Quick Links

Northumberland County Resource Directory for Older Adults and Their Families

This information is provided in part by Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging
1-877-622-2251 / (570) 495-2395

Important Quick Links
AARP 1-888-687-2277 www.aarp.org
Alzheimer's Association 1-800-272-3900 www.alz.org
Eldercare Locator 1-800-677-1116 www.eldercare.gov
Medicare 1-800-633-4227 www.medicare.gov
Nursing Home Compare www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare
Pennsylvania Department of Aging (717) 783-1550 www.aging.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Homecare Association 1-800-382-1211 http://www.pahomecare.org
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov
US Administration On Aging 202-619-0724 www.aoa.gov
Veterans Administration 1-800-827-1000 www.va.gov

24-Hour Emergency Numbers
To report elder abuse or neglect
1-800-222-9016
AARP 1-866-389-5654
Adult Day Care 570-644-4536
Consumer Information
Better Business Bureau
(717) 364-3250
Bureau of consumer protection (717) 787-9707
Long Term Care Ombudsman (570) 495-2370

Cooperative Extension
Penn State Coop Extension(570) 988-3950


Drug and Alcohol
Information/Intervention (570) 495-2154
DUI Program (570 495-2210

Emergency Response Systems
Alert One Services1-866-581-4541 www.Alert-1.com
American Medical Alert Corporation 1-800-645-3244 Option 2
Automated Security Alert 1-800-338-7114
Caregivers America 570-824-3005
Evangelical Helpline 570-522-4165
Evangelical Hospital (570) 522-2684
Geisinger Medical Center 1-800-543-5463
Life Response 1-800-921-2008
Medical Alert System 1-800-283-2300 www.MedicalAlertSystem.com
Medscope American Corporation 1-800-645-2060
Medstaffers 717-243-3485 / 1-866-695-8233
Phillips LifeLine 1-800-451-0525 www.lifelinesystems.com
Sun Home Health 1-888-478-6227
VRI Valued Relationships Incorporated 1-800-860-4230

Employment Services
Experience Works (570) 321-5811
Northumberland County Career Link (570) 644-0839

Services for the Blind
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services 1-800-622-2842
Central Susquehanna Sight Services Inc (570) 286-1471

Fuel Assistance
LIHEAP Hotline 1-866-857-7095

Food-Clothing
Hand-up Foundation (570) 742-3000
Angel Food Ministries (570) 648-8818, (570) 742-8987, (570) 286-5329
Manna for the Many (570) 648-9079
Cornerstone Community Center (570) 339-2407
Catholic Charities (570) 648-6431
Haven Ministries (570) 286-1672
Neighbors Helping Neighbors (570) 490-3230

Financial Assistance
Consumer Credit Counseling 1-800-922-9537
Northumberland County Public Assistance Office (570) 988-5900
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 1-800-332-8583
Heating Bill Emergency Situation 1-866-857-7095
Terminated Utility Bills 1-800-692-7380

Hospitals/Health Centers (in and surrounding area)
Evangelical Community Hospital (570) 522-2000
Geisinger Health Systems (570) 271-6211
Sunbury Community Hospital (570) 286-3333
Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital (570) 644-4200

Housing
Northumberland County Housing Authority (570) 742-8797
Mount Carmel Housing (570) 339-5844
Shamokin Housing (570) 644-0431
Sunbury Housing (570) 286-7751
Weatherization (570) 644-4470

Information and Assistance
Area Agency on Aging (570) 495-2395

Legal Services
Elder Care Solutions 1-877-326-6565
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network 1-800-322-7572 / (570) 286-5687
Legal Aide (570) 286-5687
Pennsylvania Senior LAW Helpline 1-877-PA SR LAW

Pace/Pacenet
1-800-225-7223

Meals on Wheels / Private Pay
Mt Carmel Meals on Wheels (570) 644-1704
Shamokin Meals on Wheels (570) 644-0052
Riverwoods (Milton) (570) 522-1934
Sunbury Hospital (Sunbury,Northumberland,local RR's) (570) 286-3333

Nursing Facility Information
Call Area Agency on Aging for a full list of providers (570) 495-2395
Nursing Home Compare www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare

Support Groups
Grief Share Grace Lutheran Church (570) 648-7534 --
(Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:30am in church Parlor)
Trinity United Church of Christ (570) 538-9475
Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice (570) 320-7690
Alzheimer's Support Group (570) 495-2395 --
(Meets the Second Wednesday Every Month at 6:30pm Geisinger Shamokin Cafeteria)
Alcoholics Anonymous (570) 286-7436 - Schedule

Tax Information
Property Tax/Rent Rebate (570) 988-5524
State Tax Fact Line 1-888-PA-TAXES

Transportation
Rabbit Transit 1-800-479-2626
Lower Anthracite Transit System (LATS) (570) 339-3956
Veteran's Lebanon Hospital (Veterans Only) 1-800-409-8771 Ext 4564

Veterans Information
Lebanon VA Medical Center 1-800-409-8771
Veteran's Transportation Lebanon VA1-800-409-8771 Ext 4564
Dept of Veterans Affairs-Home Care 1-877-626-2500-Ask for Patient Advocate

Women in Transition
1-800-850-7946