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Reference Books

in your library can give you authoritative dependable information quickly. Your local library keeps on hand medical and pharmaceutical handbooks, consumer buying guides, subject-specific encyclopedias, atlases and many more information-at-your-fingertips materials. Reference books cannot be checked out of the library, so they are always there for you to use. Ask your librarian for help; that is what librarians like to do most.


Berks County Office of Aging

The Government of Berks County Office of Aging is the best place to look for resources regarding senior citizens.

The mission of the Berks County Office of Aging is to provide quality services to all clients, based on their needs, in a responsible and efficient manner; to treat all persons with dignity and respect; to promote client self-determination; and to advocate for clients' rights. It is our goal to continuously improve both level and scope of services for older adults in our community, guided by the philosophy that such services are meant to assist individuals in achieving and maintaining the highest possible level of independence.
Berks County Services Center, 633 Court Street, 8th Floor, Reading PA 19601-4303
Phone: 610-478-6500 • Fax: 610-478-6886
Open: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Emergency Service: 24 Hours (Case By Case Basis)

Pennsylvania Senior Centers provides contact information regarding senior centers in Berks County.

Information and Referral

601 E Street N.W., Washington DC 20049
Toll-Free Nationwide: 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277)

Berks Encore
Fitness activities, seminars & classes, tax preparation assistance, meals-on-wheels, referrals to other agencies.
40 North Ninth Street, Reading PA 19601

The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare. (Also Berks Encore offers free consultations.)

Medline Plus (health information)

United Way of Berks County
501 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601


Alzheimer's Association
399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia PA 19103
1-800-272-3900 - Toll Free

Berks Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
2045 Centre Avenue, Reading PA 19605

Better Business Bureau (consumer protection)
528 North New Street, Bethlehem PA 18018

Barta Bus Transportation
Free all day, every day to thos 65+.

The Lutheran Home at Topton
1 South Home Avenue, Topton PA 19562

40 North Ninth Street, Reading PA 19601

Mental Health Association of Reading and Berks County
122 West Lancaster Avenue #207, Shillington PA 19607

National Shut-in Visitation Society
237 Franklin Street, Reading PA 19602

Prescription payment assistance for low income individuals who are 65 and older.

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
555 Gettysburg Pike, Suite A300, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Talking Books

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.