Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Pennsylvania Department of Aging The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is a cabinet-level agency charged with providing aid to Pennsylvania's approximately 1.9 million senior citizens.

Although the bureau operates some services directly, such as the Pharmaceutical Contact for the Elderly (PACE) prescription drug program, it generally serves as a clearinghouse of funding and information for county-level Area Agencies on Aging. The department was formed under the governorship of Milton Shapp.Aging ServicesCaregiver SupportThe Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Program works to reduce the amount of stress not only on primary and informal caregivers but also unpaid caregivers; Furthermore, this program helps support individuals over the age of 55 and older who care for adolescent members of their family.These caregivers focus their efforts to aid a spouse, relative, or friend who is in need of assistance due to a disease or disability through: Coordinated support via an appointed care manager Caregiving assistance Education Counseling Reimbursement for supplies needed to provide care.Employment ProgramSenior Community Service Employment Program Provides employment and training services to unemployed, low-income adults age 55 and over.Commonwealth Workforce Deployment System Connects businesses and people to available services via PA CareerLink®Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Prepares persons with disabilities via vocational rehabilitation services in order to obtain, or maintain, employment.


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