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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging website. This website has been designed for the purpose of providing answers to your questions. It is our sincere hope that you will find your visit to our website both informative and useful.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is the only state agency in Pennsylvania whose single duty is serving people 60 years of age or older and their families. Through our statewide network of 52 Area Agencies on Aging, we provide as many as 50 benefits and services to older Pennsylvanians.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) are the local representatives of the Department of Aging. They are funded by the department to implement the various programs for older Pennsylvanians. They are staffed with caseworkers, skilled in such areas as geriatrics, social work and community resources.

In addition to the services and programs provided through the Department of Aging and AAA there are other government, private, and non-profit agencies providing services and programs to the senior citizens of Pennsylvania. Where possible this information will be made available through our website.

To assist you in using this website we have included the following aids:
  • If the text is hard to read, go to the top left corner of your browser, click once on "VIEW" with your mouse and look for "font". You will be able to increase the size by clicking on font as instructed.
  • Hot links which will take you to more detailed information are identified by underlined text in blue font - single click with your mouse to go there.
  • To see a detailed table of contents with quick links to the contents of this website, single click with your mouse on the word "INDEX" above.
  • To associate a city with a county single click "Area Agency on Aging" with your mouse.
  • For announcements or other information from the department mouse click "Newsroom" or "Department of Aging".
  • A few hotlinks will take you to other websites (for example the Pennsylvania State Lottery website). When you click on a hot link to another website, it will open within a new browser window. (The Department of Aging website will remain open behind this new window.) When you are finished reading the information at the new website, simply close that window and you will come back to our website.

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