Seniors – If you or someone you know is being subjected to abuse, neglect or exploitation, contact JCAAA for emergencies 24 hours a day at 1-800-852-8036.

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Are you or a loved one age 60 + in need of assistance? JCAAA can help we have an wide array of resources to help the Seniors of Jefferson County.

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JCAAA

The Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging is one of 52 Area Agencies on Aging in Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

JCAAA is the local representative #42 for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, through which we offer many services and programs designed to keep older citizens active and independent.

Our Mission

Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging maximizes the quality of life, independence, health and safety of older adults.

Seniors 60+

Although JCAAA operates for charitable and educational purposes, federal regulations mandate that the Agency give preference to those seniors with the greatest economic and social needs.

About Us

Promoting health, wellbeing and many other services for the aging throughout Jefferson County for over 35 years.

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About JCAAA

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In 1976, under the Older Americans Act, the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging was set up to administer and develop a program of comprehensive services for the elderly, to act as an advocate for the elderly, to provide various services to help the elderly remain in their homes for as long as possible and to assist the older person to remain a citizen in his or her community.

Since 1987, JCAAA has operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. The agency provides around 17 different services for the elderly throughout Jefferson County. The agency operates 5 centers around the county, 4 of which are open Monday through Friday and the other one is open at different days during the month.

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All persons over the age of sixty who reside in the county may participate in the programs funded by the Area Agency on Aging. Federal regulations require the Agency to give those persons over the age of sixty preference who are in the greatest economic and social need.

The Area Agency on Aging is governed by a Board of Directors, who has the responsibility of overseeing the Agency’s operations. The Executive Director of the Agency has the responsibility of overseeing the Agency’s activities. The County Advisory Council and local senior center participants provide the Executive Director with additional input in their respective areas.

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Our History

1804

March 28 an Act of the State legislature formed Jefferson County, PA

1976

JCAAA was formed.

1987

JCAAA became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. JCAAA was located at the former Jefferson County Home.

1987

Opened Skykesville Center / Closed in 2009

1993

Opened Heritage House Center

1995

Opened The Pine Street Center

1997

JCAAA moved to 186 Main Street

2001

Opened The Reynoldsville Foundry

2003

Opened the Brockwayville Depot

2011

The Pine Street Senior Center moved to the 1st floor of the former hospital building after the addition of the Grace Place Apartments.

2018

The Punxsutawney Pine Street Center Closed.

2019

Punxsutawney Area Senior Center moved to the ATA Building on North Findley Street.

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have extra time on your hands and want to stay active? Have you considered volunteering? At the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging we have plenty of volunteer opportunities available for you.

Apprise
Apprise helps Pennsylvanians with Medicare understand their health insurance options. A volunteer counselor may help others understand Medicare and other insurance issues. They can complete applications that could reduce the costs of their Medicare expenses.

Contact: Mindy Sivanich

Phone: (814)849-3096

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Volunteers in this program assist low income taxpayers complete their tax returns for free! There is also the option to be a greeter and help the volunteer preparers.

Contact: Pete Spuck

Phone: (814) 653-2522

Home Delivered Meals
Volunteers in this program may help deliver meals to homebound residents of Jefferson County. This can be a very rewarding way to volunteer! Knowing that you are helping the seniors in our community receive healthy nutritious meals and making sure that they are staying healthy is a great way to start your day.

Contact your local social center.

Brookville: (814) 849-3391

Brockway: (814) 265-1719

Reynoldsville: (814) 653-2522

Punxsutawney: (814) 938-8376

Social Center Volunteers
Help start and organize activities, answer phones, serve meals, be part of keeping your aging community active and having a great time. To be a volunteer at your local Social Center please contact your local Center Director and ask them how you can volunteer and make the center an even more special place to attend.

Contact your local social center.

Brookville: (814) 849-3391

Brockway: (814) 265-1719

Reynoldsville:  (814) 653-2522

Punxsutawney:  (814) 938-8376

The Ombudsman Program
Ombudsman is a Swedish term for Citizen Representative. Volunteers for this program have the opportunity to visit residents in nursing homes and personal care homes. You may also be able to help guide the residents in the right direction to have better quality care.

Contact: Mindy Sivanich

Phone: (814)849-3096

Administrative Volunteers
These volunteers may help with greeting consumers, answering phones, counting money, filing and other office duties. If this is something you would like to help out with then please contact Molly McNutt at (814) 849-3096 and she will help you find what best suits you.

Resources

Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging wants to help you make the best decisions and find optimal solutions for you and your loved one as they age.
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Senior Living Facilities

Nursing Homes, Domiciliary Care Homes and Personal Care Homes.
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Outreach and Education

Outreach is a service offered by JCAAA that is designed to seek out and identify those older citizens that are hard to reach because they are either geographically or socially isolated.
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PA Link

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are a nationwide effort to take a seamless approach in the way we assist seniors and adults with disabilities who need help with activities of daily living. The ADRC in Pennsylvania is known as PA Link.
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Transportation

The Area Agency on Aging offers a special transportation program for Jefferson County seniors age 65 and older.  This program expands the senior transit services currently offered by the Area Transportation Authority in Jefferson County.

Programs and Services

The Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging offers a variety of services to the
older citizens of Jefferson County ranging from hands-on personal care to caregiver support, transportation and volunteer services. We are here to help.
What our consumers say about the Personal Emergency Response System (PERS): “Not having to worry if there is an emergency; I only have to hit the button” “Peace of mind.”

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Senior centers don’t just offer card games. Sure, cards are available (and fun and challenging). But most senior centers offer far more than that – everything from special events to fine arts and crafts, music and dance, lifelong learning, and fitness and health programs.

JCAAA Social Centers

Throughout Jefferson County, the Area Agency on Aging operates 4 Older American Social Centers that are open 5 days a week, 1 satellite center that is open twice a month. The centers offer the senior citizens of Jefferson County a place to gather and enjoy themselves. Each of the centers offer lunch daily as well as a wide range of activities and events.
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Brookville Heritage House

HOURS: 8:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M.
ADDRESS: 4 Sylvania Street Brookville, Pa 15825
PHONE: (814) 849-3391
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Brockwayville Depot

HOURS: 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M.
CONTACT: Cheryl Moore
ADDRESS: 425 Alexander Street, Brockway, Pa 15824
PHONE: (814) 265-1719
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Reynoldsville Foundry

HOURS: 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M.
CONTACT: Peter Spuck
ADDRESS: 45 West Main Street Reynoldsville, Pa 15851
PHONE: (814) 653-2522
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Oliver Twp. Social Center

(Satellite Center)

HOURS: “Contact Pete for details”
CONTACT: Pete Spuck
ADDRESS: 324 Coolspring Rd Coolspring, PA 15730
PHONE: (814)653-2522

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Punxsutawney Area Center

HOURS: 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M.
CONTACT: Debbie Long
ADDRESS: 222 North Findley Street • Punxsutawney, PA 15767
PHONE: (814) 938-8376

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Contact Information

Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging

Address: 186 Main Street, Suite 2 Brookville, PA 15825

Phone: (814) 849-3096

Toll Free:(800)852-8036

Fax1:(814)849-3232

Fax2: (814)849-4655

Email: info@jcaaa.org

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