Berks Encore

 

 

BERKS ENCORE is a nonprofit leader of senior services in Berks County. The services provided by Berks Encore offer support for our community’s older adults and seniors without compromising their independence. Through advocacy, education and referrals, we develop aging-confident individuals to enhance their ability to live well later in life.
 

Introducing Berks Encore Care+

Berks Encore Care+ is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults. At Berks Encore Care+, our Aging Life Care Professionals™ work with you to provide answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance and assistance helps families take action and make decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love. This reduces worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.

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Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program provides more than just a nutritious meal – it can offer peace of mind.

In Pennsylvania, more than 1 in 4 seniors live alone, 8% live in poverty, and 30% live with a disability. Meals on Wheels can deliver a nutritious meal, a friendly visit and a safety check which can make all the difference for many at risk seniors who prefer to live in their own home.

If you or someone you know could benefit from home delivery of a daily meal and peace of mind a daily visitor can offer, please click here for eligibility requirements and information to register.

 

 

Volunteers

More than 1000 volunteers dedicated over 60,000 hours to support the programs of Berks Encore. Our volunteers are truly unsung heroes. Volunteers provide a variety of services including packing and delivering meals, grocery shopping, friendly visits, preparing taxes, preparing the monthly newsletter or other services at our centers, during events, and in our office. They are an essential part of bringing aging services to Berks County’s residents.

We need your help to ensure that seniors in Berks County get the help they need! If you can provide even as little as one hour a month, click here for the volunteer application or call Rita at 610-374-3195 ext. 225 to find out more.

 

Health & Wellness Education

Berks Encore offers evidence-based classes to help the county’s older adults focus on their personal wellness. Our trained educators help participants take charge of the management of disease and chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis, COPD, heart disease and others. All programs are offered in conjuction with the PA Dept of Aging and the Berks County Area Agency of Aging. Programs currently being offered and a link to exercise videos, click here. For more information, call Kathy Roberts at 610-374-3195 ext.230.

Center Activities

We are open!  The number of activities and number of participants are limited at each of our centers. To avoid disappointment, please make a reservation to participate in any of the activities.  Centers will reopen at Fleetwood, Mifflin, Reading, Strausstown & Wernersville. Birdsboro center will not reopen for activities but we do have some outdoor events planned. Check your center or click here for restrictions and guidelines for participating safely. We hope to see you soon! You can find updated  activities when you click here.