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Berks Encore In Our Lives...

What Berks Encore really means to our clients and volunteers

For Barbara C., it is good to know that someone will be checking on her when they deliver her Meals on Wheels. Several months ago, that delivery literally meant the difference between life and death because her Meals on Wheels volunteer - and Berks Encore-Birdsboro Center Manager Patty Barker, saw that Barbara was ill and needed immediate medical attention. Patty, Barbara says, saved her life. For Patty, she feels blessed that she was there that day so she could provide the assistance that Barbara required.

Here, it is like home. That's how Berks Encore volunteer Gail S. describes Berks Encore-Reading. We're one big happy family here, she says. What a wonderful compliment, especially when just a few months ago, Gail was battling depression and didn't want to leave her home. Today, she's active at the center and has found a purpose.

The following video shares the stories of Barbara and Gail as well as business owner Chris Kraras, mother and daughter Dorene and LuAnn, who have received assistance from Berks Encore. It also shares the growing relationship between Conrad Weiser High School students and the older adults who they are tutoring on technology including laptops, iPads and SmartPhones.

Video production by Turning Point Media.

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The Perfect Mother's Day Gift

This Mother's Day, what can you do to best honor your mother for all her years of unconditional love and perseverance? Ensure that someone else's mother receives the services she needs and deserves by making a donation to Berks Encore in honor/memory of your mother.

After making your donation, post a picture of you and your mother on our Facebook page and let us know why you love her so much. We will also include the posts on Pinterest. Thank you for ensuring that Mother's Day has a lasting impact on the lives of older adults in Berks County.

Senior Expo Welcomes
Title Sponsor Reading Health System

Senior Expo

Berks Encore is proud to announce that the Reading Health System will be the title sponsor of the 2014 Berks Encore Senior Expo! Mark your calendars for October 28 so you don't miss this exciting event.

The time to become a sponsor or to reserve a booth is now! Click here to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities as well as how to take advantage of the Early Bird Special.

Berks Encore Senior Golf League Accepting New Members!

The Berks Encore Senior Golf Association is now accepting membership applications for the 2014 season. Click here to learn more about how to register as well as to view a complete listing of 2014 golf tournaments.

Preserve Berks Encore's Services For Future Generations – Donate Today!

Berks Encore's programs and services ensure that thousands of Berks County older adults can remain independent in their homes for as long as possible. Help us preserve these services by making a donation today.

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Check out Berks Encore's blog to see what's going on at our centers and in the community. We'd love to hear from you!

What do we do?

The mission of BERKS ENCORE is to engage the community to enable older adults to achieve a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive program of services, referrals, education and advocacy.

Calendar of Events

Click here
to view a calendar of upcoming events at Berks Encore. You can also search for events at other centers or view events by categories, such as Arts and Crafts, Educational Programs, Medicare Counseling, and, of course, Bingo. Click on the Category dropdown to view all available options.

Official registration information

The official registration and financial information of Berks Encore may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.