Independent Living

Senior citizens and persons with disabilities maintain their independence and self-reliance, and continue to participate in community activities. The Independent Living Pathway leads to dignity and choices throughout life.

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Independent Living

Customer Impacts (fiscal year 2018-19)

  • 3,785 adults age 65+ and 1,198 individuals with disabilities
    maintained independent living situations.
  • 72 older adults demonstrated increased nutrition skills.
  • 42 seniors received home modifications and/or assistive devices to maintain independence.
  • 155 adults obtained access to health screening services.
  • 3,098 individuals registered for STEP Transportation maintained their independence by receiving rides to medical appointments, work, and other activities.
  • 152 seniors stayed in their homes while receiving nursing facility level of care.
  • 244 Adult Protective Services investigations from 546 reports of need ensured the health, safety, and financial security of older adults.
  • 1,430 tax returns were filed through AARP Tax Aide, with $1,058,722 in federal returns for customers. 621 property tax rebates were filed for $211,847 in rebates.

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  Success Story

STEP Office of Aging 

Judy Elliott, former college professor who retired early due to health matters, recently sent a letter to Office of Aging director Fred Shrimp. A participant and volunteer at the Clinton County Senior Community Center in Lock Haven, Judy wrote…. “I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy and appreciate the Center. I started with Tai Chi, then added Healthy Steps, then Use Your Noodle. We started a knitting group and then started a Zentangle-inspired art group. Now we are doing the Healthy Aging through Local Harvest program, and I am the runner for a Meals on Wheels route on Fridays. I have such a nice group of friends there (at the Center). The Center has provided me with new activities, new friends and renewed purpose. I look forward to my continued involvement.”

STEP Transportation

“I would like to thank STEP Transportation for all of your service to us ‘older folks.’ There was a situation where there was a mix-up with a trip and the dispatcher did his best and set me up with a ride. The van was here pretty quickly and I was on my way. The van was also at the doctor’s office right when I got out! Whew! What a relief! So, again I’d like to thank you for all of my rides as I use the van more and more as my physical condition gets worse. It’s always a pleasure.”
Gretchen Kennedy
STEP Transportation Customer

“I have dealt with the public all my life and your drivers are top of the line. They are unbelievably pleasant
and I cannot say enough good things about them.”
June Lawrence
STEP Transportation Customer