How Does PCA Advocate for Older Adults?

PCA works with our community partners to:

  • Raise awareness regarding the needs for older adult protective services within Philadelphia
  • Advocate for enhanced training opportunities for legal and protective services
  • Educate leaders and the public about PCA policies and programs and the importance of connections and efforts to decrease isolation among vulnerable populations
  • Educate leaders and the public on risk factors for abuse, neglect, and exploitation

PCA works with our community partners to:

  • Raise awareness regarding the needs for older adult protective services within Philadelphia
  • Advocate for enhanced training opportunities for legal and protective services
  • Educate leaders and the public about PCA policies and programs and the importance of connections and efforts to decrease isolation among vulnerable populations
  • Educate leaders and the public on risk factors for abuse, neglect, and exploitation

PCA’s Legislative Affairs Manager

PCA’s legislative affairs manager meets with city, state and federal elected officials on a regular basis to keep them informed about programs and services available to older adults. In addition, PCA develops policy statements and presents testimony on issues of concern to older adults, including financial programs, transportation benefits, accessibility, and housing.

Contact PCA’s Legislative Liaison

Gail Garrett

PCA’s Legislative Affairs Manager
215-765-9000 ext. 5084

Email Gail Garrett

Report Suspected Abuse or Self-Neglect

Reports of suspected abuse or self-neglect can be made by calling the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040. Intake workers are available 24/7 to provide intake, investigation, assessment, care planning and crisis resolution. Confidential reports may be made by anyone, including the older adult in need.