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Helpful Organizations in Philadelphia


AARP Information Center • 215-629-7445

AARP Grief Support • 1-866-797-2277

Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas • 215-426-1212

Beth Sholom Golden Years Resource Center
8231 Old York Rd., Elkins Park • 215-887-3625
— Driving classes, social and physical activities, speaker forum lunches.

Bureau of Charitable Organizations • 1-800-732-0999 (within PA)
— The Bureau of Charitable Organizations has deleveloped an online database so that potential donors can find out if organizations are registered and obtain basic financial information, including how much the charities spend on fundraising and administrative costs.

Cambodian American Senior Association • 215-218-0585

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) • 215-945-6900

The Coalition of Advocates for the Rights of the Infirm Elderly (CARIE) • 215-545-5728

Delaware Valley Health Care Coalition • 215-676-7940
— Association of union benefit funds created for the purpose of providing quality products at significant market discounts.

Easter Seal Society • 215-879-1000
— The Easter Seal Society provides programs & services for people with disabilities. Senior citizens may contact our Social Service Department for further information.

Epilepsy Foundation of S.E. Pennsylvania • 215-523-9180

Health Care Financing Administration • 215-861-4226
— Contact HCFA to report complaints directly, and to find out about local seminars, health fairs, and health plan choices.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia • 215-832-0500
— Through a network of affiliated agencies, the Federation helps to develop and maintain high-quality human services to individuals and families.

Korean Senior Citizens Association of Greater Philadelphia • 215-457-6310

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Eastern PA Chapter • 800-482-CURE

LIHEAP • 800-692-7462
— Federally funded energy assistance.

Medical Society of Eastern PA • 215-569-9924

National Medicare Hotline • 800-638-6933

Ombudsman Program • 215-545-5724

PA Chinese Senior Citizen Association • 215 592-9072

Rescue Relief for Senior Citizens • 215-426-1977

United Way of Southeastern PA • 215-665-2500
— These programs help the elderly remain independent in their own homes and neighborhoods through nutrition, social activities, quality healthcare and other services.

Urban League of Philadelphia • 215-451-5005
— The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

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