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Senior Wellness

Community Support Resources

For senior citizens, being connected to the larger community can play a vital role in maintaining overall health. Below, you can find the right resources to help you or your loved one live a healthy, safe life as a senior in our community.

Senior Centers

Senior centers provide a safe social environment, and our community has several. Senior centers offer everything from group games like dominoes to nutritional instruction. Find more information about local senior centers at the Pennsylvania Senior Centers website.

Local Senior Center Contact information

Bellefonte NSC
203 North Spring Street
Bellefonte,PA 16823
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am–2:00 pm

Centre Hall Center
Centre Hall Fire Hall
207 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Centre Hall,PA 16828
Open Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Centre Region NSC
131 S. Fraser Street
State College,PA 16801
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am–4:30 pm

Penns Valley Area Center
102 Leisure Lane
Madisonburg, PA 16852
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am–3:30 pm

Philipsburg NSC
300 N. Front Street
Philipsburg, PA 16866
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am–3:30 pm

Snow Shoe NSC
Mountaintop Medical Center
402 Sycamore Road
Snow Shoe, PA 16874
Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm; Tuesday, 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Health Information

Senior citizens often face multiple health challenges concurrently, and that can lead to a number of questions about medications. While the best source of information is always a patient’s physician, our community also offers other health information resources that seniors may find helpful.

Centre Volunteers in Medicine – 814.360.8297
Community Help Centre – 814.237.5855
RSVP Office – 814.355.6816

Phone Reassurance

Living alone comes with unique challenges, and many seniors feel comforted by phone reassurance programs. By signing up with one of the organizations below, seniors can receive a daily check-in call to make sure they are okay.

RSVP Office – 814.355.6816
Centre County Office of Aging – 814.355.6716
Volunteer Center of Centre County – 814.308.5052

Legal Services

While we advise all of our patients to complete advance directives and other legal documents to ensure that their wishes are clearly expressed, this can be especially important — and sometimes more involved — for seniors. These local organizations can offer legal expertise for seniors.

Mid Penn Legal Services – 814.238.4958
Pennsylvania Bar Association – 800.932.0311
Lawyer Referral Service – 800.692.7375

Caregiver Resources

Caring for an older loved one comes with a variety of challenges, and support serves an important role for caregivers. The Centre County Office of Aging offers the Family Caregiver Support Program, which can be reached at 814.355.6716.

Transportation Resources

Seniors who have opted not to drive themselves have a number of other transportation options available, many of which are free or available at a senior discount. For information about essential transportation services to and from medical appointments, shopping, human service agencies and senior centers, as well as home-delivered meals, contact one of the following:

Center Area Transportation Authority – 814.238.2282
Centre County Office of Transportation – 814.355.6807 814.355.6807
RSVP Office – 814.355.6816
Community Help Centre – 814.234.8222
Meals on Wheels – 814.237.8135
Home-delivered Meals (Centre County Office of Aging) – 814.355.6716

Health & Wellness Organizations

The following external websites are good resources for our senior community and caregivers:

  • American Lung Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • National Parkinson’s Foundation
  • National Mental Health Association
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Pennsylvania Regional Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
  • American Association of Retired Persons
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • American Heart Association