Located in PENNSYLVANIA 
 

Updated 5/12/20

OXFORD AREA SENIOR CENTER
will be closed
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Govenor Wolf announced on 5/8/20
the Stay-at-Home Mandate has been extended
to June 4, 2020
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At this time we do not know when we will reopen

Due to the COVID 19 Coronavirus concerns,
federal, state and county declarations,
and concerns for our senior residents,
ALL congregate lunches, programs, AARP tax appointments,
exercise classes, and evening community group meetings
have been cancelled until further notice.

For updates visit our website at
www.oxfordseniors.org,
Facebook page
or call (610) 932-5244

Please Be Safe!!


Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for more information

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OXFORD AREA SENIOR CENTER COVID-19 CLOSURE

UPDATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update 5/12/20

Food/Meals

If you are aware of anyone over the age of 60 who is in need of food, we can help. Due to the generosity of The Chester County Department of Aging, PA Department of Aging, Chester County Food Bank, and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), we have available Shelf-Stable meal boxes that contain non-perishable food items enough for 5 meals. These meal boxes are available weekly and can be picked up at the senior center, or delivered if necessary. If you know a senior who needs meals, please call the senior center at (610) 932-5244 and leave a message. We will contact you for more information.

ROVER

Thanks to Chester County officials, hours for rides in the mornings to grocery stores, doctor’s appointments and pharmacies have been extended, and available on Saturday mornings too! There is a limit of 3 seniors on a bus at one time! There is no additional cost!

AARP Taxes

We have not been informed by AARP if they will continue completing income tax preparation later this year. Even though the tax deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020, we advise you to look for someone else to complete your taxes in case they don’t. There are a few tax services around, Liberty, H & R Block to name a few, that will allow you to drop off your information, then pick up your completed tax forms when they have completed them.


Update 4/13/20

Wear a Mask

During a COVID-19 press briefing on 4/3/20, Governor Tom Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask any time they leave their homes for life-sustaining reasons. As COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state, Gov. Wolf stressed the need to intensify all measures to help stop the spread of the virus. Read more here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-calls-for-universal-masking/

Paying Utilities

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chairman signed an emergency order prohibiting electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and steam utility terminations by utilities that are under the PUC’s jurisdiction. The moratorium will remain in place for as long as the Proclamation of Disaster, issued by Governor Tom Wolf related to the Coronavirus, is in effect. If you are struggling to pay your utility bills, contact your service provider for possible emergency assistance programs.


Update 3/31/20

Here is the latest on Senior Center Activities:

Gov. Wolf has expanded the closing of all Non-Essential business/organizations until April 30th

Chester County Seniors for food, supplies and prescriptions (also pet food)

      Shelf-stable meals are available from our lunch provider for those who need food. They would be delivered to our center for distribution. Each box includes 5 shelf-stable meals. If you need food, please call Jim at the center and leave a message. Messages are checked daily (610-932-5244).
       If you cannot shop for food, supplies or pickup your prescriptions during this COVID 19 stay at home mandate, please call Jim at the Senior Center. We can help with food delivery and prescription pick up.

ROVER RIDERS:

     Just to remind you that Rover continues to run grocery, pharmacy and medical trips if you need transportation. They have expanded hours (pickups as early as 5:00am for 6:00am arrival at a participating grocery store) and eliminating the increased Same Day Ride fees. 

  • If a senior calls requesting a ride for Grocery or Pharmacy trip, they are waving the increased fees and will transport the same day for the normal $1 Co-Pay to the Senior.
  • Their Call Center will be active at 5:00am every weekday taking reservations for Grocery/Pharmacy trips.

AARP Tax Preparation - All appointments are postponed.
We will contact you to reschedule when we have more information.

AARP Safe Driving Class
The class scheduled for Friday, April 24th has been CANCELLED

ALL afternoon and evening classes/workshops
CANCELLED

Our staff continues to work safely from home putting together contingency plans for re-opening to offer you the activities and programs you all have been missing, we ask you to: Check our telephone messages, website, and Facebook page to find out any changes in our opening status.


Additional Information

Federal and State Tax Deadline
Personal Income Tax Filing Deadline Extension – The IRS and PA Department Revenue announced the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2019 Federal and Pennsylvania personal income tax returns is extended to July 15, 2020. This means taxpayers will have an additional 90 days to file from the original deadline of April 15.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended to End of Year
Harrisburg, PA — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline for older adults and
Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2019 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2020, the Department of Revenue announced 3/19/20.

Pennsylvania Primary Election Delay
The Pennsylvania Primary Election of April 28 has been changed to June 2.

PA Dept. of Health Updates
As always, stay directly informed on COVID-19 by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Health's website, which is regularly updated. https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#

Emotional Support
Where people can turn if they need to talk: Emotional Listening Line at 800-932-4616. http://www.contacthelpline.org/emotional-listening-support


Update 3/20/20

Chester County Seniors

For food, supplies and prescriptions (also pet food)

During this COVID-19 stay-at-home mandated time, if you cannot shop for food,
supplies or pickup your prescriptions, please call the senior center (610-932-5244)
and leave a message. We check our messages daily. We can get someone to help you!

Please share with people who might need help.

 

Veterans Affairs

In case you are a veteran or know of one in need, please call 610-344-6375

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended to End of Year

Harrisburg, PA — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline for older adults and
Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes
paid in 2019 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2020, the Department of Revenue announced 3/19/20.


 
     

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