williamsport elderly apartments

williamsport, Pa

Williamsport Elderly is an eleven- story building located in the city of Williamsport.
Williamsport is considered a river city as the Susquehanna River is surrounded by Williamsport and South Williamsport.
Williamsport began as a logging community and is home to the Little League World Series and we have our annual Grand Slam Parade.
The mayor of Williamsport is Derek Slaughter who was previously a teacher for the Williamsport School District. 
Our site is located just two short blocks away from the fire department, one block from our county assistance office, a few blocks away from Williamsport Hospital, our state representative’s office (Jamie Flick) is located just a mile or so away from our site.
Our partners are mostly located within a couple miles of our site which makes programming consistent (not many issues with travel and weather). 
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Programs

Existing programs include weekly coffee hour, weekly bingo, weekly fitness, two monthly food distribution programs, monthly balance and stability screenings and blood pressure checks, monthly art projects, monthly birthday parties, monthly home-made meals, weekly meals on wheels.
We also engage residents with quarterly educational, health and wellness, and financial stability programs. There are extra programs included that are offered as needed and suggested by residents.
We have an active resident association that operates independently to provide resident comradery. Williamsport hosts annual events for residents such as our health fair, national night out, and the rent rebate assistance from the office of Jamie Flick. Case Management is offered daily to residents as needs such as rental assistance, benefits enrollment, or external referrals for various services. 

Partnerships

Existing partnerships include partners such as PA central food bank (two monthly food distribution programs), Agape Fellowship (rental assistance), Rite Aid (Flu Shots), YMCA (membership trial vouchers/silver sneakers), Albright Life (service provides that facilitate on site classes), Fox Rehab (balance and stability checks, blood pressure checks), Susquehanna home and health hospice (Blood and Pressure checks), Maneval Funeral Home (donate monthly birthday cakes for residents), Williamsport Fire Department (National Night Out and annual Fire Drills, frequent lift assists as needed), Office of the Aging (Referral support and service provider), Wegmans (monetary donation for Thanksgiving meal 2020), State Representatives Office (rent rebate assistance on site), Attorney General’s Office (Scam Prevention/Identity Theft), RVSPG (networking support).
There are many, many more partners involved in programming and support to our residents; these are the most frequent and recently partnerships involved in programming.

Special Events

Special events to date include our Thanksgiving Meal served to over 50 residents and our upcoming Christmas Dinner that will serve close to 60 residents. Our Christmas dinner will include raffle prizes and holiday music.
We have had 0 cases of COVID to date due to following the 3W’s- wearing our masks, washing our hands, and watching our distancing.
We are having a door decoration contest that will be judged and rewarded by our sponsoring partner Albright Life. This event has already started lifting the spirits of residents here at Williamsport Elderly.

Our Impact

Williamsport Elderly serves approximately 80 residents with food distribution every month. Case Management services and referrals assist residents with benefits that assist them with living on a fixed income. Residents also receive supports that provides independence to age in place. Residents are offered opportunity to learn new skills in technology and art as well has opportunities to exercise their bodies as well as their minds. Residents have opportunities to socialize and interact with each other which creates a healthy environment for all who live here.

Our Partners

Williamsport Fire Department

Office of the Aging

State Representatives Office

Attorney General’s Office

RVSPG

And many more!

Join our partners in supporting us

Send our residents on a Bingo Cruise! 

 
Williamsport Elderly is a community of fun-loving residents who are interested in new experiences. We are looking to provide a quality, community engagement opportunity after a long year and a half of near-isolation. The Hiawatha Bingo Cruise would get our crew out and about with opportunities to meet and mingle with other cruise members while enjoying the beauty of surrounding Lycoming County. The Hiawatha Bingo Cruise includes a 2 hour cruise along the Susquehanna River and up to 10 games of bingo/3 boards per game. After the cruise, the residents of Williamsport Edlerly will enjoy a catered park picnic with food from local, minority-owned business Crown Chicken. 
 
Our goal is to raise $1100 to cover the cost of the Hiawatha Bingo Cruise and catered park picnic for up to 30 residents. Your support will provide an experience they would otherwise be unable to afford. Thank you for your gift towards our efforts to enhance the quality of community engagement for the residents of Williamsport Elderly. 
 
If you prefer to send a check, please do so to Better Tomorrows c/o Elizabeth Beil 2 Aquarium Loop Drive, Camden, NJ 08103. Questions may be directed to Karen Mello at 570-322-2265 or Elizabeth Beil at 856-452-0219. 

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