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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of age friendly Cities and Communities

Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863

The Philadelphia Corporation on Aging has a mission to to improve the quality of life for older Philadelphians and those with disabilities and to assist them in achieving the greatest possible levels of health, independence and productivity. Services Include:
  1. Protective Services: PCA’s Older Adult Protective Services’ role is to help detect, prevent, reduce or eliminate: Self-neglect, Neglect by a caregiver, Physical, sexual or psychological abuse, Misuse of the older adult’s money or personal property, Abandonment
  2. Emergency Services: Emergency programs can help seniors with food, housing and utilities; and help victims of crime.
  3. Care at Home: Home-based care can enable individuals to stay in their own homes, and remain independent.

Contacts642 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3424
Phone: 215-765-9000
Email: [email protected]
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Philadelphia is very age friendly due to our public transportation accessibility, various senior centers with activities, and the respect given to our elders.
Some places encourage seniors to get involved with community actives

There is a mixture of homeowners and rentals, 60/40 I'ld say, living in my commuity.  Many of those that own homes in my area have lived in this community for several generations.  Often during the warm summer evenings, I hear the comments floating back and forth bewteen neighbors, about the "changing of the guard", the composition of the community.  There has been a rush of young professionals coming in and buying and rennovating properties.   However, many grandparents have been passing on their properties as inheritence to their children and grandchildren.  Everyone is concern about taxes, good schools,  jobs, and property values.   We tend to look out for the elderly and our young people.  Every year a host of block captains throughout the community compete for the "the most picturesque block contest".   Block meetings and block parties are a common feature in my community along with pony rides and balloon castles for the children.  And everyone enjoys July and August fireworks.

I've lived here to whole life I pretty much know it like the back of my hand. I cared for my grandma after she got sick . I know a lot of shopping plazas she enjoyed , also the Barnes foundation and art museum offer community friendly art shows. I know where a few different farmers market are and beautiful parks .

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How did Pennsylvania earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Pennsylvania has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Pennsylvania does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Pennsylvania has an effective property tax rate of 1.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Pennsylvania earned its state tax grade of B+.

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