Berks Encore Gives Back with Meals on Wheels and so Much More!
At Berks Encore, we are here to help seniors and their family caregivers navigate the services available. Most people know us for Meals on Wheels. We provide a nutritious meal to almost seven hundred homebound seniors five days a week. When the volunteer delivers that meal, they are also making a safety check on the senior. The volunteer may be the only person that the senior will see in a day. We are here to make sure they are fed, safe, and can live independently as long as they choose. We also offer a Grocery Shopping Program which matches a volunteer to a client who can’t get out to do their own grocery shopping.
Berks Encore operates six Wellness and Activity Centers located in Douglassville, Fleetwood, Reading, Shillington, Strausstown, and Wernersville. Our centers offer opportunities for seniors to socialize, be entertained, exercise, and learn new things. We offer Health & Wellness programs at our centers and at locations across the community to help manage Diabetes, Arthritis, and other chronic conditions. Other popular courses include fall prevention and strength and balance classes. Our PA-MEDI counselors are trained to help you understand your options with Medicare and Social Security benefits. You can schedule a personal appointment or join a zoom class, offered in English or Spanish.
Berks Encore Care+ offers help to family caregivers or older adults when situations arise, and you don’t know where to turn. Our care managers can provide an assessment and a plan of action for you to take. Bilingual team members are available to make communicating with us easier.
Volunteer opportunities are always available. Call today at 610-374-3195 or visit berksencore.org.