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in Altoona, PA

Blair Senior Services, Inc.
1320 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Main Office/Intake: (814) 946-1235
Toll-Free: (800) 245-3282
TDD: (814) 949-4856
Protective Services: (800) 245-3282 *OPEN 24/7
Main Fax: (814) 949-4857
Referral Fax: (814) 296-6302

Volunteer Programs Supervisor: 946-1235 ext. 1088
Community Services Coordinator: 946-1235, ext. 1094
Ombudsman: 814-296-6336
APPRISE Coordinator: 946-1235 ext. 1016
Human Resources Department: (814) 946-1235
Sherry Pfister, CHOICES Care Manager: 814-946-1235, ext. 1029;
Email spfister@blairsenior.org
Jessica Lego, CHOICES Care Manager: 814-946-1235, ext. 1030;
Email ]jlego@blairsenior.org

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Williamsburg, Northern, Central, and Southern Blair Senior Centers

Williamsburg Senior Centers: (814) 832-3625

Southern Blair Senior Center (East Freedom): (814) 317-5181

Northern Blair Senior Center (Tyrone): (814) 684-7853

Central Blair Senior Center (Altoona): (814) 946-1235

Contact Blair Senior Services Transportation Office

Blair Senior Services Transportation Office
Loop Road
Hollidaysburg, PA, 16678

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Transportation Office: (814) 695-3500
Schedule a Trip: (800) 458-5552 or (814) 695-3500
Toll-Free: (800) 458-5552
Fax: (814) 696-6314
After-Hours (ADA/AMTRAN Service Only): (814) 935-0155

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05/20/2021

​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 .

MEDIA CONTACT: Jack Eilber, agingcomms@pa.gov

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