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

Central PA’s Only FULLY ACCESSIBLE Haunted House!

The Disability Empowerment Center is so excited to announce: Central PA’s only FULLY Accessible Haunted House! Tuesday, October 24 at 12 PM – 6 PM All-Inclusive Effects for the visually impaired, hearing impaired and deaf! We’ll have a mad scientist room, bug room, and graveyard! 12 to 2 PM Sensory Sensitive Lights & sounds removed for anyone with sensory issues 2 to 6 PM … Read More

DEC ADA Picnic – July 21st!

Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the ADA! We’ll have: food music games TJ’s Ice Cream Truck with ice cream for everyone, and more! At Long’s Park Pavilion #2 – US-30 & Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 – look for the signs to find the pavilion (map) Everyone is invited to attend!!  RSVP by July 17th by calling (717) … Read More

Melissa Hawkins on Community Panel

Melissa Hawkins, Executive Director of the Disability Empowerment Center will take part in a Community Panel on April 4th as part of 2016-17 On Screen/In Person program of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the airing of the movie States of Grace.  More information here.

DEC will now provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Case Management

“It is with both sadness and excitement that we are announcing that case management services will be provided by the Disability Empowerment Center, beginning on March 1, 2016. DEC is very skilled at producing positive outcomes for clients.” DHHS Lancaster Starting March 1st, DEC will begin offering Case Management services specifically for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community with the goal of breaking … Read More