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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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) funded in whole or part by a grant through the Administration for Community Living.

 Call your local Delaware County APPRISE counselor at 484-494-3769 or email at gradical@scs-delco.org.

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Medicare.gov

Click here to learn about Medicare Savings Programs which help lower-income seniors and those with disabilities pay for their Medicare Part B premium. Some individuals may also qualify for help with their Medicare deductibles and coinsurance.

Click here to learn about the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (also called "LIS" or "Extra Help") which helps Medicare consumers dramatically lower their prescription drug costs and can help individuals save thousands of dollars a year.

Revised 3/14/19


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 8/16/18


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 County of Delaware 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.

 

Posted 7/1/19


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, Sharisse Stanford.

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 Sharisse Stanford at 610-499-1965.

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Updated 6/25/19