Education

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To support the growing number of adult caretakers in our community, Berks Encore maintains a spirit of continuous education on the most important issues. In the past, this would have included a variety of guidance and counseling sessions, on-site education seminars and informative evening classes. During the pandemic we have had to eliminate some programs, move to computer or telephone counseling and will hold zoom meetings for other topics. Through everything we do, we always strive to assist and support all aging members of our community in a personal and professional way.

Berks Encore @ Work
This program has been suspended. We do offer support for individuals who are working and find themselves as the primary caregiver for an aging adult. Berks Encore Care+ Aging Life Care Managers can provide assistance by creating a personalized plan and then providing assistance in implementation if needed. The care managers from Berks Encore Care+ are available by calling  484-577-4243.

Berks Encore @ Nite
This monthly evening series has been cancelled due to COVID. Educational presentations are provided on Zoom by Berks Encore Care+ on topics designed to help older adults live well independently.

Tuesday April 20 @ 5:00 pm: Can You Use the Equity in Your Home to Enhance your Senior Years? presented by Pam Shenk, Senior VP, Residential Lending Manager, Tompkins VIST Bank.

Tuesday May 11 @ 4:30 pm: Senior Housing Simplified – Choosing the Best Option for You and Your Family. Presented by April Crossley, Heart & Home Properties. Many seniors wait too long to plan and end up in a health crisis, a property crisis and a housing crisis – all at once. Do not put off your Senior Housing plan any longer.

Call 484-577-4243 or email becareplus@berksencore.org to register for these zoom presentations or to get more information.

 

New to Medicare Sessions
We offer our participants free Medicare counseling through the APPRISE program. Currently we will do counseling over the phone, by computer or in one-on-one appointments in the office. Contact APPRISE counselors at 610-374-3195 ext. 209.

New Zoom classes can also help you understand the As, Bs, Cs & Ds of Medicare. Check out one of these programs on zoom. Call for the zoom link tom610-374-3195 ext. 208.

No matter your age, there’s always an opportunity to learn. Contact us for more information.