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The Lackawanna County Department of Human Services administers services and engages with the older adult constituents of Lackawanna County through the Area Agency on Aging.  This branch of the Human Services Department was established in 1966 to provide critical services, assessments, and protections to the residents of our community in response to the Older Americans Act of 1965.  The Act continues, through its most recent reauthorization in 2020, to serve as the foundation of our mandate. 

Free Tax Preparation

The VITA Tax Program is now accepting appointments (first date available is Friday, February 4th).

This FREE service is for senior citizens and households under $57,000 in Northeastern Pennsylvania will run from February 4th to April 7th.

To book your appointment, call 2-1-1 or follow the link below!

Elder Cottage Program

The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging has received a grant from the PA Department of Aging for the Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) program. Qualifying residents will be able to rent a small, transportable home that can be temporarily placed on the property of a family member or other host. At this time, we are looking for two applicants for this new program!

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