Older Adults

UNC offers diverse and holistic programs and services to older adults and their families through our Community Health and Aging Department. With a focus on health and wellness, our services aim to help older adults age well and independently.

In partnership with the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging, UNC offers educational, fitness, social, and recreational activities through Healthy Aging Campuses throughout Lackawanna County. These include the Oppenheim Healthy Aging Campus in West Scranton, the Fallbrook Healthy Aging Campus in Carbondale, and the Mid Valley Satellite Campus. UNC also provides the Family Support Network to families who live outside the area who are caring for an older loved one in Lackawanna County. For more information about these programs, see below.



Family Support Network

It can be challenging to care for and monitor a loved one as they age from a distance. We recognize that many seniors—though loved and supported by family members—often live far away from friends and relatives. We want to help those concerned members of the senior’s support network by being local “eyes and ears.” For those family members who need some extra local support for their senior loved one, UNC offers the Family Support Network program. Long-distance family members can request that a health navigator at UNC check-in with their senior living in Lackawanna County, and link them to UNC’s wrap-around services and other community resources. UNC can provide services such as telephone social support, community recreation, mental health assessment and counseling, access to healthy food, access to transportation services, and assistance in securing level-of-care assessments to ensure the senior continues to live safely and independently. To request a check-in, please complete the online form by clicking the button below or call 570-346-6203 ext. 111.

Request Check-in


Healthy Aging Campuses

UNC’s Healthy Aging Campuses are part of the Lackawanna County Area on Aging’s network of Healthy Aging Campuses throughout Lackawanna County. The campuses offer a variety of in-person and virtual activities to promote lifelong learning and wellness as well as grab and go meals.

While social distancing guidelines remain in place, a limited number of people are allowed in the building each day. To attend, all participants must wear a mask, have their temperature taken before entry, answer a series of health screening questions, and follow other safety protocols as directed to ensure the safety of all. Reservations are required to attend and to receive grab and go meals. Please call the contact listed below under the campus you wish to attend or pick up meals from.

We invite you to check out the upcoming activities at the campuses below and join us!

Oppenheim Healthy Aging Campus

The Oppenheim Healthy Aging Campus is located at 1004 Jackson Street in West Scranton.

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:  8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday and Friday:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Additional hours for special programs, virtual activities, and fitness classes outside of regular operating hours are indicated on the activities calendar.
Transportation is available. Reservations for transportation must be made by the Wednesday of the week prior.
Daily grab and go lunch available with reservation. Meals must be reserved 24 hours in advance.

Contact: Amy Kazmierski (570) 961-1592


Fallbrook Healthy Aging Campus

The Fallbrook Healthy Aging Campus is located at 185 Fallbrook Street in Carbondale.

Hours
Monday through Friday:  8:30 am – 1:o0 pm
Additional hours for special programs, virtual activities, and fitness classes outside of regular operating hours are indicated on the activities calendar.
Transportation is available for individuals 65 and older through Shared Ride.
Daily grab and go lunch available with reservation. Meals must be reserved 24 hours in advance.

Contact: Nancy Brown (570) 580-9765


Mid Valley Satellite Campus

The Mid Valley Satellite Campus is located at 310 Church Street in Jessup.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Thursday: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Additional hours for special programs, virtual activities, and fitness classes outside of regular operating hours are indicated on the activities calendar.
Transportation is available. Reservations for transportation must be made by the Wednesday of the week prior.
Five frozen meals to-go are available weekly for pick-up on Mondays. Reservations for meals must be made by the Wednesday of the week prior.

Contact: Jodi Catania (570) 489-4415


Receive the Healthy Aging Campus monthly calendars by email.



For additional questions on services for older adults, please contact Sarah Bodnar at 570-346-6203, ext. 111.

These services are funded, in part, under a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners through the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.