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Programs for Adults & Older Adults

Chore Services

Maintaining one’s home can be difficult as we age or experience health issues. The Chore Services program assists residents who live alone and are elderly or have a disability, lack support from family or friends, and who do not otherwise qualify for assistance through other community programs. The Chore Services Program allows residents to receive help with heavy housekeeping chores through an income-based cost-sharing program.

Senior Community Centers

Senior Community Centers are a vibrant part of socialization for residents aged 60 and older at Reading Housing Authority. Senior Centers are provided in cooperation with the Berks County Area Agency on Aging and Centro Hispano of Reading and Berks County. At the centers, residents may enjoy a hot noontime meal, and diverse social and educational activities.

Center locations and hours are:
  • Kennedy Towers Community Room – Tuesday and Thursday 8 am to 1 pm
  • Glenside/Hensler Homes O’Pake Community Center, 880 Avenue A – Mondays 8 am to 1 pm
Senior Community Centers at RHA
Senior Community Centers at RHA
Senior Community Centers at RHA

Holiday Angel Tree Gift Program

In order to bring holiday cheer to older residents and residents with a disability, the Resident Services Department coordinates with the local Salvation Army to register and receive a gift for the December holidays. Applications are only accepted for households that do not include children. Registrations are completed in September, and gifts are distributed in December in each public housing community.

Holiday Angel Tree Gift Program at RHA
Holiday Angel Tree Gift Program at RHA
Holiday Angel Tree Gift Program at RHA
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