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.
 
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Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) (formerly known as APPRISE)

Effective July 1, 2021, APPRISE is now Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight, PA MEDI – Same Program, Same Services for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries, now with a New Name.

PA MEDI is a free Medicare counseling program designed to help older adults. The PA MEDI program is a State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) funded in whole or part by a grant through the Administration for Community Living.

Call your local Delaware County PA MEDI coordinator at 484-494-3769 or email at gradical@scs-delco.org.

Click here to view PA MEDI counseling locations.

For more information

Medicare.gov

Click here to learn about Medicare Savings Programs which can help save seniors money on Medicare and prescription drug costs. 

Click here to view 2021 Medicare Deductibles, Premiums and Copays

Click here to view Medicare presentation and individual counseling schedules January 2021-September 2021.

Click here to view a helpful Medicare toolkit

Click here to view the Medicare toolkit in Spanish

Revised 6/29/21


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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Revised January 14, 2020


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.


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.


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


Health and Wellness Program

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) has a focus to improve the health and well-being of the county's senior residents. COSA's Health and Wellness Program offers 

evidence-based health and wellness programs developed to give adults age 60 plus the opportunity to enrich themselves. These evidence-based programs have been proven to make a

difference in people's lives by promoting physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, environmental and/or vocational health and well-being. COSA's evidence-based programs

enable those attending to become their best selves, despite any personal challenges they may face. Programs are offered in collaboration with the PA Department of Aging.

For more information regarding COSA's Health and Wellness Program offerings, opportunities to volunteer as a group leader, or to bring one of these great programs to your

community or group, contact Ellen Williams at 610-490-1300.

 

Revised 1/4/21


Helpful Numbers to Know

Helpful numbers to know including Social Security, PACE and more.

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Revised 8/16/18


Housing

The COSA Housing Unit is an "umbrella" for the following programs and services: Domiciliary Care or "Dom Care", Fuel and Utility Assistance, management of housing resources and the fan distribution program during summer months. The Housing Unit is managed by the Housing and Domiciliary Care Coordinator, Sandra Robinson.

The overall goal and mission of the COSA Housing Unit is to provide advocacy and resources pertaining to safe and affordable housing for the older adult population in Delaware County.

If you have any questions about Domiciliary Care or need housing resources, contact Sandra Robinson at 610-490-1846.

Tips for Apartment Hunting

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

Senior Friendly Fair Market Rental Apartments-Delaware County

Housing Resource Guide

Updated 1/2/20