PA Veterans Registry

Veterans Registry Logo with Pennsylvania Keystone made out of a flag

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

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

DEC the Halls 2017 Photos

We had a wonderful 2017 DEC the Halls.  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported! [soliloquy id=”3332″]

DEC Success: Jackson

Consumer, Jackson, at WJTL

Jackson, came to the Disability Empowerment Center with goals to increase his independence, develop his job skills and work towards his ultimate dream of becoming a professional voice actor! As a DEC Consumer, he’s been building independence skills, such as learning to use public transportation, and developing his jobs skills. He’s also been working towards his goal of becoming a voice … Read More

Thanksgiving Holiday – Offices Closed

Happy Thanksgiving graphic

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.  We wish everyone a wonderful thanksgiving!

2017 Year in Review (or where your #ExtraGive $$$’s go)

As you consider donating to the Disability Empowerment Center today for the #ExtraGive, we wanted to share with you some of what our organization has accomplished so far in 2017, in an effort to give you an idea of where your donated dollars go (and perhaps to do a tiny bit of bragging). Here’s our donate link. Since January of … Read More

DEC the Halls Annual Holiday Event & Silent Auction!

OUR ANNUAL DEC THE HALLS EVENT! This year’s DEC the Halls will be held on Wednesday, December 6th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Hamilton Ballroom (1741 Wheatland Place, Lancaster).  We’ll have food and drinks, music and dancing and our ever-growing Silent Auction. To RSVP, email Katrina at kstirn@decpa.org or call our office at (717) 394-1890.

DEC’s Fully Accessible Haunted House in the News!

Our first Fully Accessible Haunted House was a giant success and tons of fun!  We even got some media attention – Fox43 “Fully Accessible Haunted Attraction” Lancaster Newspapers “On trick-or-treat night, we believe the more the merrier, not scarier [opinion]” Lancaster Newspapers “Disability Empowerment Center offers fully accessible haunted house in Lancaster today” Lancaster Newspapers “Scares for all: Lancaster nonprofit … 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