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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 ...

  • NEW - Farm Market Voucher Application (PDF)
  • 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, please visit the county-specific pages on the sidebar menu to the left.
  • Health & Wellness and Diakon Living & Learning After 50 programs – Most programs and classes are currently canceled, but some are being held virutally. Please check Facebook on the individual program pages for information. For the time being, please ignore any events listed on the calendar to the side.
  • Senior Community Centers – The senior community centers are closed, but a plan to re-open them is being developed. Please check back for more information. Center members who requested home-delivered meals are receiving them.
  • 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.

UPDATED: The annual Diakon Senior Expo has been canceled for 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience, but with uncertainties surrounding large groups and related restrictions and, most importantly, to ensure the health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and staff members, we believe this decision to be in the best interests of everyone. We hope to resume this event in 2021. Thank you for your past support! 

Diakon Community Services 

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.

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