Confused About Retirement Benefits? We Can Help!

You just turned 65. Now What?

Knowing how to access and make the most of your retirement benefits is important. Berks Encore can help. We can help you learn the basics of Medicare and Social Security, how and when to enroll, how you can supplement your Medicare benefits, what Medicare coverage will cost and what financial assistance is available.

Monthly Programs have resumed for 2021 via Zoom.  Click here for the schedule and more information on how to access the presentation.   Please call 610-374-3195 ext. 208 for more information on how Berks Encore can help!


2021 Community Information Sessions

Our Berks Encore Care+ team is providing Zoom presentations with various experts in the community on issues that could impact your ability to live well as you age in place.

Tuesday April 20 @ 5:00 p.m. – 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 p.m. – Senior Housing Simplified – Choosing the Best Option for You and Your Family

Presented by April Crossley, Heart & Home Properties.


If You Have Questions – APPRISE is here!

Berks Encore’s APPRISE counselors are available for free, one-on-one appointments at any of our six centers. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program for Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Berks Encore’s APPRISE counselors are available to help you understand your Medicare benefits. These unbiased and friendly counselors will help you understand all of your options. Appointments are available year round. Call 610-374-3195, x208 or email to make your appointment.

Navigating the Medicare System

In this video, former Berks Encore VP of Community Based Aging Services, Dot Hartman joins Ann Barlet, Berks County Area Agency on Aging to discuss how to navigate the Medicare system on BCTV. Thanks to our friends at the Berks County Area Agency on Aging for underwriting this important four-part series on retirement planning.