State Resources include links to agencies, services, and programs for seniors.
Free web-based inventory of affordable rental housing in Pennsylvania including information about apartment locations, rental prices, accessibility features, development amenities, current vacancies, and the status of the waiting list.
Senior Crime Prevention University (SCPU)
Pennsylvania Attorney General’s SCPU educates older Pennsylvanians and their families throughout the Commonwealth on crime prevention.
If you would like to attend a Senior Crime Prevention University Program, or have your group host a presentation anywhere in Pennsylvania, please contact:
Senior Crime Prevention University
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Helpline for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Other Kinship Care Families
Help is available Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.- 10 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
Senior Food Box Program
The Senior Food Box Program works to improve the health of low-income seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. In Pennsylvania, eligible participants include low-income individuals who are at least 60 years old and whose household income is at or below 130 percent of the U.S. poverty level.
The senior food boxes do not provide a complete diet, but rather are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of older Americans. Among the types of foods included in the food boxes are: non-fat dry and shelf-stable fluid milk, juice, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, dry beans, peanut butter, canned meat, poultry, or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.
The Senior Food Box Program is supported through USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program. The USDA purchases the food and makes it available to the Department of Agriculture, which works with local non-profit agencies to facilitate distribution of the monthly food boxes to eligible participants.
Seniors Interested in Participating?
Seniors should fill out the self-certification form and submit it to PDA via email at RAemail@example.com. using the subject line “SENIOR FOOD BOX APPLICATION.” PDA will then route the application to the appropriate food bank providing service in the applicant’s county of residence.
Applicants can also call 1-800-468-2433 to be directed to the regional food bank distributing the Senior Food Box in their county of residence.
Refer to the Income Eligibility Guidelines.
PA State Websites
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Pennsylvania Health and Human Services – Online Benefits Application
Pennsylvania Health Law Project – free legal advice to low-income people with insurance problems. We also help people who don’t have health insurance.
For assistance, call the helpline: 1-800-274-3258.
Pennsylvania Homecare Agencies Directory
Pennsylvania Long Term Living Services
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Pennsylvania State Website