

Once the completed application is returned to our office by either mail or email, we will mail you your vouchers.

 

 
INFORMATION
 
To check for Senior Center closings, closing listings will be on KDKA, WTAE, or WPXI TV.  Watch for the listing titled "Armstrong Co. Senior Centers". Additional information found here.
 
To check for Home Delivered Meals closings, check KDKA, WTAE and WPXI TV.  Watch for the listing "Armstrong County Home-Delivered Meals" Additional information found here.
 
WHAT IS PA MEDI? (formerly APPRISE)
 
Effective July 1, 2021, APPRISE is now Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight, PA MEDI - Same Program, Same Services for Pennsylvania's Medicare beneficiaries, now with a New Name.
 
PA MEDI is the free State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for all Medicare beneficiaries in Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania Department of Aging created PA MEDI to help Pennsylvanians understand their Medicare and other health insurance benefits and assist them in making sound decisions about what is best for them.  PA MEDI counselors are specially trained volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, Medicare Advantage plans, long term care insurance, and the prescription drug benefit and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information.  You may call Sandy Fennell, PA MEDI Local Coordinator, at (724) 548-3290 to schedule an appointment. 
 
PA MEDI also wants to make sure you know about the Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs.  Extra Help can help lower your prescription drug co-payments and premiums, and cover the cost of the coverage gap.  You may qualify if you are single and have total monthly income of less than $1,630/month and less than $14,790 in resources, or if you are married and have a total monthly income of less than $2,198/month and less than $29,520 in resources.  The Medicare Savings Program can help you with the payment of your Part B premium.  You may qualify if you are single and have a total monthly income of less than $1,469/month and less than $7,970 in resources, or if you are married have a total monthly income of less than $1,980/month and less than $11,960 in resources.
 
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP), which is a partner of the PA MEDI Program, can also provide information on these programs, in addition to providing information on access to healthcare for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.  You can access their link at http://www.phlp.org/.
 
 
Here is information for the Yellow Dot program.
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
 
We have many programs that depend on volunteers, such as PA MEDI, Ombudsman, Center related, and more.  To learn about volunteer opportunities contact the Volunteer Coordinator at:  (724) 548-3290 or 800-368-1066 or via email at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
LINKS
 
Brochures
      ◦ Agency on Aging Services and Programs
      ◦ Caregiver Support Program
      ◦ Home-Delivered Meals
      ◦ Legal Services Program
      ◦ Medical Transportation
      ◦ Protective Services
      ◦ Option Services