We provide these helpful resources to make the community aware of some of the programs available to help seniors live better, healthier lives.
Pennsylvania Council on Aging
The Pennsylvania Council on Aging serves as an advocate for older individuals and advises the governor and the department on planning, coordination, and delivery of services to older individuals. The 21 members who make up the council (the majority of whom are required to be age 60 or older) are nominated by the governor and subject to senate confirmation. Five additional members of the council are chairs of the five regional councils.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Pennsylvania Homecare Association is a state trade association representing nearly 700 organizations that provide care and support to individuals in their own homes. Our members provide medical care, such as nursing and wound care, and physical, speech or occupational therapy, personal care, such as assistance with activities of daily living like bathing and meal preparation, and end-of-life care for those with terminal illnesses.
PHA is a one-stop resource. With a member-centered focus, the association champions efforts that range from advocating on behalf of patients and consumers, interpreting and developing regulations and legislation to exploring needs and business strategies.