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

10 Things to Know about Your New Medicare Cards

old versus new medicare cards

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

Free Thanksgiving Meals in Lancaster

picture of turkey dinner

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

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

Dear Consumer and Medicare Member, 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 … Read More

Help with your taxes!

April 18 will be here before we know it and it’s not too early to think about preparing your taxes.  Below we’ve listed some options to get help filing your returns and filing for free. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance With 15 sites around Lancaster County, IRS trained and certified volunteers in United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance … Read More

Another snowy day!

Well it’s been another icy, cold week here in Central PA and the forecast is saying there is more snow coming.  Winter storms are not easy for anyone, but for those with disabilities, the ever-colder winters that bring storms are much more dangerous and difficult to overcome. With ice frozen on the sidewalks and streets and facing possibly several feet … Read More

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: After hours emergency number

DEC has an afterhours cell phone for emergencies, when our office is closed and you can not reach anyone. It is (717) 617-7534. If you need to reach us, call that number and leave your name, phone number and your reason for calling.

Tie Dye!

We hosted our Tie Dye and Sweets Day this week and it was so fun!  We had 13 people come together with our DEC staff to eat yummy sweets and make tie dye t-shirts.  We host events all of the time for our Consumers and the community, click here to keep an eye on our calendar for events.  You can … Read More