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YO R K C O M E D S O C . O R G

IN THE COMMUNITY:

Assistance for Older Adults

T

he Area Agency on Aging is the first stop anyone should
make when they are trying to obtain help for seniors
in the community. The York County Area Agency on
Aging (YCAAA) mission is to provide education, advocacy and
coordination of community-based services to empower older
adults to maximize their independence and quality of life.
For over 45 years the YCAAA has been providing in-home and
community based services to York County seniors 60+. Services
are often provided at no or low cost and designed to meet the
Older Adults' needs.
Information and Referral Services - inform the public of
benefits and services available to senior citizens in our county
and state.
Home & Community Based Services - such as in-home
assistance, home delivered meals, family caregiver support and
adult day care.
Ombudsman Program - trained individuals help protect the
rights of individuals residing in long-term care.
Protective Services - when there are concerns that an older
adult may be at risk due to an inability to care for themselves,
caregiver neglect, physical abuse or financial exploitation.

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Transportation - such as a shared ride program with
Rabbit Transit.
Senior Centers - located throughout the county, provide
a nutritious meal served at noon, and daily programmed
activities.
Intergenerational Programs - the Rent-A-Kid program
connects a senior citizen with a teenager for help with
household chores, such as lawn mowing, shoveling snow and
raking leaves.
Care Management - assessment and on-going service
coordination.
Education and Awareness - educational opportunities
throughout the year.
Evidenced Based Health Programs - 10 Keys to Healthy
Aging, A Matter of Balance, Diabetes Self-Management
Program, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Healthy
Steps for Older Adults, Healthy Steps In Motion.
Long-Term Care - programs that help older adults live as
independently as possible for as long as possible.


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