• Community Services
  • Berks, Pike & Wayne Counties, Pa.
  • RSVP
Diakon Community Services for Seniors

Diakon Community Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following program updates or changes have been made in response to the current COVID-19 virus situation ...

  • Meals on Wheels continues; in fact, significant new volunteers are helping with this outreach to those served by the program.
  • APPRISE – Telephone counseling only; no face-to-face appointments. To reach APPRISE health-insurance counseling, people should call (570) 624-3026.
  • Health & Wellness and Diakon Living & Learning After 50 programs – All classes and programs are canceled. More information on schedules will be announced when that information becomes available. Please ignore any events listed on the calendar to the side.
  • Senior Community Centers – The senior community centers are closed until at least March 27. More information will be provided later. Center members who requested home-delivered meals will receive them.
  • AARP tax preparation – Provided at the Pottsville and Schuylkill Haven senior community centers, this service has been canceled with no known rescheduling at this time. 
  • In addition, in light of national recommendations, Diakon Community Services is discouraging walk-ins at its main office. Staff can be reached by calling (570) 624-3010.

Committed to transforming the lives of older adults, Diakon offers not only senior living communities such as The Lutheran Home at Topton, but also a wide range of community-based services. These services consist of:

  • Community services within Schuylkill County, Pa., a number of which are county-funded and range from senior community centers to meals on wheels and specialized programs that help people wind their way through today's sometimes-confusing health-care systems.
  • Management of the APPRISE Medicare and health insurance-counseling service in numerous Pennsylvania counties.
  • RSVP programs in several eastern Pennsylvania counties.

The sidebar links provide more information on these services, designed to help you or a loved one live rewarding, fulfilling lives—in your own home.

For more information on our Schuylkill County-region services, enjoy our video: