Penn’s Village HEALTH PALS arespecially trained volunteers who help Villager members navigate the healthcare system.
A Penn’s Village HEALTH PAL offers the following assistance:
- Preparation for a physician-office visit, same-day surgery, diagnostic procedure, or therapeutic appointment
- Formulation of questions for the healthcare provider and assistance with filling out forms
- Taking notes during visits with healthcare providers
- Assisting with scheduling follow-up appointments
Penn’s Village is partnering with Centennial Health Services, an independent pharmacy, to offer one-on-one counseling on medications by a registered pharmacist and home delivery of prescriptions.
Penn's Village also includes a series of programs, lectures, and training sessions on health and safety topics such as fitness and balance, safeguarding the home so as to prevent falls and other accidents, and healthy aging.
If you are interested in learning more about how a HEALTH PAL might be of benefit to you, please call Jane Eleey, at 215-925-7333.