PHILADELPHIA SENATE ON AGING
              PHILADELPHIA SENATE ON AGING 

NO ONE WILL KNOW THAT YOU'RE WEARING an  "Alert" System.  Especially favored by men. 

MOBILE HELP SMART  Help at the touch of a button  from the smart watch that is a game changer for medical alert systems  https://www.mobilehelp.com/smart/

The video above celebrates our Annual Christmas Luncheon, December 9, 2017.
We had a wonderful time!!!  If video does not appear, click   https://youtu.be/uedIaN3RJbw

 

Website created and designed by Mary Daniels

(hosted by a user-friendly, affordable company, see banner at bottom) 

"Cast me not off in time of old age"  Psalm 71:9

The first and foremost goal of our non-profit organization is to make a difference in as many people's lives as possible. We strive to improve the living conditions for those who need the help, who can't do it themselves. Have you ever thought about how much you could change things just by volunteering or making a financial contribution?   

 

The video below offers a gist of the agencies listed in the Menu on the left.   You may have to turn up your volume or connect a speaker to your computer. 

NOTE:  if the video does not display or doesn't open....click on the link below  

https://youtu.be/TuQ0YoQ4Zhw

 

ABOUT US

 

The Philadelphia Senate on Aging has served the elderly for over three decades. Our members have proudly counseled their peers regarding Medicare and Medicaid issues, saving them thousands in medical expenses. We've assisted clients in a myriad of ways: averting evictions, utility shut-offs, housing adaptations, mortgage assistance, rent/real estate debates, PACE prescriptions, etc. We all are volunteers 

TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT - One of our counselors noticed a client buying dog food in the supermarket; she knew this lady never owned a pet. The ladies had a brief conversation and the client explained she had been cutting the food budget to buy medications. An appointment was made for the next day. The client was assisted in applying for food stamps, the PACE prescription program and was eligible for a rent rebate. The counselor, 80+ years old, had resolved all the issues. No more dog food for THIS client

 

You may contribute to our organization at PAYPAL.COM Recipient: mary.apprise@yahoo.com   You do not need an account to use Paypal, your credit card will be accepted at Paypal's website. 

 

Our Attorneys:

Patricia Cramer, Esquire and Yunhee Kim, Esquire

Ballard Spahr LLP

1735 Market Street, 51st Floor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19103



2016 - 2017 PHILADELPHIA SENATE ON AGING PROGRESS REPORT - A partial report, to give you the gist of what we do. 1) Family with 5 children: We were able to acquire a total of $1,000 from several sources to avert utility shut offs. 2) Reverse Mortgage - 75 year old lady needed relief from overwhelming bills - sought advice and information. She was given material and directed to the proper agency. After several counseling sessions, she applied, and is now worry and debt free. 3) Home Repairs - 67 year old gentleman faced a $5,000 plumbing problem. We were able to contact an agency who, after inspection and in cooperation with several sources - the final bill was $250.00 4) Medical Bills - PSA counselling a 81 year old lady regarding a $10,000 hospital bill. After several letters, application for grant monies, and calls to the hospital, the bill was paid in full. 2015 GOAL - To duplicate the aforementioned services and to offer computer training classes via the Non-Profit Technology Resources to equip volunteers to access all benefits for their peers at the local, state and federal level. 

 

Want to know more about us and our projects? Use our website to read about the work we have done so far and our plans for the future. Do you like what we do and want to know what you can do to help?    Use our CONTACT  form.  We welcome questions, comments and suggestions. 

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