Upper Bucks Activity Center

2183 Milford Square Pike

P.O. Box 46

Quakertown, PA 18951

215-536-3066

Fax 215-536-7881

Open Monday -Friday 9:00AM to 3:00 PM

Social Security


Social Security Administration


Social Security- Allentown 610-433-3237

Social Security- Bethlehem  610-691-2451


Government Agencies

 

State Government Links

     state House


     




Agencies on Aging & Disabilities

 

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (call to inquire about Meals on Wheels)  215-348-0510

Bucks County Senior Citizen Resource Directory- from the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging- "a partial listing of major resources for the elderly and their families"

AARP

Administration on Aging

PA Dept. of Aging- offers brochures online including:

     •     Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians

     •     Consumer Protection and Information

     •     Are you Being Threatened or Abused in Your Own Home?

     •     Understanding Advance Directives for Health Care

CONSUMER PROTECTION


GOVERNMENT/INFORMATION AND ENFORCEMENT


Bucks County Consumer Protection

Pennsylvania Attorney General

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/Consumers/Bureau_of_Consumer_Protection/

U.S. Postal Service

https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/contactUs/filecomplaint.aspx

Federal Trade Commission

aus-offices/bureau-consumer-protection



HEALTH & SAFETY


RECOGNIZING & PREVENTING ABUSE:

National Institute on Aging/U.S. Department of Health

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/elder-abuse


MAKING YOUR HOME SAFER

ttp://assets.aarp.org/external_sites/caregiving/checklists/checklist_homeSafety.html


FREE SAFETY MODIFICATIONS & REPAIRS

https://habitatbucks.org/a-brush-with-kindness/


LOCAL HEALTH RESOURCES

http://buckscountyalive.com/health/index.cfm?webname=bcalive

HOBBIES

(There probably are a lot of blogs and probably this should be expanded. Maybe delete it for now and ask members for their suggestions and favorites)


AARP Home and Garden Blog

The Society of Seniors - Senior Amateur Golfers

Hobbies for Seniors at SeniorArk.com

Retirement Hobbies



GENERAL NEWS FOR SENIORS

http://www.aarp.org/




Thrift Shops & Food Banks

 

Thrift Shops

          Care and Share Shoppes- Souderton  215-723-0315

          Salvation Army Thrift Store- Quakertown  215-536-1750

          Full Circle Thrift Shop- New Britain  215-340-0120

          Nova Thrift Shop- Fountainville  215-249-8000

Food Banks

          Quakertown Food Pantry- Quakertown  215-536-0240

          Pennridge FISH- Perkasie  215-257-7616

          Dublin Food Pantry- Dublin  215-249-1133


Other Resources

 

Other Resources (not just for seniors! There's some good stuff here; take a look!):


          Bucks County Transport 215-536-2522, 1-888-795-0740

       RSVP-215-340-1210

          Area Senior Centers: Bucks County Senior Centers, Montgomery County Senior Centers

     

      The Cost of Aging Resource

          Consumer Protection for Seniors

          PA travel conditions from PA's official travel information service or see Traffic Reports and Road Conditions from Bucks County Alive

          Online Newspapers- read about news around the country, around the world, or just in your hometown.

          Local newspapers, radio, and TV.  If we located a website, the link is provided.  Many stations allow you to listen online (stream) for free, and offer lots of other information about their station.  If you have questions or concerns, we have included the telephone number where available:

          

          Bucks County Courier Times- Levittown  215-949-4151

          Bucks County Tribune- Feasterville  215-675-6600

          Bucks-Mont Courier- Harleysville 215-721-9100

          The Intelligencer - Doylestown  215-345-3000

          The Morning Call- Allentown  215-820-6646

          New Hope Gazette- New Hope  215-968-2244

          Penny Power- Coopersburg  610-282-4808

          Perkasie News-Herald- Perkasie 215-257-6839

          Souderton Independent- Souderton  215-723-4801

          Upper Perk Shopper's Guide- Red Hill  215-679-4133

          KYW- AM -1060 (news radio)

          WFIL- 560 AM -Philadelphia (Philadelphia's Christian Radio)

          WFLN- 95.7 FM -Philadelphia (Classical Music)

          WNPV- 1440 AM -Lansdale

          Word FM- 88.9 FM -Sellersville (Positive and Uplifting)

          WXPN- 88.5 FM -Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania)

          WFMZ-TV Allentown - Channel 69

          WPSG- Philly 57 -The CW (Talk Radio)

          WHYY- Philadelphia (PBS)

          WPHL- PHL17- WB (Home of the Phillies)

          Don't find your favorite radio station on our list? Not from this area and want to listen to a station from "back home"? Not a problem! Go to Radio Locator and search by state, city, ZIP code or call letters to find links to 13,000 station websites and 7,100 live Internet audio streams.

          Bucks County Alive (includes local businesses, restaurants, events, and activities for all, as well as local, state, and federal resources for seniors)

          A Woman's Place- assistance and support services for victims of domestic abuse and violence and their children- 800-220-8116 (Hotline)

          Bucks County Opportunity Council

          United Way of Bucks County

          VITA Education Services

          Retirement Communities

              Rockhill Mennonite Community - 215-257-2751

              Bucks County Retirement Communities (to search outside Bucks County)

          Coupons and discount Programs for Seniors

          Printable coupons from Bucks County Alive

          Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) offers a bridge fare of $2.50 (50% off) for Senior drivers 65+

          PENNDOT offers a discounted ($10) vehicle registration fee for Seniors 65+

          On NJ Transit, Seniors 62+ can save 1/2 or more on NJTransit buses, trains and light rail vehicles

          Amtrak has several discounts for Seniors (62+) including: 15% discount on the lowest available fare on most trains, 50% off midweek on the Capitol Corridor, and 50% off on the Downeaster

          On SEPTA Seniors, age 65 years or older, ride free at all times on bus, trackless trolley, subway, and trolley service -- you will need to show your PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card or Medicare card.

          The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has a number of discounts for Seniors

Property Tax and Rent Rebates-1-888-222-9190


Agencies on Aging & Disabilities

 

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (call to inquire about Meals on Wheels)  215-348-0510

AARP

Administration on Aging



     Medical & Health Info

 

     

       Mesothelioma Center Help finding a doctor, treatment center and support groups

      Mesothelioma Guide