Resources for Seniors

Assisted-Living Facilities, Alzheimer's Information, More

Diakon
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Offers senior living accommodations, social services, adoption, counseling and home care services for children, youths, families, and older adults

Gerontology Center, The
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The Penn State Gerontology Center strives to carry out research, instruction, and community-service programs of the highest quality and to make those resources available to the Commonwealth and the nation.

PANPHA (An Association of Non-Profit Senior Services)
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The state’s largest trade association representing nonprofit private, fraternal, religious and government sponsored providers of housing and health-related service options to Pennsylvania’s elderly.

Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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Strives to represent both the best interests of older Pennsylvanians and its AAA Membership by fostering collaboration in areas of advocacy, leadership, training and policy.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging
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Enhancing the quality of life of all older Pennsylvanians by empowering diverse communities, the family and the individual.

    Abuse/Crime
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    Elder abuse and crimes targeting older people are a real issue that come in many forms, including neglect, physical, financial and sexual abuse. Learn how to stay safe and report suspected abusers.

    Health and Wellness
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    Offers information on a wide variety of health issues specifically affecting older adults.

    Home and Community Based Services
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    Services include home health care; personal care, providing assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, toileting, etc.; health support services such as housekeeping, shopping assistance, laundry and mending; respite care (caregiver relief); transportation and other routine household chores as necessary to maintain a consumer's health, safety and ability to remain in the home; home-delivered meals prepared at a central location and delivered to a person's home.

Pennsylvania Senior Centers
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Provides a resource listing of senior centers in Pennsylvania as well as referrals and links to everything from nutrition support to volunteer opportunities.

University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging
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Seeks to improve the health of the elderly by increasing the quality and quantity of clinical and basic research as well as educational programs that focus on normal aging and age-related diseases at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and across the entire Penn campus.

 
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