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


Important Update: In response to the COVID-19 emergency, APPRISE is providing telephone counseling only; no face-to-face appointments. To reach APPRISE health-insurance counseling, people should call the number below.

The Diakon-managed APPRISE Program in Columbia and Montour counties of Pennsylvania recognizes the complexity of Medicare and offers free health-insurance counseling to people with Medicare. We assist individuals in navigating the Medicare system and help them to understand all available options.

Specially trained staff and volunteers are available to meet one-on-one with individuals. They explain options in easy-to-understand terms, allowing the older adults we help to make informed decisions about health-insurance needs. Additionally, our staff and volunteers can assist individuals with completing the often-frustrating paperwork associated with Medicare and related benefits programs.

Our program also hosts “enrollment events” during Medicare’s annual enrollment period (Oct. 15 through  Dec. 7), helping people with Medicare compare and select Medicare’s Advantage plans and prescription drug plans. 

For more information about APPRISE, please call (570) 784-9272, Ext. 3110, or email Penny Davis, Diakon’s APPRISE coordinator for Montour and Columbia counties. 

The program is operated under a contract with the Columbia-Montour Aging Office, Inc., with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Administration on Community Living. 

Columbia and Montour Counties APPRISE
Columbia-Montour Aging Office
702 Sawmill Road, Suite 201
PA 17815-7737
(570) 784-9272, Ext. 3110