Aging

Study Shows Seizures may Increase Dementia Risk for Young Stroke Survivors

Young stroke patients who have a seizure following their diagnosis are two and a half times more likely to develop dementia than patients who...

Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Advocates, Lawmakers and Governor Secure Historic Budget Victory...

Pennsylvania long-term care advocates commend the General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf for their partnership and commitment to prioritize a critical investment for senior...

PA Treasurer Urges Pennsylvanians to Apply for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

Treasurer Stacy Garrity is urging eligible Pennsylvanians to apply for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently announced the deadline to submit...

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Offers Fresh, Local Produce to Seniors and...

At the PA Open Air Farmers Market at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Wolf Administration officials reminded Pennsylvania’s low-income seniors and Women, Infants,...

PA Supreme Court Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts recognized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by highlighting the importance of identifying...

PA Launches Online Elder Abuse Awareness Training and Financial Exploitation Prevention...

As part of its ongoing efforts to prevent elder abuse, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) has announced the launch of two new online...

Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 31, 2022 for Property Tax/Rent Rebate...

The deadline for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2021 has been extended from June...

Residents, Family Members and Staff Celebrate During Veterans Homes Week June...

Pennsylvania’s six veterans’ homes, operated by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), are honoring their residents, family members and staff with week-long...

Two New Reports Show Financial and Staffing Crises for PA Nursing...

New reports reveal a looming financial crisis for Pennsylvania nursing homes after years of insufficient state Medicaid reimbursements for nursing care. Nearly 60 percent...

2022 Benefits and Rights Book for Older Pennsylvanians Now Available

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres today announced the release of the 2022 Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians, the commonwealth’s premier guide...

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