Free Thanksgiving Dinners

PA211 has compiled a list of FREE Thanksgiving meals throughout PA. Visit their list here and sort by your location to find one near you, or dial 211 on your phone for assistance.

Extraordinary Give 2018!

This November 16th go the EXTRA mile for the Disability Empowerment Center. For 24 hours, you can give extra to support the Disability Empowerment Center! Donate online and your gift will be stretched by the #ExtraGive pool of a half million dollars! Because when we give extra, extraordinary things happen! DONATE HERE ON 11/16

You’re Invited: DEC the Halls and Silent Auction!

YOU ARE INVITED! TO OUR ANNUAL DEC THE HALLS EVENT! This year’s DEC the Halls will be held on Wednesday, December 5th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  We’ll have food and drinks, music and dancing and our ever-growing Silent Auction. Please note the new location! Emerald Foundation, 2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster PA 17601 (MAP) To RSVP, email Katrina at kstirn@decpa.org or … Read More

PA Veterans Registry

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The PA VETERANS REGISTRY is an online application that allows veterans, family members and veteran advocates to connect with the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to request information related to the valuable state benefits, programs and services they have earned. By connecting with DMVA, registrants can also opt-in to receive the weekly DMVA DIGEST, filled with valuable … Read More

Medicare Open Enrollment

Fall has arrived and soon the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period will also be here again. It begins October 15 and ends December 7. That is the time period when you have the opportunity to choose between original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan. If you do not know about Medicare Advantage Plans, then this is the time to learn what … Read More

Congrats to Janet Parker!

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Congratulations to Janet Parker for receiving a Professional Development Scholarship from the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center to attend the Deaf Anti-Violence Commission’s 2018 Conference.

10 Things to Know about Your New Medicare Cards

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Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards starting in April 2018. Here are 10 things to know about your new Medicare card: Mailing takes time: Your card may arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s. Destroy your old Medicare card: Once you get your new Medicare card, destroy your old Medicare card and start using your new card … Read More

Shoe Drive!

DEC is having a shoe drive!  Starting March 5th through May 5th, we will be collecting any gently worn, used and new shoes. You can drop them off at: the Disability Empowerment Center at 941 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601 For more information or other drop-off/mail options, visit our Shoe Drive website at http://ourshoedrive.com/disability-empowerment-center/

Free Thanksgiving Meals in Lancaster

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Looking for a location that is hosting a Free Thanksgiving meal in Lancaster County this year? If so, PA 211 East has compiled a list of these locations. lancaster-free-thanksgiving-meals or #Dial211 for information.

ExtraGive 2017 is coming!

This November 17th go the EXTRA mile for the Disability Empowerment Center. For 24 hours, you can give extra to support the Disability Empowerment Center! Donate online on that day and your gift will be stretched by the #ExtraGive pool of a half million dollars! And this year…..the Disability Empowerment Center has a matching donor! All donations (up to $5,000) … Read More