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Welcome to the website for the YC Area Agency on Aging

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, York County Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Modified operations for essential services and programs have been implemented in all County Departments.

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The primary focus of the York County Area Agency on Aging is to provide education, advocacy and coordination of community-based services to empower older adults to maximize their independence and quality of life. 


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APPRISE is the Pennsylvania State Health Insurance Assistance Program. APPRISE volunteers are specially trained to answer your questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, prescription drugs, preventive care, and to assist you with your paperwork. The counselors have direct access to State and Federal Medicare information and resources.

Currently, all appointments are being conducted over the phone or virtually.

Call the York County Area Agency on Aging at (717) 771-9008 or 1-800-632-9073.
 


Don’t wait: Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment ends March 31

Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C), you have options? Each year, there’s a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1 – March 31. During this time, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan and want to change your health plan, you can do one of these:

  • Switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan with or without drug coverage
  • Go back to Original Medicare and, if needed, also join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

If you switch Medicare Advantage Plans or go back to Original Medicare with or without a Medicare drug plan, your new coverage will start the first day of the month after your new plan gets your request for coverage. Keep in mind, if you go back to Original Medicare now, you may not be able to buy a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy.

The Medicare Plan Finder can help you find, compare, and enroll in a new Medicare Advantage Plan or a Medicare drug plan in your area. You can call the APPRISE program at 717-771-9008 for assistance. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1- 800-633-4227) for help. TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period isn’t for people who already have Original Medicare.

It’s important to understand and be confident in your Medicare coverage choices. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan and want to change your plan, check out your options today. Remember, this Medicare Advantage Plan Open Enrollment Period ends March 31.


Empowering You to Age Well!

The York County Area Agency on Aging offers an ongoing variety of evidence-based FREE wellness programs, to empower older adults and maximize their quality of life and independence. Attend these free virtual workshops from the comfort of your home! 

Looking Beyond My Condition:  Empowerment Tools to Manage Your Health, Your Way

Adults age 60 and older, who are living with ongoing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, COPD, stroke, cancer or others are invited to participate in the workshops. The program introduces participants to self-management tools like healthy eating, exercise, action planning and dealing with difficult emotions, among others.

This interactive program spans six workshops, once a week for 1 hour. The workshops will be taught by certified instructors through the agency. Follow this link to see when workshops are being offered.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Adults 60 and older living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and caregivers age 60 and older caring for someone with diabetes, can participate in the workshops. This health promotion program introduces participants to self-management tools for managing diabetes, healthy eating, monitoring blood sugar, action planning, dealing with difficult emotions, and breaking the symptom cycle that comes with the disease.

This interactive program also spans six workshops, once a week for 1 hour, and will be taught by certified instructors through the agency. More information can be found here.

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