Senior Community Services
About Senior Community Services

Enhancing Lives, Preserving Dignity, Presenting Choices

For too many people, growing older means giving up the self-sufficient lifestyle they've always enjoyed. Senior Community Services (SCS) is working to change the idea of aging as a loss or diminishment. With the help of a supportive community, SCS is helping Delaware County’s older adults live healthier, more active, and more independent lives than ever before.

Senior Community Services' mission is to provide independent and meaningful living for older adults through direct services and programs in the home and community.

SCS is a community-based organization with nearly 50 years of experience, four nationally-accredited senior centers, and an abundance of programs directly serving the aging population in the service area of Delaware County. SCS' goal is to continually develop and improve upon a comprehensive, coordinated and accessible system of services responsive to the needs of the aging population within the community. Last year, SCS' programming touched nearly 20,000 people in Delaware County.

SCS Programs and Services:

SCS' four nationally-accredited Senior Centers nurture the mind, body and soul of active older adults. Seniors at Centers in Yeadon, Folsom, Chester and Darby Township can participate in health screenings, informative lectures, intergenerational activities, trips and cultural celebrations.

Nearly 5,580 individuals made 55,541 visits to SCS Senior Centers and Online Centers last year.

SCS' Congregate Nutrition Program serves more than 10,000 to-go meals for members to eat at community SCS’ Centers or on their own at home.

SCS' Home Delivered Meal Program brings hot meals to the homes of frail, low-income elderly who have no other means for proper nutrition. Last year, SCS delivered more than 123,000 meals from its five kitchens to 488 frail elders.

SCS' Center for Life Long Learning provides adult education that engages, energizes and entertains while fostering active aging. Last year, SCS offered more than 300 courses and nearly 1,800 individual class sessions) at ten sites across Delaware County, including SCS Senior Centers.

SCS' Care Managers connect low-income elderly to support services, such as assistance with bathing, installation of stair glides, and resources for light chores. SCS social workers manage more than 1,986 cases annually.

SCS' Aging at Home is a model initiative that has enhanced the ability of hundreds of Delaware County seniors to age in place. Personalized transportation, home repair referral, and assistance with chores - such as raking leaves and removing snow - are just some of the services aimed at closing the gap between aging in place and entering a nursing home. Over 350 members of SCS’ Friendship Circle and Schoolhouse Centers are also members of aging at home. .

SCS' Caregiver Support Program assists families who maintain their loved ones at home. Last year, nearly 125 families received education, emotional support, and most critically financial reimbursement for caregiving supplies and services. SCS also hosts The Caregiver Academy, an annual series of educational seminars with speakers specifically geared towards helping individuals caring for a loved one.

PA MEDI Health Insurance Counseling ensures older adults receive their health and prescription insurance benefits by providing education and advocacy. PA MEDI volunteers consulted with nearly more than 8,500 consumers by phone, in one-on-one meetings or in workshops across Delaware County.

SCS Online emerged during the pandemic as a way to keep members connected with one another and with staff. as the agency sought to serve its members.

SCS' Cognitive Stimulation Program consists of nearly 400 kits packed with abundant content to trigger sensory responses, powerful reminiscence, and discussions.The kits were used for more than 12,000 person-to-kit program interactions at adult day programs, assisted living and nursing homes, as well as in the community and in individual homes.

SCS' Volunteer Program recruits, trains and formally recognizes over 300 indispensable individuals who donated 35,000 philanthropic hours of service to SCS last year.

600 Swarthmore Ave.
Folsom, PA 19033
Phone: 610.237.8100

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