Age-friendly Philadelphia is an award-winning agenda initiated by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) to improve the physical and social environments that surround the city’s elders and help them remain healthy, active, and engaged in their communities for as long as possible.
The basic elements of an age-friendly city are accessible housing; ease of public transportation; readily available fresh foods; safe and inviting public spaces; and a vibrant workforce that is aware of issues facing older adults are essential ingredients of this type of city.
There are many ways to get involved and contribute to making Philadelphia an age-friendly city. Advocacy, awareness and commitment at every level -- governmental agencies, social services, private sector and individual citizens -- are necessary to achieve these goals.
Click on the links to the left to learn more about activities and progress to date; read the report Laying the Foundation for an Age-Friendly Philadelphia; access resources; and find out how to get involved.