Area Agency on Aging

Governor Joshua Shapiro signed HB1100 into Law in August 2023, drastically expanding the program. The new law raises the maximum tax rebate from $650 to $1,000; further the income cap for renters and homeowners cap was raised to $45,000 annually, with an outyear tie to cost of living increases. Prior to the new legislation, the income cap for homeowners was $35,000 and $15,000 for renters. 

Beginning in mid-January 2024, the PA Department of Revenue will open the filing period for eligible applicants to submit applications on property taxes and rent paid in 2023. 

To learn more, we encourage you to visit the Dept. of Revenue's website at: Expansion to Program

The 20th Annual William J. Neff, Sr. Symposium  
on the Prevention of Crimes Against Older Adults

October 25, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bucks County Community College

Zlock Performing Arts Center

275 Swamp Rd.

Newtown, PA 18940

Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force logo

Presented by The Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force:

Bucks County District Attorney's Office, Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, 

Bucks County Office of Consumer Protection, USDOJ (U.S. Attorney’s Office), 

Bucks County Register of Wills, SeniorLAW Center, NOVA, C&N Bank, A Woman’s Place.

Click this link to Register

Space is limited; symposium availability is 300 attendees 
 and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Hours Eligibility: 

The following Contact Hours applications have been submitted for this symposium: - NAB Nursing Home Administration: 5.5 clock hours; - PA State Board of Social Workers Marriage & Family Therapists & Professional Counselors: 5.0 CEU's; 

 - This activity has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association 
 for approval to award contact hours.

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Earlier this year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania returned to following pre-pandemic guidelines for renewing Medicaid (also known as Medical Assistance) and has reached out to current beneficiaries urging individuals to submit the renewal forms and provide documentation to support their eligibility for Medicaid. Tips to keep your Medicaid Coverage:

  • Make sure your address and phone number are up to date with your Medicaid plan. Call the Customer Service Center to check: 1-877-395-8930. 
  • Check your mail for a renewal form, fill it out and return it. It is very important to complete your renewal form on time. You can also renew by logging on to COMPASS:
  • Complete the renewal even if you think you are no longer eligible. This may help you avoid a gap in coverage or care. 
  • If you receive notice that your Medicaid will end and feel it is not correct, file an appeal to prevent a gap in your Medicaid coverage. You may also reapply for Medicaid at any time. 

For more tips and information you, read more here:    Medicaid Changes

Video in honor of BCAAA's 50 years of service to the community.

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There is a new scam charging people $500 to renew their benefits now that the Public Health Emergency is ending. There is never a cost to apply for or renew Medical Assistance benefits.

HomeShare The Ivins Outreach Center, in partnership with the Bucks County Area Agency on Agency is very excited to announce a new program, HOME SHARE, that will be launched in Spring 2023. HOME SHARE an affordable housing choice that brings together a homeowner (provider) who has a room to spare and a person (seeker) who is looking for a place to live. The provider and seeker each have a private bedroom, but both have full use of the rest of the provider’s home. There are many benefits derived from such a housing strategy and there are many types of participants – for example, senior citizens, working professionals, students, individuals who cannot find affordable housing, single parents, or have reduced income because of Ivins House logoa loss of full-time work – or those who simply want to share their lives and home with others. If you are interested in learning more about Home Share, in sharing your home with another or seeking to share someone’s home, please contact the Ivins Outreach Center Home Share Counselor at 215-428-0500.

• The AAA offers a variety of programs to help older adults remain independent at home. These services may be available for those who qualify.

For more information, contact the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging at 267-880-5700, and ask for the Information and Referral Department.

Report Elder Abuse

To report elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation or abandonment, call our 24 hour hotline: 1-800-243-3767.

Get help from PA MEDI by calling 267-880-5700. Their highly trained counselors will help you to understand your benefits and provide you with free, unbiased information regarding plans for the upcoming year.

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