Area Agency on Aging
Area Agency on Aging

Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging Mission Statement

The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging’s mission is to serve and protect older adults, act as a resource for families, and enhance opportunities for individuals to be empowered in areas of health and wellness, dignity and independence.

As the local representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the AAA implements various programs for older adults and the caregivers throughout Lackawanna County.

The AAA reflects a simple philosophy: to act as advocates for the aging and to serve, protect, enable and empower older adults and persons with disabilities through the provision and continuous improvement of home and community based services.

Request for Services
The Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging provides residents 60 years and older with care services in their home.  If you wish to inquire about services or apply, please complete the following application by clicking on the link.

 Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO)  
Elderly Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) ECHO Rental Application
Elderly Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) (Fillable) Echo Rental Application (Fillable)
Please complete both applications and return to:

Area Agency on Aging
123 Wyoming Ave., Floor 4
Scranton, PA 18503

Or email the application to
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Lackawanna County Area Agency On Aging Assisting With Rebate Forms

We will be doing rent rebates for the next few months. This program runs from approximately mid-February through the month of June. It has been extended to December every year for the past eight years but there is no guarantee of that, so it is good to get your application in the mail before the end of June.


Lackawanna County Aging Waiver Service Coordination Agencies

Service Coordination Agencies care-manage services for Aging Waiver participants. The Waiver Program offers individuals age 60 and older, a choice of community-based services as an alternative to Nursing Home placement.

To apply for the Aging Waiver program, call the Waiver Enrollment Agency, Maximus, at 1-877-550-4227 or fill out an online application at

LIFE Geisinger

LIFE Geisinger provides additional independence for older individuals and their caregivers.

Apprise office at the Voluntary Action Center

APPRISE is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvanians on Medicare. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging created APPRISE to help older Pennsylvanians understand their health insurance options under Medicare and make sound decisions about what is best for them.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP)

PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

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