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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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I would say what makes my neighborhood age friendly is community engagement because we have reunions sometimes because we lived there for years and knew alot of people on our street and grew up with the adults and the children.


The children don't have home training and the neighbors break in other people homes


good transportation, good working environment and community engagement


Yes it is , there's close transportation. There's community centers & plenty of retirement homes in the area.


I feel it is somewhat age friendly because our transportation runs everywhere (pretty much any corner you can catch a kneeling bus, or take the elevator for the subway and elevated train. I don't think the people are always considerate of the elderly though. Some people won't give up their seat or take care with or show respect to all elderly people. We do have several organizations that help the elderly though.

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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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