Assistance and Senior Discounts


Depending on your income, you may be eligible for a complimentary membership through AARP. National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) is also part of AARP!

Call AARP to find out if this applies to you at 800-566-0242.

A recent article on where you can find a large variety of senior discounts:

Other AARP-related materials:

Family Caregiver Resources for Pennsylvania

Caregiving Resources & Solutions

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Driver Safety:
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Tax-Aide Program:

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Administration on Aging (AOA)



ADT provides discounts and specials to retirees that change periodically.


America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Lifetime Senior Pass

American the Beautiful passes provide entrance or access to more than 2,000 Federal recreation sites.

The Senior and Access Passes may also provide a discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees such as camping. (Please contact a site directly if you have a question about pass acceptance and fees).

The passes are valid at more than 2,000 Federal recreation sites where Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee(s) (Day use fees) are charged by the following agencies: provides a detailed guide that addresses common challenges in cancer care, provides information about various senior care options, and offers valuable advice for choosing the right care approach.


Cell Phone Discounts

Consumer Cellular has senior phones and plans to fit your income as well as extra discounts for AARP members. Call: 877-320-3486

  • AT&T – Senior Discounts/Lifeline/Prepaid

AT&T has a variety of plans to fit your financial needs. “Lifeline” is designated for low-income individuals. There are also AARP discounts available. Call, visit their website or visit your local store.

General: 800-331-0500, Lifeline: 800-377-9450, Prepaid: 800-901-9878

Offers seniors 55 and up an array of discounted phone plans. You can call, visit their website, or visit a local store. Call: 1-800-T-MOBILE

  • Verizon Wireless

Please call or visit your local Verizon wireless store for potential discounts. Call: 1-800-922-0204

  • Informative article on Cell Phones Guide for Seniors:  seniors/#scrollto_types_of_cell_phone_plans_for_seniors_section


Alzheimer’s Association

24/7 Helpline information has a Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide that presents seniors with information on assisted living costs and using Medicaid to cover any of those costs. There is a list of assisted living facilities available in Pennsylvania at the bottom of the page.

How to Apply for SSI in Pennsylvania

There are several ways to apply for SSI in Pennsylvania, including:

In-Home Care in Pennsylvania


Free Healthcare Clinic

The Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania (FCAP) provides a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, and/or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individuals. Use the link to search for a clinic near you. (There is not a general phone number to call).


Housing Resources for Seniors

If you need advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues, or reverse mortgages, contact HUD. HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low-cost advice. Search online for a housing counseling agency near you, or call HUD’s interactive voice system at:

HUD: 800-569-4287

Foreclosure assistance: 888-995-4673


Legal Assistance Program

Legal Assistance for PA Seniors

The Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Helpline is a toll-free, state-wide, legal information, advice, and referral service for Pennsylvanians aged 60 years and older.  The helpline is administered by the SeniorLAW Center in Philadelphia. For more information, visit or email


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction).

The Pennsylvania LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:

  • Bill payment
  • Energy crisis
  • Weatherization and energy-related home

There are two ways to apply for LIHEAP:


Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)

MATP, provides transportation to medical appointments for Medical Assistance recipients who do not have transportation available to them. The individual’s county of residence will provide the type of transportation that is the least expensive while still meeting their needs.




Medicare Plans Resource for Assisted Living and Long-Term Care


National Council on Aging Benefits Check-Up



How to Apply for SNAP:

Download an application using the link below, complete, and return it to your county assistance office:

If you need help completing the application or need more information about benefits, trained county assistance office staff can help you in person or call 800-692-7462.

Meals on Wheels is a way to provide Senior’s meals, who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Payment depends on individual circumstances. Call: 1-888-998-6325

Call or use the link below to find your local food bank for free groceries. Call: 800-771-2303

  • Senior Days

Check with your local grocery store for senior discount days.


PA Attorney General Office

Senior Assistance Helpline, at 1-866-623-2137, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

Senior Protection UnitPerson, or someone they trust, can fill out a complaint form and submit it online or it can be printed and mailed.

US Consumer Protection Agency office in PA Attorney General Office:


1-888-520-6680 (Home Improvement)

There are links to regional offices on the website, as well as links to the Utility Commission and other governmental agencies governing insurance, banking, and financial services, etc.


PA Department of Aging 

555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17101-1919  or  or  (717) 783-1550

Area Agencies on Aging

 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a source for aging services in the community. AAA provides information about services and assists in obtaining access to those services. Pennsylvania has 52 Area Agencies on Aging that cover all 67 counties.

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging

Adult Day Centers

Adult Day Centers (ADC) provide social, recreational, and health services for older Pennsylvanians. This is a great resource for families and caregivers who work and are unable to assist during work hours.

Contact your local Adult Day Center

Help at Home (OPTIONS)

Help at Home, which is more commonly referred to as the OPTIONS program, provides assistance to Pennsylvania residents, age 60 and older who would like to stay in their home.

Click HERE for more information.

Senior Community Centers

Senior Community Centers offer meals, recreation, health and wellness programs, and a variety of other services for older Pennsylvanians. There are over 500 Senior Community Centers throughout Pennsylvania.

Contact your local Senior Community Center

Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources

The Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources connects consumers to the full range of services to help meet their needs.

Contact the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources by calling 1-800- 753-8827.


PA Power Switch

Don’t forget that you can shop for your electric supplier. It’s an easy way to save money. Choosing a fixed rate is the safest way to avoid unexpected price jumps. Use this link:

Enter your zip code, select your distributor (who sends your bill), click on “Fixed Rate Results,” check the boxes on the left that apply (such as fixed rate, no cancellation, and no monthly fees) and sort lowest to highest price. Review the options, select a supplier, sign up via the link or call the number provided.

Once the rate has been termed, you will receive notification, which you can repeat the steps above.


PA State Employees Credit Union (PSECU)


PA Unclaimed Property


PennDOT Mature Driver Programs

PennDOT offers Mature Driver Programs to senior drivers in Pennsylvania who are 55 and older. After completing a Basic Mature Driver Improvement Course, senior drivers are eligible to receive a 5 percent discount on their vehicle insurance



This program is open to anyone, whether you’re an AARP member or not – but AARP members receive additional benefits, including deeper discounts on medications, home delivery, coverage for your dependents, and more. If your pharmacy is unable or unwilling to process your discount, please have the pharmacist call 1-877-422-7718.

Good Rx provides a discount of up to 80% off prescriptions without an insurance plan. Call: 855-268-2822

    • Order a GoodRx card by calling or ordering online. Present your card at the pharmacy to receive the same discount each visit.
    • For the most current discount, go to the GoodRx website, enter your prescription, and the pharmacy you will pick up. Print the coupon or show the pharmacist the coupon from your phone.
  • ScriptSave WellRx

ScriptSave WellRx provides discounts up to 80% off your prescriptions without an insurance plan. Call: 1-800-407-8156

    • Call or use the website to order a card. You will receive the same discount each time.
    • Search for your price using the name of the prescription and the location where you will pick it up.

Prescription Assistance

National Council on Aging Benefits Checkup (202) 479-1200

Lily Patient Assistance Program (877) 795-4559

Merek Patient Assistance Program (800) 727-5400

Novartis Medicare Drug Plan Assistance Line (800) 620-3292

PACE Plus Medicare (717) 787-7313

PA Patient Assistance Program Clearinghouse (PA PAP) (800) 955-0989

Pfizer RX Pathways (866) 706-2400

Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged & Disabled (PAAD) (800) 792-9745


Senior Advice

A list of top Home Care agencies in Pennsylvania.

Living Independence for the Elderly

LIFE is a managed care program for Pennsylvania residents aged 55 and up that provides a comprehensive package of free support services. LIFE volunteers can provide light housekeeping, meal delivery and assistance bathing or dressing. Free transportation is available to medical appointments or a local LIFE center. Medical services offered at a LIFE center may include primary care, optometry, physical therapy and dental work. Seniors are assigned a LIFE care team that ensures health and social needs are being met. To receive free services, seniors need to meet specific financial eligibility criteria.

Contact Information

Seniors interested in services can apply for the LIFE program nearest to them. For questions about the program, call 1 (844) 824-3655.


Senior Centers

Centers offer social activities, informative programs, arts, exercise, and other special events which are unique to individual centers.

  • Free to attend the center and activities funded by the Area Agency on Aging.
  • Contributions or fees may be requested for some activities or special classes.
  • Come whenever you want, no minimum attendance is required.

Visit the website to find a center near you!


Social Security Administration


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United Way

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation


Utility Assistance Programs