It can be challenging to navigate all the many supportive service options available to older adults. Information and Assistance Services provides accurate information and helpful linkages to many programs and services.
Eastern Area Adult Services has a certified Aging and Disability Information Specialist, Jan McDowell, stationed at the Turtle Creek Senior Center. Information and assistance is offered by walk in, by appointment, by telephone at 412-824-9660, or by email.
The Center utilizes the Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) data base to research up to date resources. The most common requests for information are transportation, home delivered meals, rent/property rebates, and legal services.
Service organizations frequently make presentations at the Centers to provide information to the participants—check our calendar of our website for upcoming programs. Recent presentation topics have included accessing food stamps, veterans’ benefits, and disaster preparedness. Brochures and pamphlets are available for the public on community resources.