SENIOR ADULTS ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE ART OF LIVING INDEPENDENTLY
Free Lunch and Celebration Launch on June 24th for Older Adults Age 60+ Who Opt to “Age at Home”Growing older doesn’t have to mean losing independence. A new local resource, Aging at Home—A Community Network, offers Eastern Montgomery County seniors streamlined access to the services and support that makes remaining in their homes a safe and comfortable option. On June 24, 2014, community members are invited to learn more at an informational event, The Art of Living Independently: A Celebration for Senior Adults. Attendees will be treated to complimentary lunch and enjoy live music, prizes and more while learning about Aging at Home-A Community Network.
A Single Source for Coordinating Multiple Needs
The issues faced by senior adults vary. Some issues are minor, such as where to find a reputable lawn care service that is budget friendly. Other issues are more complex, such as how to coordinate the nursing, personal care and meal services that may be necessary to live independently.
If you are an older adult who desires to remain in your apartment or home, Aging at Home-A Community Network can enhance your health and well-being by connecting you with reliable, vetted in-home and community-based resources and services that promote independent living. Offerings are flexible and adaptable, which means that as needs change, the number and intensity of services offered under the program can support these changes.
Membership in Aging at Home-A Community Network is a free. The program is coordinated locally by VNA-Community Services, Inc. and funded by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
A Vast Network of Services
From home-based services to community connections and benefits, with one call to VNA’s Abington office, enrollees can be linked with physical therapists, personal assistants, doctor house call programs, home and handyman services, fitness classes, educational and social programs, assistance with accessing medical and social benefits, transportation services, lawyers, financial planning and much more. Local business and restaurant discounts are also available to participants. All service providers have been vetted.
By VNA’s estimates, over 23,000 older adults, age 60+, reside in Eastern Montgomery County. Senior residents of Abington, Ardsley, Cheltenham, Crestmont, Elkins Park, Glenside, Huntingdon Valley, Jenkintown, Meadowbrook, North Hills, Roslyn, Rydal and Willow Grove are all eligible for the no-cost program.
Join the Celebration on June 24th
The public is invited to learn more about Aging at Home-A Community Network on June 24th and have fun too during an informational event. The Art of Living Independently features live music, prizes, health screenings and complimentary lunch at the Abington Art Center. The Art of Living Independently: A Celebration for Senior Adults will run from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Abington Art Center is located at 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19406. The Center is handicap accessible and parking is free.
Please RSVP by June 18, 2014, by calling 215-302-9900.
About VNA-Community Services, Inc.
VNA- Community Services, Inc. is a non-profit agency with a mission to enhance, support and positively impact the quality, integrity and wellbeing of our community. Founded in 1919, VNA has fulfilled its mission to five generations as a trusted provider of community based programs that address health and social service needs. For more information, visit www.vnacs.org or call 215-572-7880
About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey works to create lasting positive change in communities and in people’s lives. United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measure the results.