Friday Wrap-Up, January 18, 2019 | 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.

This week, the new Secretary, Robert Torres, relates a bit from the Bgovernor’s Inauguration earlier this week. His message:

“Of the many accomplishments noted – accomplishments that he stressed are ours as a state, not his alone – he (the Governor) highlighted how state efforts have resulted in thousands of Pennsylvania  seniors receiving in-home care as opposed to being placed in a care facility.

“This has been a priority for the Department of Aging, as we know that a majority of seniors prefer the option to age in place. To know that the aging network’s efforts in providing alternatives for seniors has had such a large impact is exciting and makes me hopeful that we can continue to provide thousands more seniors with services and choices that will benefit them.”

Here’s one of the videos about care giving that Pennsylvanians will begin seeing:

And there’s quite a bit about Pennsylvania’s caregiver support program; for more details on Pennsylvania’s Caregiver Support Program, visit aging.pa.gov/caregiver.

Click here to download the newsletter as a .pdf file.

 

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