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Stephanie Sanford

Stephanie Sanford

Stephanie Sanford has been working for Blair Senior Services for three years. She initially began her employment as a Transportation Assistant at the Transportation office in Hollidaysburg, then saw the job opening for her current position as Domiciliary Care Coordinator, which she felt better utilized her degree. She has held the position for a little over two years now.

Stephanie’s responsibilities include being the Dom Care Coordinator and one of Blair Senior Services’ three Guardianship Workers. Stephanie says, “I am responsible for certifying new Dom Care homes, recertifying current homes annually and decertifying homes that no longer meet requirements. I am also responsible for placing new consumers into appropriate Dom Care homes and annual assessments.” As a Guardianship Worker, Stephanie is responsible for assisting with money management, shopping, medical decisions, medical appointments, burial arrangements, etc.

When asked what she liked best about working for Blair Senior Services, Stephanie stated, “My favorite part of working for this agency is that we all work together as a team to make sure tasks get completed on time. We all support each other and I believe that everyone who works here truly cares about the consumers we serve. It is a nice environment to work. I am very proud to be part of it!”

Stephanie shared a special memory she had with Blair Senior Services, “Most of our Guardianship consumers do not have living family or friends. Often times, we are the only people who visit them. During one monthly visit, one of the consumers on my caseload mentioned that she wished she had a yellow dress. While shopping one day, I found a yellow dress and purchased it for her. I will never forget how happy she was when I gave her the dress. She immediately tried it on and hugged and thanked me repeatedly. It was something so simple that gave her so much joy. These events are what make this job so rewarding and are my favorite memories of my time at Blair Senior Services.”

In addition, Stephanie encouraged others to help volunteer saying, “Blair Senior Services is always in need of volunteers and there are so many different programs to choose from.” If you are interested in volunteering for one of the many Blair Senior Services, Inc. programs, please call 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