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Meet the Sunbury Office

More than 90% of seniors want to age in their own home with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting.  At Senior Helpers Sunbury we believe getting the best care for your loved ones should not be complicated.  Bobbi & John Emanuel opened the Senior Helpers Sunbury office in 2016 because of their passion for helping others and their interest in the growing need for in-home care services. Bobbi & John are committed to delivering the best possible in-home care to seniors in the Sunbury community.

We take in-home care seriously and make it a priority to provide the highest level of client service possible.  Since our office opened, we have built an exceptional team of care professionals, each committed to remaining at the forefront of the in-home care industry through our proprietary ongoing training and education programs.

Our History

Senior Helpers was founded in 2002 by Tony Bonacuse with the help of Peter Ross after their firsthand experience in caring for their respective family members. Tony and Peter identified a need that was not being filled properly by the other companies.  They realized most seniors would prefer to age in their own home rather than move into an unfamiliar institution. Unfortunately, the options available to most seniors were very limited. Most seniors did not have access to well-trained, dependable and affordable in-home care. This was the mission-driven spark that started Senior Helpers.

The first office opened in Baltimore, and quickly developed a reputation for delivering excellent in-home senior care with their well-trained staff of professional caregivers. Based on the success of the Baltimore location, the company began to expand.  Over the past 13 years, the Senior Helpers family has grown to include a network of more than 300 locally owned and operated franchises across the United States.

Senior Helpers of Sunbury was proud to join the system in 2016.  Like every other owner, we too are fully-committed to the original goal of providing dependable and affordable in-home care with well-trained caregivers. Nothing is more important to us than being the best available resource for seniors and families in our community.  

Our team has grown to 3 team members, and 35 caregivers. We have been lucky to serve hundreds of seniors in our community over the years, and we are committed to continuing to provide uncompromising levels of care to all our families.

Our process

The first step in the process is a complimentary, initial in-home care assessment with a Senior Helpers consultant.  This assessment can help you understand the true needs of your loved one, and your options. Together we can discuss their needs, our senior care services and determine what’s best for your entire family.

We will cover:

  • Your family's specific goals
  • Your loved one's daily plan design and schedule
  • Pricing and payment methods
  •  Implementation process
  • Ongoing communication and follow-up plan

Meet the Sunbury Team

Bobbi Emanuel

Owner/President

Bobbi Emanuel joined Senior Helpers in 2007 as Director of HR for a previous franchise owner and purchased their 2 territories in 2010.  She is now the owner of 3 Senior Helpers territories in Central and South Central Pennsylvania. Bobbi holds a Master’s Certificate in Human Resources from Villanova University and has more than 40 years in the HR field.

Bobbi is passionate about educating not only her staff, but the community, in order to form a stronger and more knowledgeable advocacy for Seniors.

John Emanuel

Vice President

John purchased Senior Helpers in 2010 along with Bobbi. Previously, John worked for Anderson Logistics for 30 years. Though his role in the home care industry was uncertain in the beginning, John has found his niche diving into the financial reporting side of the business. He also enjoys chatting with our clients during occasional transportation assignments.

John enjoys history, sports-especially Notre Dame football, and spending time at the beach.

Brenda Buckles

Care Manager

Brenda came to work for Senior Helpers in January of 2016 when our office opened in Sunbury. As a nurse, Brenda takes pride in seeing that each client receives special care and that our caregivers receive the training they need to support our team and grow professionally.

Brenda grew up in Sunbury and has resided there for 54 years. She is a 1983 graduate Shikellamy High School. After working for many years in the Healthcare field, she graduated from Central Susquehanna School Of Nursing in 2002 and continued to work with the Geriatric population.

In her spare time, Brenda enjoys spending time with her Grandchildren and her mom. Brenda enjoys going to the beach as much as possible and considers the beach her Happy Place!

Mary Daddario

Scheduling Coordinator

Mary started with Senior Helpers in November 2018. She enjoys working with the clients and caregivers.  As a CNA herself, she understands the importance of making the best match for both.

Mary grew up in North Carolina and has earned an Associate's degree in Marketing/Retailing, and an Associate's degree in Business Administration. In her free time Mary likes to bake and sing karaoke.

Belinda Heim

Community Liaison

Belinda began my career at Senior Helpers in 2019.  She enjoys  building new partnerships and relationships with our referral services.

Belinda is from Sunbury and previously worked as a Mortgage Assistant with a local bank for 12 years.  Prior to that, she worked in a hospital and Long Term Care facility as Supervisor and Director of Nutrition for 15 years.

Belinda has a 17 year old son and a 13 year old daughter who both are very involved in sports which keeps her quite busy!  She also loves to go on day/weekend trips exploring PA and anywhere there is a beach!

Areas we serve

Senior Helpers Sunbury provides a full range of senior home care services for you or your loved one—from companionship and housework help, to more complex care services, including disease management, Live-In and 24-hour care services.

Senior Helpers Sunbury serves the cities and towns of:

  • Beaver Springs
  • Beavertown
  • Coal Township
  • Dalmatia
  • Danville
  • Dauphin
  • Dornsife
  • Duncannon
  • Elizabethville
  • Elysburg
  • Fredericksburg
  • Freeburg
  • Grantville
  • Halifax
  • Herndon
  • Jonestown
  • Kulpmont
  • Lebanon
  • Lewisburg
  • Marion Heights
  • Marysville
  • McClure
  • Middleburg
  • Millmont
  • Milton
  • Montandon
  • Mount Carmel
  • Mount Pleasant Mills
  • New Berlin
  • Northumberland
  • Paxinos
  • Port Trevorton
  • Rebuck
  • Richfield
  • Riverside
  • Selinsgrove
  • Shamokin
  • Shamokin Dam
  • Snydertown
  • Sunbury
  • Trevorton
  • West Milton
  • Winfield
  • Annville
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I love the opportunity of providing care to my clients in all areas where they need assistance. It makes my heart happy! Thank you for blessing me with a heartfelt career I truly appreciate!”

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