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Here you will find helpful information from Pennsylvania entities on a variety of subjects .

(Click an agency name or logo to go to its website.)

Pennsylvania Department of Aging

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging serves as an advocate for the interests of nearly 2.9 million persons age 60 and over who call Pennsylvania “home.” The department is the focal point of state coordination and planning for all long-term services and supports for seniors.

Long Term Living Training Institute of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Long Term Living Training Institute (LTLTI) of Pennsylvania works to maximize independence, safety, and well-being for older adults, their families, and the communities supported by the work of competent, committed, and confident professionals.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families. We promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources. 

Temple University Institute on Protective Services

The Institute on Protective Services at Temple University Harrisburg provides education and consultation to human service and law enforcement professionals on identifying, investigating and resolving cases of elder abuse and victimization of vulnerable adults.

The following federal agencies offer information on a range of critical issues.

(Click an agency name or logo
to go to its website.)

U.S. Administration on Aging

This site contains a wide array of information on older persons and services for the elderly. Several resource rooms focusing on such topics as Alzheimer’s Disease and care giving are available.

Cancer Information Service

The Cancer Information Service (CIS), a program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals.

FDA for Senior Adults

The FDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for seniors on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.

GovBenefits.gov

This site is the official government benefits website. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find government benefits they may be eligible to receive.

Healthfinder

Healthfinder provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.

Senior Corps

Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ individuals with the people and organizations that need them most. We help them volunteer as mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations.

ADEAR Center

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center is a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s Disease. The ADEAR Center is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging. 

Corporation for National & Community Service

 The CNCS is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service. Our mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through volunteering.

Go4Life

Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help adults 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans

The Guide provides information about long term care options – home and community based – and residential care.

National Center for Elder Abuse

This site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse. 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This site provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including eligibility and application information.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) produced a series of videos covering health and wellness issues of concern to older adults. Click any of the thumbnail images below to launch a video on that subject.

Benefits of Exercise

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Handling Low Vision

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Heart Healthy Living

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Eating for Your Health

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What to Drink?

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Nutrient Dense Foods

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Immunizations

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Experiencing Dizziness

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Long-Term Care

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Fighting Osteoporosis

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All About Shingles

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Hip Replacement

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