Community Support & Resources

For senior citizens, being connected to the larger community can play a vital role in maintaining overall health.

A doctor talks with a senior woman.This section of information can help you 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 offer 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.

 
Resource Hours Contact Information

Bellefonte NSC

203 North Spring St.
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 814.355.6720
bellecenter1@gmail.com

Centre Hall Center

Centre Hall Fire Hall
207 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Centre Hall, PA 16828

Open Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 814.364.9511
chcenter@iqnetsys.net

Centre Region NSC

131 S. Fraser St.
State College, PA 16801

Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 814.231.3076
vshawley@crcog.net

Penns Valley Area Center

102 Leisure Lane
Madisonburg, PA 16852

Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm 814.349.8188
pvcenter@getwireless.net

Philipsburg NSC

300 N. Front St.
Philipsburg, PA 16866

Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm 814.342.6549
pburgcenter@comcast.net

Snow Shoe NSC

Mountaintop Medical Center
402 Sycamore Road
Snow Shoe, PA 16874

Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Tuesday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm 814.387.4086
bellecenter1@gmail.com

 

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 seniors may find helpful.

Resource Phone Number
Centre Volunteers in Medicine 814.360.8297
Community Help Centre 814.237.5855
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (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.

ResourcePhone Number
RSVP Office814.355.6816
Centre County Office of Aging814.355.6716
Volunteer Center of Centre County814.234.8222

While we advise all of our patients to complete advance directives and other legal documents to ensure 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.

ResourcePhone Number
Mid Penn Legal Services814.238.4958
Pennsylvania Bar Association800.932.0311
Lawyer Referral Service800.692.7375

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, and they 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:

ResourcePhone Number
Center Area Transportation Authority (CATA)814.238.2282
Centre County Office of Transportation814.355.6807
RSVP Office814.355.6816
Community Help Centre814.234.8222
Meals-on-Wheels814.237.8135
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 their caregivers:

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