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Leading by Example: East Penn Manufacturing

East Penn

Congratulations to East Penn Manufacturing for being selected as the 2014 recipient of Berks Encore's Leadership By Example award.

In the following video, Sally Miksiewicz and Dan Breidegam share why East Penn believes in Berks Encore and why it is important to encourage their team to volunteer in the community.


Donation in Honor of East Penn

If you were unable to attend the Community Breakfast, but would still like to make a donation to Berks Encore in honor of East Penn, please click on the following link. Thank you!

Berks Encore In Our Lives...

What Berks Encore really means to our clients and volunteers


Facing life after the loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult. For many, it becomes a time of isolation and depression. Dorothy found the support she needed at Berks Encore-Fleetwood and is laughing again with her friends who have become her family.

Other center participants agree that their center offers a variety of activities including exercise, bingo, and even a place to complete puzzles. In the end though, the most important thing is that this is a place where they feel welcomed and where they can experience a variety of programs with their friends.

Each month Berks Encore contacts on average 130 Meals on Wheels emergency contacts to check on their loved one. By doing so, Jultz's life was saved by her Meals on Wheels volunteer Inge who quickly realized that the freezing temperature inside of the house could cause hypothermia for Jultz if she didn't react quickly. What Inge found was even worse than simply a cold home. She also found a basement filling quickly with water, another danger to 90-year old Jultz.

"Having Meals on Wheels come everyday is a big relief for my sister and me because we life too far away to come everyday," says her daughter Cookie. "They are all really nice and they love Mommy."

The following video shares all their stories of how Berks Encore continues to make a positive impact on their lives.



Video production by Turning Point Media.

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Condolences to the East Penn Family


Earlier this month, Berks Encore honored East Penn Manufacturing for its community support, and presented their CEO, Sally Miksiewicz with the "Leadership By Example" award. Today, we join them in mourning her loss. We extend our sincerest sympathies to the entire East Penn family during this difficult time.

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 become a vendor.

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


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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.