Voluntary Action Center of NEPA
829 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Contact: Terri Mandigo
Phone: 570-347-5616 x211
Agency Description: VAC is a non-profit umbrella organization dedicated to the concept of people helping people in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne and Pike Counties. Our mission, as our name implies, is rooted in "action". We exist both to help people and inspire others to do the same. From the very young, through programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters, to the very old, providing Medicare counseling for seniors, and every age in between, we connect people with the volunteers, programs, and services they need most. Among its programs: RSVP matches the skills, abilities and preferences of volunteers aged 55 and over with significant and rewarding volunteer positions within community agencies and organizations in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties. APPRISE provides information, counseling, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries seeking to make informed decisions about their insurance coverage. Drug and Alcohol through a partnership with the Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs, the Voluntary Action Center Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs conduct several prevention initiatives under the Partner for Success Grant including: Senior Alert Programs (Proper Medication Disposal); Medication Take Back Events, Evidence- Based Curriculum in School Districts/local community organizations; Community Education Series on Binge Drinking; Prescription Drug Abuse; The Process of Addiction and Addiction and Family; Veteran Initiatives; Speaking Engagements; Positive Youth Tour as well as collaborating with several agencies throughout Lackawanna County. PrimeTime Health provides information and encouragement to help adults 55 and over make choices to maintain or improve their health. TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) offers free tax assistance to Lackawanna County residents age 60 and over.
Willowbrook Place Senior Living
150 Edella Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Contact: Tammy Connor
Agency Description: Willowbrook Place Senior Living is nestled in the beautiful endless mountain region of northeastern Pennsylvania. We offer personal care, respite care and rehabilitation services. Our smoke-free community offers residents the highest quality of healthcare services. Our lovely dining room, tavern and patio resembles that of a five star hotel with semi-private rooms, private rooms and suites to accommodate our resident's needs. Willowbrook Place boasts an anytime dining program, two scheduled happy hours per week, free transportation for outings and doctor visits and an outstanding activities program. We are currently staffed with a full time RN, on call 24/7 and 2 staff LPNs, as well as a nursing staff of 15 aids, including 7 certified medication aids. We also have on-site physical, occupational and speech therapists.