Special Announcement: Our Information & Assistance Counselor is available by phone during the Covid-19 Closure. Call Cari at 610-935-1515 ext. 24 or email her 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.

Tax Preparation

  • AARP tax preparers work from February until April at the Senior Center completing tax returns, free of charge! (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.) For 2021 tax filing we will offer this program with a twist. You will make an appointment by calling Cari at 610-935-1515 ext. 24 and leaving a message. She will return your call to ask some questions and schedule two appointments – one to drop off or scan your documents, and one a week later to sign your paperwork. Please be considerate of others and come at the time assigned. You will not have access to the building or a bathroom. Be prepared to wait in your car where it may be cold!

Food Resources

  • Educated on local, state and federal programs, we can assist you to apply for the SNAP Program, Senior Food Boxes, Rent Rebates, Food Vouchers, and other government programs for seniors.
  • Senior Farm Market Nutrition Program provides vouchers to be used at select Farmer’s Markets and Farm Stands.
  • 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.

Home Services

  • Knowing where to go and who to see, we can aid in finding you programs to help with home repairs, home cleaning services, home health aides. And, when you or a loved one is ready for a higher level of care, we can connect you with Adult Daycare, Rehab, and Assisted Living Facilities in our community.
  • Are you having problems navigating phone systems to make appointments, fix a phone line, and straighten out a bill? We can help you get through the prompts.

Driving Services

  • Should you still be driving? We offer AARP Safe Driver courses annually. Click Here for information.  We can also get you set up on Rover (free or low cost rides for seniors in Chester County) and 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.

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