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606 E. Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
Services Available to You
Financial and legal advice, assistance with taxes and rebates, Medicare and healthcare options, access to other agencies and government services.
Free Income Tax Services
GHNPSS is proud to offer this free service by IRS-trained AARP volunteers during the tax filing season. This trusted and reliable service is offered to low- and moderate-income households, generally under $57,000 in annual income. Members of GHNPSS at either site will be given priority in scheduling an appointment during the first week they are offered.
AARP Driving Courses
*All classes are suspended through August 2021. Please check back for updates.
Instructor: Judy Pfander
Created by AARP, these courses provide information to help you drive violation and crash-free. This is a classroom course, so there is no driving or other testing involved. Check our CALENDAR for upcoming classes.
$15 AARP Members, $20 Non-member
Checks made out to AARP Register by calling 215-362-7432. Please bring AARP membership card with you.
APPRISE Medicare Counseling
Medicare counseling is offered free by state-trained APPRISE counselors. These volunteers offer invaluable assistance to seniors trying to understand their health insurance options. They will answer your questions about Medicare benefits, Medigap insurance and Medicaid. Call 215-362-1076 to request assistance. A counselor will call you back.
You may be eligible for benefits that you are not currently receiving! Come in for a quick screening to determine if you may be eligible. Don’t leave money on the table that could help you. Call today for an appointment to find out.
Farmers' Market Vouchers
The Farmers’ Market Voucher Program for this year will be handled by mail. The application can be downloaded from our website here or requested from either Center. Please review the Basic Rules of the program also found HERE. Complete your application (CLICK HERE) and mail it back to the Center. Once it has been received and approved, your vouchers will be mailed to you, starting in June. Vouchers are now $6 each; each person who qualifies is entitled to one set of vouchers totaling $24 to be used at a participating farm stand. Please check with your favorite farm stand to learn its hours of operation. To search the farmers market and farm stand database online, visit www.pafmnp.org.
Attorney Jack Dooley provides free legal consultations. Schedule an appointment at the office window.
Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) accepts applications each year between November 1 and April 9 or until all the funds are distributed. Eligible low-income households will receive a grant applied directly to their account with their heat supplier—oil, gas or electric. The proposed income guidelines for 2020-21 for homeowners and renters are as follows:
Household Size Maximum Annual Income
Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us or pick up an application at The PEAK Center.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate
Property Tax and Rent Rebate paper applications for the 2020 tax year will be available by early February. New for 2021: you can apply online for this rebate at the PA Dept. of Revenue’s myPATH portal by CLICKING HERE. If you qualify, you can receive a rebate up to $650. You must have been 65 by December 31, 2020, with a maximum household income of $35,000 for a homeowner and $15,000 for a renter. Widows and widowers age 50 or older and people with disabilities over 18 may also qualify. In computing income, only 50% of Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits are counted. The application deadline is June 30, 2021.
The North Penn School District is also offering a tax rebate to its homeowners and renters, but they must have first qualified for the PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate for 2019. Once you receive the state's rebate for 2019, you can apply to the school district for their additional rebate through 6/30/2021. The application is available to download at the link below. Learn more, get an application, and get help from the Social Services Coordinator at either Encore Experiences or The PEAK Center.
Free shared ride service to The PEAK Center is available if you are age 65 or older. Rides must be booked at least one day in advance by calling The PEAK Center by 11:00 AM. Inquire at the office window for TransNet registration information. To cancel a Transnet ride, please call TransNet directly at 215-542-7433. If you are calling after hours, please follow the prompts to reach Mid-County Transportation.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The CSFP is a USDA Food Program that is designed to improve the health and nutrition of senior citizens. You must be at least 60 years of age and your total household income must be at or below the following (Updated 3/2021):
Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly Income
1 $16,744 $1,396 $322
2 $22,646 $1,888 $436
To register for this program, please see Carol and bring with you:
The monthly CSFP Food Package contains: 4 vegetables, 2 juices, 2 fruits, 1 protein, 2 cereals, 1 protein alternate, milk product, carbohydrate, and 2 lbs. cheese.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2019
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
Please call 215-362-7432 for more information on these services or to schedule your appointment.
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