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Government Services for Senior Citizens

Pittsburgh Region

  • City of Pittsburgh: Healthy Active Living
    Information on programs for persons 60 and over, including the city's 14 senior community centers, which also provide lunch.
  • Allegheny County Department of Human Services: Older Adults
    The Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging (ACAAA) offers programs and services for older adults ranging from the more independent to those who are frail and require assistance to remain at home. By calling the SeniorLine (412) 350-5460, you can reach professional care managers who can assist with information and referral on ACAAA services and community programs.
  • Beaver County Office on Aging
    Federal funds and state lottery dollars are received by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. This money, along with local funds, is channeled through BCOA to reach the senior citizen consumers 60 and over.
  • Neighborhood Legal Services: Older and Wiser
    Older & Wiser is a public service project jointly sponsored by the 14-county Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Consortium and local state legislators to present free legal information seminars on matters of special importance to elderly adults and their families.
 

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United States

  • American Bar Association: Commission on Law & Aging
  • Administration on Aging
    US Dept of Health and Human Services
  • Eldercare Locator
    The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community.
  • First Gov for Seniors
    A US Government website designed to access all senior citizen programs and resources of interest to seniors.
  • Medicare
    The Official US Government Site for medicare information. Call 1-800-382-1274 in Pennsylvania for assistance.
  • National Institute on Aging
    One of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, The NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. Their website includes "The Resource Directory for Older People", a cooperative effort of the NIA and the Administration on Aging (AoA). It lists Federal agencies, AoA-supported resource centers, professional societies, private groups, and volunteer programs.
  • Senior Corps
    Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges. Through its three programs Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) more than half a million Americans age 55 and over assist local nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations in carrying out their missions. Senior Corps, part of the USA Freedom Corps, is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
    Includes healthcare and pension information
  • US Social Security Administration
    This is the official website for social security.