Resources for seniors
The Union County Library System is committed to helping senior residents find and understand information about a wide variety of topics, from health and housing to transportation and travel. Please call or visit one of the three member libraries for specific inquiries. Here is a list of helpful information that can be found on the Internet.
- Union-Snyder Area Agency on Aging, Inc. The primary agency for developing and providing services for persons sixty and over in Union and Snyder counties.
- Union-Snyder Transportation Alliance USTA Through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Shared-Ride Lottery Program, USTA provides transportation for senior citizens (age 65+) at a discounted rate.
- State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP A national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.
- Caregivers’ resources Official information and services from the U.S. government.
- Consumer protection for seniors Official information and services from the U.S. government.
- Education, jobs & volunteerism for seniors Official information and services from the U.S. government.
- Travel & recreation for seniors Official information and services from the U.S. government, including discounts.
- AARP A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that strives to help people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
- Peace Corps Information for older applicants.
- Road Scholar Adventures in Learning Formerly called Elderhostel, this non-profit offers educational travel programs.
REBATES, DISCOUNTS & OTHER BENEFITS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
- Energy Assistance
- LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance
- Program Prescription Assistance
- Property Tax Rent Rebate
- Reduced Automobile Registration
Elder Abuse shows itself in many ways, including physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, neglect of care, abandonment, and increasingly more common, financial exploitation. If you suspect some form of abuse may be occurring to a neighbor or loved one, please contact the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-490-8505.