COSA - County of Delaware Office of Services for the Aging

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Information and Referral

Information and Referral provides older adults, caregivers and the general public with information about available in-home and community resources and/or referrals to particular service programs or services. Your call or online assessment application is the key element to accessing services and referrals.
 
Our staff can be contacted at 610-490-1300 or toll free 800-416-4504 Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm if you have questions or to initiate the COSA assessment process. Apply for Services.
 
COSA’s Language Lines
Chinese (Cantonese) 610-490-1379
Korean 610-490-1634
Vietnamese 610-490-1387
Spanish 610-490-1642
 
 
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APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling

APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling is a free Medicare counseling program designed to help older adults. The APPRISE program is a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Call your local Delaware County APPRISE counselor at 484-494-3769 or visit them online.

For more information

Medicare.gov


Benefits, Entitlements and Income Support for Older Adults

Programs available to Delaware County residents range from fuel assistance, food stamps, medical assistance to vehicle registration.

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Long-term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance in one option many people choose to provide financial protection when they can no longer perform the most basic functions of daily living. LTC insurance coverage in Pennsylvania provides services in you home, a medical facility or a combination of the two.

Learn more about long-term insurance and decide whether or not it’s right for you.

Additional background to help you make informed insurance choices.


Senior Victim Services

Senior Victim Services assists those seniors who have been a victim of crime in Delaware County by providing counseling, accompaniment to medical and court appointments, assistance in filing for State Crime Victims Compensation claims, and referrals for other appropriate community services. For free telephone counseling services call 610-627-2292 or visit their website.


Legal Services

Legal Services provides assistance with legal problems such as benefits, entitlements, wills, living wills, power of attorney, property tax/ rent rebates, PACE applications, nursing home issues, and grandparent rights.


COSA contracts with Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania(LASP) to provide legal representation for non-criminal and/ or non-profit cases such as bankruptcy and housing problems. To reach LASP call 610-874-8421 or Click to Read More


Prime-Time Health Education

The Prime-Time Health Education Program is a series of programs and activities for older adults interested in maintaining or achieving a healthy lifestyle. The Prime-Time Health coordinator works with area hospitals and health care providers to address topics such as healthy cooking, exercising, medication management, health screening, safety, and talking openly with your physicians.