Info For Senior Citizens

6/13/18 – Septa Key deadline

SEPTA will phase out the paper PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card at the end of the service day August, 31.

Starting Sept. 1, seniors 65 and older will need the SEPTA Key Senior photo ID card to receive free rides on Transit and discounted Regional Rail fairs ($1 for travel in Pennsylvania). Valid Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and non-driver IDs with a magnetic stripe on the back can still be swiped at turnstiles and fare boxes, but new licenses issued on or after July 2017 do not have the magnetic stripes and cannot be used.

Seniors can apply for a SEPTA Senior Key Card right at Carolyn Comitta’s in West Chester! Call 610-696-4990 to schedule an appointment.

6/13/18 – Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extended

The deadline for the 2017 Pennsylvania Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended to Dec. 31, 2018.

This rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded.

Please feel free to contact Carolyn Comitta’s office for an application or for help applying.

New Medicare Cards

New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018 and April 2019. Pennsylvania residents will be among the first to receive these new cards.  Click on the links below for more information.

How to get ready
Once you receive your new card

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the APPRISE Program.  APPRISE is a free, confidential and unbiased service provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, and locally under the auspices of the Chester County Department of Aging. APPRISE counselors are available to answer your Medicare-related questions. You can contact a counselor by calling your local senior center to set up an appointment or through the APPRISE Help Line at 610-344-5004 option #2. You can also email with questions at

Emergency Preparedness for Older Pennsylvanians

Click here for more information.