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About Us

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging works to ensure that older adults across Pennsylvania have access to quality services and supports that help them age and live well.

Created in 1978, the department serves as the state unit on aging, advocating for the interests of all older Pennsylvanians, overseeing an array of benefits, services, and programs that are made available through its network of 52 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), which cover the commonwealth's 67 counties.

The department provides a wide array of services and programs intended to help older Pennsylvanians live and thrive in their homes and communities for as long as possible. These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, health and wellness services, personal assistance, senior community centers, Medicare enrollment counseling, transportation, job training, elder abuse prevention, PACE prescription assistance and more.

These efforts are guided by the department's mission, vision, and core values.

​The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is to promote independence, purpose and well-being in the lives of older adults through advocacy, service and protection.
​Our vision is a Pennsylvania where older adults are embraced and empowered to live and age with dignity and respect.
​With older adults at the center of everything we do, we are guided by these core values:

    • Diversity and inclusion strengthen us.
    • Innovation drives us.
    • We are passionate about the customer experience.
    • We lead strategically to meet future needs.
    • We listen and effectively communicate with consumers and partners.
    • We act with integrity.
    • We value our workforce.
    • Partnership and collaboration enhance our capacity.
    • We hold ourselves and partners accountable for results.
    • We manage resources entrusted to us responsibly.

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Within the Department of Aging are various offices, bureaus, councils and divisions who have a part in the work the department does to support older Pennsylvanians every day.


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For information on careers within the Department of Aging visit the CAREERS WEB PAGE.