Updated 4/27/21

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Chester County, through the Health Department, the hospitals and other healthcare providers, are actively receiving COVID-19 vaccine and administering it as quickly as possible.
Click Here to Register for the Vaccine.

Tax deadline extended until May 17, 2021 - Tax Information available by clicking here.

Weekly Frozen Meal Program thru The Chester County Department of Aging
as of August 1, 2020 - Updated February 1, 2021
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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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Spring has really blossomed into a beautiful thing. Flowers grace our lawns and the flowering trees are beautiful. I love the fresh colors of spring. It’s time for fresh starts.

Now is the time for a fresh start, time to get rid of the depressive winter blues. Some of you will be able to start planting flowers and vegetables. Be careful not to overdue, start gradually. SilverSneakers classes can do a lot to loosen your joints and prepare for spring and summer activities. You might even want to try Zumba Classes or Gentle Stretching!! Any activity does much to improve mental and physical well being. GET INVOLVED!! I understand some of these classes are available on-line.

Tax season is not over and has been extended to May 17th. TAX/RENT Rebates have also been extended with a Dec. 31st. deadline. We will try to keep you informed as to where these may be filed.

Chester County Food Bank in Exton, is supplying us with Senior Food Boxes. They are delivered to the Oxford Senior Center on the first Monday of each month. If you are at least 60, live in Chester County and fall within the income guidelines, you may qualify for the monthly box. Income is based on household income, not individual. Husband & wife may each receive a box if their combined income qualifies. Boxes contain vegetables, canned meat, pasta, milk, cereal, fruit, and non-fat protein. Great way to nutritionally supplement your food supply.

We are always open to talk with those ready to begin Medicare. If you, or someone you know is turning 65 or getting ready to retire, be sure to make an appointment to talk about all the choices necessary to be made. Missing the timetable for making these decisions can be costly! Right now all appointments will be on the phone. Call & leave a message for me here, (610) 932-5244 or use the Apprise county number, (610) 344-5004. Medicare 101 classes will be available through Zoom this year. For info go to: Chester County Library Events Calendar at ccls.org then click on Events. Search for “Medicare”. Dates are May 10, Henrietta Hankin Library; May 17, Phoenixville Library; and May 26, Downingtown Library.

I recently returned from a Pace plus training event. Some things have changed but, for the most part, Pace/Pacenet is the best kept secret in PA. Recent increases in income apply. If you are single, with yearly 2020 income below $27,500 you qualify for one of the programs. Married combined income must be below $35,500, even if only one is applying. If you’ve never applied, you can apply on-line or by calling them at (717) 651-3600 or (800) 225-7223. This plan is restricted to PA residents and for use in PA pharmacies only. (Can’t use while snow birding in Florida!!) Get the word out—Pace plus is credible coverage for Medicare Part D. Call if you have any questions.

Enjoy the month of May with all it’s beauty. Summer is coming and with it comes the Farmers Market Food Vouchers. Check our newsletter on page 8 of for information on the program and pages 9-10 for the application. You can also click here: Farmer's Market Nutrition Program information and click here: Famer's Market Nutrition Program application.

Have a great May!!


APPRISE is still available to help with Medicare Questions

Even though the Oxford Area Senior Center is closed to activities due to the current pandemic, APPRISE Medicare counseling is still available to you for your Medicare questions or issues. You can reach us through the senior center’s main number 610-932-5244 or through our APPRISE Helpline at 610-344-5004 option 2. The APPRISE counselor will then contact you by phone within 24-48 business hours.

APPRISE Counselors can help you to understand your health care coverage options so you can make sound choices - both when new to Medicare and on an ongoing basis – choices that contribute to both your physical and financial health.

Our services are confidential, unbiased, informative and free. To assist us in this process, we use the online resources provided at Medicare.gov. In addition, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides access to a database listing, for each Medigap plan available in our county, the premium charged, financial ratings, premium increase history, and expected premium increases. We can save you hours of legwork.

APPRISE counselors also screen Medicare beneficiaries for low-income assistance programs that can assist in paying for Medicare Part B and Part D premiums, as well as PACE/PACENET, and can facilitate an application for these programs.

Finally, we help people who need to file an appeal or submit a complaint about medical or prescription drug coverage.

In Chester County APPRISE operates under the Chester County Department of Aging Services. We are funded through the Administration for Community Living under the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Chester County Fook Bank
Chester County Senior Food Box Program (CCSFBP)

Is a county funded program that helps seniors gain access to nutritious foods so they can better improve their health.

If you or someone you know is at least 60 yrs. old and has low income, please register for the CCSFBP box that is available to qualifying seniors each month.

Each box may contain packaged fruit, non-perishable proteins, vegetables, carbyhydraes & dairy!!

Proof of age is required at sign up. There is no charge for this food. If you qualify then CCSFBP Box can be picked up the 1st Monday of every month between 1:00-3:00pm.

For more information contact

Sally Arter

(610) 932-5244
12 East Locust Street
Oxford, PA 19363




From time to time we all know we need information but have no idea how to find answers.



The Chester County Department of Human Services is pleased to introduce Refer Web, an Information and Referral web-based application. Simply visit their website at www.chesco.org/human. Once on the site, locate the Refer Web icon, click on it and start searching.



Sally is the Center's very own Information & Assistance Specialist. Her responsibilities included helping you find the answers to your questions.



The Oxford Senior Center is a member agency of the

United Way


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