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About the CHOICES Program in Blair County, PA

Exceptional Private Pay Care for Older Residents

Nursing, Socialization, Meals, Cleaning, and Transportation

CHOICES is the first program of its kind offered by an Area Agency on Aging in Pennsylvania. CHOICES services are available to older individuals in our area and are paid for by the participants or their loved ones. Our CHOICES staff assures that all of the workers providing assistance have had thorough background screenings and hold the appropriate qualifications for the service they are providing to the participant.

Testimonials and Reviews of the Choices Personal Care Program

“All of the services are so valuable to me. I have nurses to care for my needs, transportation for errands and appointments, laundry services and just about everything you can think of.”
– Robin Eiche

Robin Eiche has been a CHOICES consumer for the past six years. With the help of CHOICES, she hopes that she can stay in her own home for the rest of her life.

Stay Safely in the Comfort of Your Own Home With Care Management

Finding help and assistance when you want and need it is difficult. That’s why thousands of seniors turn to Blair Senior Services, Inc., Blair County’s trusted Area Agency on Aging. Our CHOICES Program is an affordable option to help you live comfortably at home, while still receiving assistance if you need it.

All of our services are arranged by your CHOICES Care Manager so you do not need to worry about scheduling, cancellations, or coordination of services. Care Managers are trained to assess and recommend any service that may benefit an individual, not simply those services available through the CHOICES Program. You choose only the services that are specific to your lifestyle and your needs.

Some of the unique services we offer through CHOICES are:

  • Care Management
  • In-Home Services
  • Pet Care
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal Financial Services
  • Medication Management
  • Companionship and Shopping Errands

Having CHOICES Means Assistance With the Tasks of Daily Life!

Home Maintenance
Your CHOICES Care Manager can help you with small ‘odds and ends’ in your home like changing light bulbs and furnace filters. Have a pet? Let us help with vet visits or other pet needs for you. Taking care of a home can be difficult and we are here to help!

Saying Goodbye to Chores and Cleaning
Spend more time with your loved ones and less time doing household chores or heavy cleaning. We can even help you store/unpack your clothing or organize your closets. Services are available monthly, weekly, or even daily and tailored to the work you would like completed.

Personal Financial Services
You can stop worrying about tracking and paying bills. With our personalized financial services, we can assist in maintaining your checkbook, taking you to the bank, reconciling monthly bank statements, or paying bills. A financial assistant will visit with you in your home to determine your unique wants and needs. Our agency ensures that your financial information will be kept in the highest confidence.

If you want or need someone close by to go with you to the beauty shop, out to lunch, or just be a friend, we can provide a companion to join you for the day. We can be flexible with your schedule and provide you with someone to accompany you whenever you need it.

Shopping and Errands
You can keep your personal independence and freedom and let us do your grocery shopping and personal errands. We will gladly accompany you to the store and help carry your bags, or simply give us your list and enjoy yourself while we complete the shopping for you.

Rapid Recovery
You will not be alone when recovering from a hospitalization or illness. We can prepare meals, change linens, monitor your medications, help with your personal care, and be there to comfort you during recovery. Nursing and Medication Management LPN or RN services can be provided conveniently in your home. Medication Management services include a nurse to call and arrange for medication refills, communicate with your physician, fill your pill planner and monitor your blood sugar and other aspects of your health if necessary.  Your CHOICES Care Manager can arrange for sick calls from nurses and can even have a nurse conveniently complete lab work in your home.

Call Sherry Pfister or Jessica Lego, CHOICES Care Managers, for more information today!

Sherry can be reached at 814-946-1235, ext. 1029 or email:

Jessica can be reached at 814-946-1235, ext. 1030 or email:

Choices at Blair Senior Services, Inc.

Choices supports the way you choose to live and the professionals to help find the perfect balance of in-home assistance. Choices services are completely customizable to meet your wants and needs and can even be scheduled on an as needed basis. Your trained and experienced Choices Care Manager will be available to you anytime, 24 hours a day, providing their knowledge and expertise, making life easier for you, ensuring that you’re getting exactly what you want from your services. Call Blair Senior Services, Inc. today to learn more about Choices, (814) 946-1235.

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​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today announced that older adults who will soon be turning 65 and are not yet enrolled in Medicare can attend a free virtual event to learn about their healthcare coverage options when enrolling for Medicare.


The "Welcome to Medicare" event on June 23, open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature national presentations from the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs on Medicare eligibility, enrollment and coverage options. Representatives will be available to answer questions and assist older adults with information to enable them to make choices on Medicare coverage that best meets their needs and lowers their costs.


In Pennsylvania, this program is known as APPRISE. Throughout the national presentation, staff from APPRISE will host an exhibit for Pennsylvania and will respond to Medicare questions and provide information about the program. The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) – Pennsylvania's Senior Medicare Patrol – also will join APPRISE to discuss Medicare fraud prevention.


"We encourage anyone who is turning 65 soon to join our Virtual Welcome to Medicare Fair. Pennsylvania's Medicare Counseling Program is here to help older adults learn about signing up and navigating the complexities of Medicare, avoiding late enrollment penalties, and preventing fraud," said Susan Neff, APPRISE director. "We also invite those who attend to visit the Pennsylvania-specific virtual exhibit at any time during the event. The APPRISE and CARIE staff look forward to chatting with seniors about their Medicare enrollment concerns."


Older adults can register for this event here


The APPRISE Program has nearly 800 trained counselors in the commonwealth who provide free, confidential, objective, and easy-to-understand information about original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans, and Medicare Supplement plans, and allows Medicare beneficiaries to compare plans and determine what best meets their needs and save them money.

To learn more about the APPRISE Program or becoming a volunteer, click here or call the APPRISE Helpline at 1-800-783-7067 .



Department Of Aging: June 23 Medicare Event Welcomes Future Beneficiaries With Information On Eligibility, Coverage Options