Friday Wrap-Up, October 5, 2018 | a message from the Secretary of Aging

Each week the Office of the Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Aging releases a Friday newsletter with information relevant to activities, issues and events for older Pennsylvanians and persons with disabilities across the Commonwealth.

Click here download the newsletter as a .pdf file.

Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in coordination with the DHS Bureau of Human Services Licensing | My Personal Care Home is Closing … There Are No Available Beds – Where Will I Go?

The State of the Personal Care Home in PA: Bed Count for Low-Income Older Adults in a Downward Trend
Friday, October 19 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. PA Department of Aging Forum Place, 5th Floor, Conference Room 5A, 555 Walnut Street Harrisburg, PA

Your participation in this round-table strategizing session is critical to the future of PA personal care home residents. In this two-hour session, providers, advocates, law makers, and state government officials are invited to examine the:

  • Commonwealth data on personal care home closures in PA
  • factors that lead to homes closing
  • financial toll on Commonwealth resources as this trend continues
  • impact on vulnerable constituents
  • potential local and state solutions to this crisis

Please confirm your attendance or your designee’s attendance by Friday, October 12.
For more information contact: Margaret Barajas at 717-783-7096 or


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