The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) creates a State Plan on Aging every four years in order to provide a vision and direction for Pennsylvania’s network of aging services.
The just-released Four Year State Plan on Aging is now posted at the Department of Aging Website.
The 2020-2024 State Plan on Aging, effective on October 1, 2020, contains five state plan goals — designed to address all initiatives that the department has or will undertake to improve aging services in Pennsylvania. Those goals are:
- Strengthen aging network’s capacity, promote innovation and best practices, and build efficiencies to respond to the growing and diversifying aging population.
- Improve services for older adults and the ability to advocate for them by using evidence-informed planning, committing to data integrity and being accountable for results.
- Establish and enhance efforts to support healthy living, active engagement and a sense of community for all older Pennsylvanians.
- Emphasize a citizen-first culture that provides outreach, embraces diversity, and honors individual choice.
- Advocate for the rights of older adults and ensure their safety and dignity by raising awareness of and responding effectively to incidences of abuse, injury, exploitation, violence and neglect.