Research, Resources and Policy Documents
Research and planning are crucial to understanding the needs of the aging population and preparing for effective and adequate service delivery. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging conducts and collects research on a wide range of topics relating to aging, from demographic projections to ethnographic studies of particular populations and how their attitudes influence their approach to aging. .
Click on the links below for PCA Research and Planning Reports:
Report on Zoning Code and Aging - June 2011
Milestones Survey on Growing Old in Philadelphia 2008
Looking Ahead: Philadelphia's Aging Population in 2015
Socioeconomic and Health Characteristics of Philadelphia’s Elderly Population
As an advocate for older citizens, PCA generates testimony and position papers on a variety of topics including housing, transportation, utilities, funding and legislative initiatives which impact the aging population. PCA also generates position papers on topics of concern, in order to articulate and clarify the impact of public policy on the aging population. Learn More
PCA has compiled information on 26 Philadelphia Neighborhoods that can help guide policy and planning to serve the community's elders. The Neighborhood Profiles present comparative information on a variety of factors, including demographics, living arrangements, health status, crime and services available in the neighborhood. The profiles include data from the Philadelphia Police Department; Philadelphia Health Management Corporation; Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes; and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Additional Research Resources
PCA gathers research and information from many other sources, and posts links here to make them available to the Aging Network and others. Learn More