Reference Booksin 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.
Pennsylvania Senior Centers
paseniorcenters.org provides contact information regarding senior centers in Berks County. www.paseniorcenters.org/community/county/berks.htm
Information and Referral
Medline Plus (health information)
United Way of Berks County
Berks Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Better Business Bureau (consumer protection)
Barta Bus Transportation
The Lutheran Home at Topton
Mental Health Association of Reading and Berks County
National Shut-in Visitation Society
PACE & PACENET Programs
Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped