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Aging, gracefully

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Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is the region’s leading source of support for seniors, touching more than 140,000 lives each year. We can help you with “aging, gracefully” so you can live independently for as long as possible, and age well.

  • Care at home: Get the home-based care you need to stay in your home safely and securely. We can help you to determine your care needs, connect to resources and coordinate the services you need.
  • Home-delivered meals: Get healthy, flavorful meals delivered to your door. PCA provides home-delivered meals at no cost to seniors who qualify.
  • Senior centers: Enjoy a healthy lunch, make a new friend, exercise to stay fit or try something new at a PCA-supported senior center. Find one in your neighborhood.
  • Protective services: All older adults deserve to be safe. PCA’s Older Adult Protective Services (OAPS) is available 24/7 to respond to and investigate reports of elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation or abandonment.
  • Legal Assistance: Regardless of your financial situation, it is important to protect yourself and your family members by having a will, designating someone as having power of attorney so they can act on your behalf in legal and/or financial matters if you are unable to do so, and making your wishes clear regarding end-of-life care. PCA subcontracts with three agencies to assist older adults with these and other important legal issues.
  • Transportation: Transportation is vital for maintaining independence. PCA can help connect you to public transportation services and special transportation services, including PCA Attendant Transportation Service (door-through-door and upper floor assistance to impaired older adults provided in conjunction with SEPTA’s CCT-CONNECT Shared Ride program).
  • Information and referral: PCA coordinates aging information and services for seniors and their caregivers. The PCA Helpline, 215-765-9040, and website help you to efficiently access the right resources at the right time.

Whatever you need for “aging, gracefully,” PCA is here for you.