Community & stakeholder input sought for State and Area Plans on Aging 2020 – 2024
PCA is drafting its next Four-Year Area Plan for Aging Services in Philadelphia, which is mandated by the Older Americans Act and administered by federal and state aging offices. PCA believes that community input is crucial in the process and requests information about experiences with aging services. Input received will be used to inform the development of strategies for these goals:
- Promote efficient and innovative best practices to ensure service access for Philadelphia’s diverse aging population.
- Improve efforts to address social determinants of health, support healthy living, promote active engagement, and help build a sense of community among older Philadelphians.
- Demonstrate continued efforts of inclusion and person-centered practices through services and programs as well as outreach and education.
- Enhance and advocate for continued support of efforts promoting the rights, safety and protection of older Philadelphians through increased education, prevention and compassionate response.
- Use data-driven, evidence-informed planning to improve business practices and the provision of services and programs.
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) also seeks public input on its Four-Year State Plan on Aging. Adults of all ages are invited to take part in a 5-10 minute online survey. Adults over 60 years old are especially encouraged to participate. Your input will help the Department of Aging build an innovative and responsive plan for the next four years.
Please click the link below to begin the survey. To participate by phone, call the Department of Aging at (717) 783-1550. The deadline to participate is June 21.
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