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Health & Wellness

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging's Health & Wellness Programs aim to promote healthier lifestyles among older Pennsylvanians so that there is a measurable improvement in their quality of life and subsequent reduction in overall healthcare costs. 

The goals of these programs are to:

    • Abolish the myth that inevitable functional decline comes with age
    • Empower older adults with the information needed to age well
    • Support older adults in making lifestyle changes to improve overall health
    • Reduce the utilization of the healthcare system

Administered throughout Pennsylvania by the local Area Agencies on Aging, there are up to 27 evidence-based programs that focus on health promotion and disease and injury prevention. These programs assist older adults in self-managing:

    • Chronic conditions (diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, etc.)
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition
    • Mental health
    • Medication Management
    • Injury and disease prevention
    • Substance Use Disorder

For more information on the Health & Wellness Programs offered in your area, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.