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Pennsylvania Council on Aging

The Pennsylvania Council on Aging serves as an advocate for older individuals and advises the governor and the department on planning, coordination, and delivery of services to older individuals. The 21 members who make up the council (the majority of whom are required to be age 60 or older) are nominated by the governor and subject to Senate confirmation. Five additional members of the council are chairs of the five regional councils.

The Pennsylvania Council on Aging's State of Older Adults During COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Council on Aging (PCoA) conducted a statewide survey of older adults in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was open to any Pennsylvanian over the age of 60 and was available in both English and Spanish. Responses were collected during the first week of April and over 3,700 responses were received from across the state.  The resulting report was compiled from those responses and is a product of the PCoA's Social Isolation Task Force.