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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Customer Impacts (fiscal year 2017-18)

  • 4,593 senior citizens and 1,493 individuals with disabilities
    were able to continue living independently.
  • 122,742 meals were provided to 765 people through STEP Office of Aging’s Meals on Wheels program, while 25,488 congregate meals were served.
  • 1,448 customers in tax preparation programs qualified for federal or state tax credits in the amount of $956,000.
  • 131 seniors were able to remain in their homes instead of a nursing facility through the Aging Waiver program.
  • 120,658 one-way trips were provided through STEP Transportation, bringing approximately $385,730 in savings for 3,201 riders receiving reduced fares.
  • 504 reports of need were filed and 233 investigations were conducted by Protective Service workers.

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 APPRISE

APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help all Pennsylvanians with Medicare. APPRISE counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information.  Call us today to schedule your appointment: 570-601-9572 (Lycoming County) or 570-858-5800 (Clinton County)

 


  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

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