Community Support & Resources
For senior citizens, being connected to the larger community can play a vital role in maintaining overall health.
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 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.
203 North Spring St.
|Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm||814.355.6720|
Centre Hall Center
Centre Hall Fire Hall
|Open Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm||814.364.9511|
131 S. Fraser St.
|Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm||814.231.3076|
Penns Valley Area Center
102 Leisure Lane
|Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm||814.349.8188|
300 N. Front St.
|Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm||814.342.6549|
Snow Shoe NSC
Mountaintop Medical Center
|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|
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.
|Centre Volunteers in Medicine||814.360.8297|
|Community Help Centre||814.237.5855|
|Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP Office)||814.355.6816|
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.
|Centre County Office of Aging||814.355.6716|
|Volunteer Center of Centre County||814.234.8222|
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.
|Mid Penn Legal Services||814.238.4958|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||800.932.0311|
|Lawyer Referral Service||800.692.7375|
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.
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 (CATA)||814.238.2282|
|Centre County Office of Transportation||814.355.6807|
|Community Help Centre||814.234.8222|
|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: