November is National Family Caregiver Month as well as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

    These two topics go hand in hand often as family’s who are dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s dementia or related cognitive disorder are thrust into a whirlwind of decision making, frustration, concern, fear, and often guilt for wishing things were different.

Family members can be our greatest helpers or our biggest obstacles!


    Tension can build quickly if one feels as though the responsibility for care is being unfairly distributed among siblings.  If you live Closest, you might feel as if the caring role has been imposed upon you. One sibling may have always been the meek another may have always been argumentative.  Long-held family roles can make this time difficult to navigate.  Where to find support:  

Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregiver Action Network

AARP connects family caregivers 

The Alzheimer’s Assoc. offers support

Pike County Area Agency on Aging has spots for caregivers and Older relatives as caregivers see our newsletter or call our office for more information.                                              

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Pike County Area Agency on Aging


If you would like to get out for Thanksgiving Dinner here are some local places who are sponsoring a

Thanksgiving dinner.

St Luke’s Church - 818 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 -A sit down full course Thanksgiving Day Meal 12 pm-2 pm Downstairs in the Church - Jacques Center. CALL FOR RESERVATIONS.    570-421-9097

Good Shepard Episcopal Church -110 West Catharine St. in Milford - (corner of 5th Street and W. Catharine St.)  Is having a sit-down Hot Thanksgiving Day meal, November 28th, 12 pm till 4 pm all are welcome!

American Legion #139 in Milford Route 2001 and Cliff Park Road in Milford.  ( helicopter on the property) Is having a sit-down Hot Thanksgiving meal  Saturday, November 23, at 12:30 pm.

St. Ann’s Church - 121 Richardson Ave, Shohola, PA   570-832-4275 – ALL WELCOME2:00 pm services in church then a full course Thanksgiving Meal directly after downstairs in Muligan Hall.

The Hawley United Methodist Church - 315 Church St. Hawley, PA - will be having a “HOT” dinner Thanksgiving Day November 28th open to the public 12 NOON to 2 pm.  CALL FOR RESERVATIONS - 570-226-3875 “Take Out Available”

St. Vincent de Paul Church 101 St. Vincent Drive Route 739, Dingman Township (Across from Ray-N-Charles) Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28, 2019- 2  pm- 4 pm

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Dinner Buffet will begin at 2:00 p.m.   CALL FOR RESERVATION -  Office (570) 686-4545 or

Magnolia Streamside Resort, 2518 Route 390 North, Canadensis -Will be serving a warm, inviting holiday meal on Tuesday, November 26th at 6:00 PM 

RSVP:  570-595-2489

Our Medicare counseling appointments to Compare

Part D Prescription Drug Plans  &/or Medicare Advantage plans

for 2020 are FILLED.

Please refer consumers to access Medicare assistance by:

  1. Calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hrs. a day/ 7 days a week            until December 7, 2019

  2. Or online by logging  into

Medicare Open Enrollment

October 15th - December 7th

What changes can I make?

  • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan.

  • Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare.

  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan.

  • Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

  • Switch from one Medicare drug plan to another Medicare drug plan.



The APPRISE Program offers "FREE" unbiased reviews of your coverage.  Schedule an appointment today  570-775-5550 ext. 1313 Limited appointments available at different locations, see newsletter for more details.


Christmas Party

Lackawaxen Senior Center

Lackawaxen Fire Dept.

Beisel Beck Rd & Rte 590

Lackawaxen, PA 18435

Friday, December 6th






Donation $3.50 requested 

Reservations required:  please call 570-775-5550


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Pike County Senior Centers


Blooming Grove Center

150 Pike County Blvd.

Lords Valley, PA 18428



fax: 570-775-5558

Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm


Dingmans Center

American Legion 851

107 Ball Park Rd.

Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328


Tuesday and Friday 9am -2pm 



Township Center

Lackawaxen Fire Department 

Beisel Beck Rd & Route 590

Lackawaxen, PA 18435


Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 2pm


Matamoras Eastern Pike Community  Center

for Aging Adults

Matamoras Fire House

506 Avenue Q

Matamoras, PA 18336


Wednesday & Friday 9am -2pm


Bushkill Center for

Active Adults

Saw Creek Estates

148 Cambridge Ct.

Bushkill, PA 18324


Wednesdays 9am - 2pm

Read the monthly Newsletter for more news.



Pike County Area Agency on Aging

150 Pike County Blvd.

Lords Valley, PA 18428



Fax: 570-775-5558


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Pike County Government

Matthew M. Osterberg, Chairman

Ronald Schmalzle, Vice Chairman

Steve Guccini, Commissioner