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 without compromising their independence. Through advocacy, education and referrals, we develop aging-confident individuals to enhance their ability to live well later in life.

Learn more about Berks Encore from GRCA Innovation + Community Initiative  


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

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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.


Confused about Medicare?

Our trained counselors help Medicare clients review their policies, enroll for services, and assist in resolving billing problems.

Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI) offers free Medicare counseling to older Pennsylvanians. PA MEDI Counselors are specially trained to answer your questions and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. PA MEDI Counselors do not sell Medicare products but rather offer current, unbiased Medicare education to help you make the most informed choice about the Medicare options available to you.


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 conjunction with the PA Dept. of Aging and the Berks County Area Agency on Aging. For more information, call Kathy Roberts at 484-388-3196.


More than 822 volunteers dedicated over 50,000 hours to support the programs of Berks Encore last year.

Our volunteers are truly unsung heroes. Volunteers provide a variety of senior services including packing and delivering meals, grocery shopping, friendly visits & phone calls, 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.

Right now, we have an immediate need for help to deliver Meals on Wheels – especially from our Reading Center, Mifflin Center and Douglassville Center. We want to ensure that seniors in Berks County get the help they need! If you can provide 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.


We know aging can be difficult to navigate. Berks Encore Care+ is here to help. Whether you are a family caregiver or tackling issues on your own, Berks Encore Care+ can provide a road map to help you find the resources you need.

Berks Encore Care+ is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults. At Berks Encore Care+, Care Managers 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 from work for family caregivers.


With six centers located in and around Berks County, Berks Encore is always within your reach.

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Berks Encore Wellness & Activity Centers are in Douglassville, Fleetwood, Mifflin, Reading, Strausstown, and Wernersville PA. Our centers offer congregate lunch and a wide variety of activities, events and classes focusing on wellness. We offer both in-person and virtual exercise classes. Contact any of our center managers and they will help you connect with us for online exercise classes. Learn more about current activities, events, and menus at each of our centers on the Center Activities pages.


Trusted by our community...

I love to go and meet people and run into people I know. I also love to chat, socialize and see what is going on.

Wendy Strupp
Reviewing Berks Encore, Fleetwood PA

I was very pleased with how spacious and clean the area is. They have many activities and an exercise room. It is friendly and a great place for seniors.

Margie Davis
Reviewing Berks Encore, Fleetwood PA

Excellent place to make friends.

Carl Milito
Reviewing Berks Encore

Lots of activities to do here each weekday for the 50+ demographic

Vicki Henry
Reviewing Berks Encore

Friendly lot of help for seniors.

Shari Mcmurren
Reviewing Berks Encore

Very good place for us old heads to hang out of harm’s way.

Cornell Wilson
Reviewing Berks Encore

Friendly staff. Answered all my questions.

Patricia Baumener
Reviewing Berks Encore

This is a great place for seniors to enjoy food, friendship, recreation, and information programs. Participate in activities as little or as much as you like. I go for conversation, a lunch meal, and to read the newspaper. Others focus on senior fitness, bingo, or what ever.

Gordon Diem
Reviewing Berks Encore, Mifflin PA

Good place for yoga, zumba and other exercises for seniors.

Griselda Robles
Reviewing Berks Encore

Great senior center with classes like Tai Chi

Beckie Capoferri
Reviewing Berks Encore, Mifflin PA

Great staff. Very helpful.

Frank Wasik
Reviewing Berks Encore

Drivers are great and go out of their way to deliver meals.

Mark Phillips
Reviewing Berks Encore

The lady who helped my wife and I with our Medicare plan was awesome! She got us better coverage and cheaper prescriptions!

Michael Peters
Reviewing Berks Encore

Awesome caring place that helps others in need.

Alan Dickerson
Reviewing Berks Encore

Friendly staff, interesting people, many free services & information, tons of free & nearly free activities for the senior community.

Désirée Bedeau
Reviewing Berks Encore

I went with a friend to paint scarves. My first time in, and had such a nice time. It’s a nice large area and the people are very nice

Ellen Maslar
Reviewing Berks Encore, Fleetwood PA

This is a great organization for people over 55. Meals on Wheels are so welcome. THANKS!

Bev Munsing
Reviewing Berks Encore

Very helpful people!!!

Heather Huber
Reviewing Berks Encore

Very helpful and friendly!

Anne Allshouse
Reviewing Berks Encore, Mifflin PA

Great organization helping elderly people.

Kenneth Boldt
Reviewing Berks Encore

I think it’s important for seniors to have a place to go and chat and feel relevant. If you know an older person who seems like they want to stay shut in, suggest a visit to one of the local centers. They have activities every day and they serve a hot meal. Loneliness is hard enough, this can really be a lifeline. I pack the food in the kitchen one day a week. You’d be surprised how many volunteers it takes to coordinate this on a daily basis. Some days our Center feeds 175 people in the local area. That doesn’t include those folks that eat on site or take out. Berks Encore is always looking for new volunteers! Like you!

Tracy Christmann
Reviewing Berks Encore, Mifflin PA

Great place, good people.

Samuel Croney
Reviewing Berks Encore

They do a ton of good things for Seniors.

Denny McConnell
Reviewing Berks Encore

Rosa made understanding Medicare easier – if that’s possible.

Harry Morrow

Nice and clean. Friendly staff.

Sunday Daunce
Reviewing Berks Encore

The volunteers make it happen.

Lori K.
Reviewing Berks Encore

They do s great job helping out seniors and they assisted me with opportunities to help my dad.

Coretta D.
Reviewing Berks Encore

Very professional way!

Mildie Ponce
Reviewing Berks Encore


How can we help you today?

Get in touch with a center or our main office. For general comments, questions or concerns, please fill out our handy contact form.

To view center specific contact information please visit our Center Activities page.

You can also select a center in the form and it will reach the correct representative to help you!