Our Information and Assistance Counselor is available throughout the week via phone and email, and has in-person office hours most Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm.  You can reach Cari by phone at 610-935-1515 ext. 24 and email at cforeman@phoenixvilleseniorcenter.org.

As the first point of contact to access Aging Resources within the Senior Community, the Phoenixville Area Senior Center has an Information and Assistance Counselor to help you remain active and independent for as long as possible. The following are some of the free services we offer:

Medicare Guidance

  • Our certified PA MEDI Counselors help navigate complicated Medicare Insurance Programs. Click here for more information about this program from Chester County.
  • Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period is October 15th – December 7th.  If you would like assistance from a PA MEDI Counselor to review and make changes to your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) or Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C), please contact Cari.

Tax Preparation

  • AARP tax preparers work from February until April at the Senior Center completing tax returns, free of charge! Our AARP tax program is closed until the 2023 tax season.  Watch this space for information about the 2023 tax season.  Scheduling for Phoenixville Senior Center VIP Supporters will begin in mid-December 2023. Scheduling for all other Senior Center participants will begin in January 2024. Not sure if you are a VIP Supporter? Call us to find out at 610-935-1515, ext 25. (Did you miss out because you called too late to get an appointment last year? As a perk for our VIP supporters, you can schedule your appointment early.)

Food Resources

  • Educated on local, state and federal programs, we can assist you to apply for the SNAP Program, Senior Food Boxes, and other government programs for seniors.
  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides vouchers to be used at select Farmer’s Markets and Farm Stands.  For information on the 2023 program, click here.
  • The Senior Center participates in Henry’s Cupboard which provides food for the animals of Seniors. The Cats and Dogs get the nutrients they need to thrive, and the owners do not feel the need to share their human food.

Other Resources

  • We can assist you with the Rent Rebate and Property Tax Rebate applications.
  • LIHEAP can help with energy costs, and we can help you apply to those programs and many more.  

Driving and Transportation Services

  • Should you still be driving? We offer AARP Safe Driver courses annually. Click here for information.
  • Chesco Connect provides free or low cost rides for seniors in Chester County and is administered by the Chester County Department of Aging.  Click here for information.
  • We can help you apply for your Septa Key Card for train and bus passes.
  • For those living outside of Chester County, we can connect you with Community Connections of our neighboring areas.

End of Life

  • End of life planning is essential for your family.  Our counselor can connect you with legal counsel and other end of life resources.

No question is too small or problem too big.  If we can’t help, we will connect you to someone who can.