One more year…

Through the generosity of people like you, Berks Encore’s programs and services have helped thousands of Berks County’s older adults.

One more year. That’s what our donors provided Barbara and her family. One more year of birthdays, holiday celebrations and graduations. One more year to create new cherished memories. Learn what that year truly meant to her family and then view Barbara’s original interview.


“As our parents age, we want to be able to be there to take care of everything. Obviously there are times we can’t be,and that’s when programs like Berks Encore are a godsend. Our family is eternally grateful for the services the Berks Encore staff and volunteers provided to our mother when she was ill. We are especially thankful to Patty and her driver for being there at just the right moment, for going beyond what they were there to do, and for recognizing the severity of mom’s situation. Thanks to their quick thinking and actions, we were able to have several additional months with mom, and to fill those moments with love and memories. On behalf of the entire Ciabattoni Family, we thank you.”
Watch Barbara tell her story.