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Click here for October

Are we having fun yet? With 2/3rds of 2023 over and the last rose of summer in front of us, I hope that you’ve been having fun - enjoying life!!

PACE/PACENET with Medicare Part D is now called PACE Plus Medicare. This means cardholders may enjoy the best benefits both programs have to offer. If you have a Medicare Part D prescription plan, and Pace, show both cards when you go to the pharmacy. Should your card be turned down, immediately have the pharmacist contact the PACE program. You should remain there until it is resolved. Pennsylvania continues to offer one of the most generous prescription plans for seniors in the country. The PACEplus program is here to stay.

Another plan for Seniors is the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program. Applications based on your 2022 income have been extended to 12/31/23. Rent Rebate income limits remain at $15,000 and Tax Rebate household income limits are $35,000, as shown on the table. The applications already filed for rebates for property taxes and rent paid during 2022 are now in process for distribution.

Getting or know someone who is ready to collect Social Security? We have limited sessions planned for in-person classes here at the center. Medicare 101 is planned for Monday, September 11th at 7:00pm. Medicare Update is scheduled for Monday, October 2nd at 12:45pm. If you are not comfortable with the in-person classes you can still watch the Medicare 101 classes being offered on the Chester County Library website (https://www.ccls.org/ then click on Events Calendar, you can search for “Medicare” or search by library). They will have information and resources available to help you transition to the world of Social Security. Many of the programs available are governed by dates and you don’t want to fall into lapses of time that cost you penalties and/or no coverage. Ignorance may be bliss, but is also expensive!! A Medicare Update class for those already on Medicare will also be held. Check that web-site for more information on the Update Classes. Learn all the new things for 2024.

You can now apply for Retirement or Disability benefits, get a replacement Medicare card, request a benefit statement, and change your address online. Just go to www.socialsecurity.gov. It’s easy and secure.

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D plans begins Oct. 15th. You need to check out your options. The plan you have now may be changing fees, formularies and/or deductibles. December 8th will be too late to change. Don’t wait or take the chance that your plan will be “OK” next year! As some of you found out the hard way, prices & coverage do change from year to year. Doesn't cost anything to check it out!

As you can see, time marches on. Things change, programs change, people change, but the Center is here for you to help you enjoy your senior years! Call if you have any questions. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Have a great September. Take time to smell the leaves burning, take a walk, & enjoy the beautiful weather. Be safe!

The deadline for filing PA RENT & TAX REBATE Forms has been extended to December 31st. Call and make an appointment if you need help. Form booklets are available here.

Stay cool and have a great August!



Fall has finally fallen! The corn in the fields is totally brown – dried and ready to harvest. Extended summer weather is pleasant with warm days and cool evenings.

If you haven’t used all your Farmer’s Market Vouchers, now is a great time to purchase pumpkins or apples for pies. If you try a new recipe and need a taste tester, I’m sure we can find someone here to help you!!

Beginning October 16th we will be able to enroll you in a new plan if you so desire. When you come in be sure to bring a complete list of all your current medications, strengths and dosage as they may have changed since last year. If you have a “My Medicare” account, bring your account ID & Password. Call early to set your appointment. Open enrollment is from October 15th to December 7th. After December 7th it will be too late to make any changes for 2024. Don’t procrastinate! Be sure to attend a Medicare 101 information session. The next one offered here will be on Monday, December 11th at 12:45pm. Virtual classes are still being offered through the Chester County Library System. Be informed!!

There will be individual meetings sponsored by the various insurance companies in our area - Keystone 65, Humana, and Aetna. Make yourself available to all these informational meetings to be held. You will receive mailings with dates & times. There will also be opportunities to hear about changes in Medicare and Health Insurance. This information may be helpful to you if you are dissatisfied with your current carrier. If you are satisfied with your provider, I will be glad to assist you in filling out your renewal forms. If you have any questions, be sure to call to set an appointment. No question is too dumb or insignificant. It is not necessary to renew Supplement Plans. Our Medicare Update class will be on Monday, October 2nd at 12:45pm.

When coming in for any appointment, be sure to bring everything you have received concerning your need. I’d rather you bring too much than have to send you home for more information.

There is still time to file your Tax/Rent Rebate Forms. Tax receipts MUST BE HAND STAMPED PAID. Those of you who have filed recently should begin receiving your checks. See page 9 for information.

Now that Fall is here, don’t wait until the last minute to prepare for winter. Start stocking up on batteries and small cans of food items that don’t need to be heated such as prepared mini-meals — tuna salad, chicken salad, etc. Buying one can a week will give you a good supply by Dec/Jan in time for the first snow storms. Have a great month!




Chester County Food 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.




Commodity Supplemental Food Program

What do you need to know to be eligible?

  • If you are 60 years of age or older.
  • If your total household income is below 130%.
    • Household 1 person: Monthly income $1,580
    • Household 2 people: Monthly income $2,187

What will you receive in the food box

  • FRUITS & JUICES: 1 juice & 3 fruits or 1 juice, 2 fruits, 1 raisin
  • VEGETABLES: 6-8 vegetables & dehydrated potatoes
  • CHEESE: 2-pound block
  • MILK: 2 UHT milk –32 oz each
  • MEAT, POULTRY & FISH: 1 beef or 1 chili & 1 poultry or fish
  • PLANT-BASED PROTEIN: 3 peanut butter, canned beans, dry beans, or lentils
  • CEREALS: 2 dry, farina, rolled oats or grits
  • PASTA & RICE: 2 pasta or white/brown rice

For more information and qualifications for either/both programs


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.




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