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Department of Aging Releases COVID-19 Guidance on Protective Services for Older Adults

03/22/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has released COVID-19 guidance on handling protective services for older adults. This temporary guidance provides operational flexibility to protect older adults and staff during investigative cases while following the ongoing directive from Governor Tom Wolf to stay home and practice social distancing.

PACE Pharmacy Program Offers Prescription Extensions during COVID-19 Mitigation Effort

03/19/2020
With the ongoing directive from Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to stay home and limit social interaction during the COVID-19 mitigation effort, Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres today announced that as of March 5, the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE) Program can help older adult enrollees with refill extensions.

Department of Aging Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Adult Day Centers and Aging Services Programs

03/18/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has released additional COVID-19 guidance to the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Adult Day Center providers to help address operational needs during the closing of Adult Day Centers, and to allow flexibility in meeting requirements of aging services for home and community based services under the OPTIONS, Caregiver Support and Domiciliary Care programs.

Department of Aging Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Senior Centers

03/15/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has released COVID-19 guidance to the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) related to the operations of over 500 affiliated senior community centers operating statewide.

Department of Aging Hosts "Reach Out PA" Roundtable On Mental Health Issues Affecting Older Adults

03/11/2020
In coordination with Governor Tom Wolf's Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Sec. Robert Torres led a roundtable discussion aimed at reducing stigma and understanding mental health issues and service needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Aging Secretary Serves Meals at Senior Center to Highlight March as National Nutrition Month

03/09/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres today visited the White Rose Senior Center in York where he met with older adults and served congregate meals to spotlight March being National Nutrition Month.

2020 Benefits and Rights Book for Older Pennsylvanians Now Available

02/25/2020
The Department of Aging announced the release of its 2020 free guide to information and resources for older adults living in Pennsylvania.

Aging Secretary Joins Actress and Substance Use Survivor Mackenzie Phillips, Health Leaders to Discuss Mental Health Issues and Access to Care

02/14/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres joined actress, author and survivor of substance use disorder Mackenzie Phillips and other healthcare and public policy leaders last evening for a panel discussion on behavioral health with a focus on access to services, cultural competency and the economics of delivering services.

Department of Aging Hosts "Reach Out PA" Mental Health Roundtable

02/13/2020
In coordination with Governor Tom Wolf's Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Sec. Robert Torres led a roundtable discussion aimed at reducing stigma and understanding mental health issues and service needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Wolf Administration Offers Resources for Older Driver Safety

12/06/2019
The Wolf Administration hosted an event at Messiah Lifeways in Mechanicsburg to highlight the unique challenges faced by older drivers during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging hosts 2019 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Forum, focusing on Dementia-Friendly communities

11/06/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) hosted the 2019 Alzheimer&#39;s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) Forum, which gathered nearly 100 stakeholders to assess progress, strengthen partnerships and focus on development of Dementia Friendly communities throughout the state.<br>

Sec. Torres Champions Growth and Diversity at PA Latino Conference

11/01/2019
Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres, serving as opening keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Latino Convention in Bethlehem, challenged the audience of government, business and community leaders, educators and students to help change the narrative on aging as Pennsylvania’s older Latino population continues to increase.

Pennsylvania Aging Secretary Addresses NEPA Grandparents Conference

10/25/2019
Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres spoke at the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Annual Conference to voice support for their work and share information about Department of Aging and other partnership programs that can help them. <br>
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