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​​​​​​​​​​​​Aging Our Way, PA: A Plan for Lifelong Independence

Aging Our Way Publicaton Cover showing older adults and their familiesAging Our Way, PA is a 10-year roadmap to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s older adults and improve services for this rapidly growing population. The plan includes priorities, strategies, and tactics to promote health, well-being and quality of life for all Pennsylvanians as we age. Aging Our Way, PA also prepares the Commonwealth for a larger, longer-living older adult population and is designed to respond to changing needs, shifting priorities and available resources. The Department of Aging led the charge to develop the plan following an Executive Order signed by Governor Josh Shapiro in May 2023.

The 30-day public comment period ended as of Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.  Aging Our Way, PA is a living document that will continue to grow and change through the life of the plan. Comments and suggestions will continue to be accepted by mail: Aging Our Way, PA, 555 Walnut St. 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101 or by emailing

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Aging Our Way, PA: A Plan for Lifelong ​Independence
Draft for Comment: February 20-March 20, 2024

Our Focus & Vision​​​

Our Approach & Core Tenets​​

Rooted in Community Engagement​​​

​Anchored in Cooperation​​

​Our Priorities

​Strategies & Tactics

The strategies identified are critical approaches to advance the implementation of each priority. The tactics are specific and measurable actions to direct resources that address the barriers faced by stakeholders, including policy proposals, new programs or program changes, research proposals, proposed new and changed legislation, or funding requests, to support each strategy.​

​Next Steps​​​


Appendix A: Acronyms​​​​

Appendix B: List of Tactics by Priority




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