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Senior Services is your link to the hundreds of programs and services available to South Hills, Steel Valley, and Mon Valley residents. As a referral network, we assist older adults or their caregivers in matching individual needs to programs and services. We do this with care, concern, and the utmost confidentiality. Our goal is to direct you to the help you need with just one phone call.
For more information about Senior Services at Jefferson Hospital, call 412-469-7099 or email Senior Services.
Our Only Focus is You
Studies have shown that finding solutions to your non-medical problems contribute to your general sense of well-being and therefore, your physical health. Whether you just have a question or need step-by-step assistance in accessing resources, contact us. We can help. Our Senior Service Specialists are dedicated to serving the needs of the Seniors in our community and we can assure you personalized attention.
That attention doesn’t dissipate. We will follow-up with you to ensure you are receiving or are in the process of receiving programs and services for which you have asked for information.
We accept walk-ins, emails and phone calls for assistance and the direct assistance we offer to you is free of charge.
How We Can Help
With just one phone call, we can put you in touch with a network of services. Here is some of the service information we can provide for you.
We can help you to assess your housing needs, explain the different types of living accommodations, and give you a list of the options in your area. We maintain current information on local subsidized housing, respite care, assisted living facilities, personal care homes, nursing homes, and retirement communities.
We understand the desire to live comfortably in your own home. We have compiled an extensive list of agencies and self-employed caretakers. These referrals can assist with housecleaning, laundry, transportation, personal care, food preparation, and errands.
Our professional specialists are trained to be able to evaluate eligibility for a variety of programs ranging from low-income utility assistance to rent rebates.
Medicare Insurance Selection
Senior Services at Jefferson Hospital participates in Pennsylvania’s APPRISE program, which helps older Pennsylvanians and other Medicare enrollees understand their benefits. Counselors help seniors answer questions about health insurance policies and entitlements. They can also explain bills and Medicare statements. Counselors can help organize insurance-related paperwork, file claims, and assist with Medicare appeals. The program is coordinated by the Pennsylvania Department on Aging through its network of 52 local area agencies on aging. .
Senior Services at Jefferson Hospital is an officially designated site for Access and PAT Bus applications. Come see us and we can help you to apply for these services. You must apply in person. Please bring a current photo-identification.
Education & Support Programs
At Senior Services at Jefferson Hospital, we believe that knowledge improves health and welfare and can also empower seniors to live independently. Take part in one of these programs and see for yourself!
AARP Driver Safety Class
By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Founded in 1979, AARP Driver Safety has helped millions of drivers stay safe on the roads. Although the course is geared to drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of all ages.
The AARP Driver Safety course is available in a classroom setting at the James Bibro Pavilion on Jefferson's Main Campus.
You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your agent for details. You might also be eligible to receive a discount on roadside assistance plans.
AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass. After attending the course you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums.
The classroom course costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To learn more or register call 412-469-7100.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly
Senior Services at Jefferson Hospital is proud to be a host site for Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program provided in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. Trained TCE volunteers will counsel and prepare federal and state tax returns for low to moderate income seniors aged 60 and older.
There is no charge for the tax-preparation services and returns are filed electronically. Call Senior Services to make an appointment February through April.
We keep abreast of topics of interest to Seniors and provide seasonal educational programming. Check Your Health Matters for programs such as "Veterans Benefits Explained" or "Taking Care of the Caregiver." Have a particular topic you would like to hear more about? Let us know. Send us an email or call us at 412-469-7099.
Join Our In-House Services Team!
Team up with Jefferson Hospital as a self-employed in-home senior care provider.
You can accept clients, set your fees, and arrange work schedules to your own liking. There are no referral charges.
Call Senior Services for more information at 412-469-7099.