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Blair Senior Services, Inc. provides many volunteer opportunities for local senior residents who want to get involved or give back to the community. Through our VOICE program, we provide internal volunteer opportunities that support many of our departments’ programs. We also support Senior Corps programs through the Corporation for National & Community Service that enable seniors to help the broader community. That means that we have something for every senior volunteer, wherever, whenever, and for whomever you most wish to serve. Volunteering your time, talent, and skill is a critical and rewarding endeavor that supports the growing needs of our community.

Senior Corps, Foster Grandparent,
and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs

While Agency volunteer positions do have minimum age requirements, the Senior Corps programs are open to anyone 55 years old or above. However, some opportunities, such as the Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion programs have income limitations since volunteers receive a stipend for service hours.

National & Community Service Programs (Senior Corps)

Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)

“I am much healthier and have a purpose in life thanks to my volunteer opportunity serving children with the Foster Grandparent Program.”

Senior Companion Program (SCP)

“The program gives me a reason to get up and get going each day and benefits my clients.”

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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