Every four years the Department of Aging prepares a strategic plan that focuses on the needs of older Pennsylvanians. The State Plan reflects a shared vision and is a product of input from multiple interests and individuals. While the plan is administered by the Department of Aging, it represents a comprehensive plan for all older Pennsylvanians.
The purpose of the State Plan is to:
- Define clear and comprehensive direction for both the Department of Aging and for services and supports for older Pennsylvanians
- Carry out the administration’s commitments while recognizing current fiscal realities
- Adopt a necessary collaborative approach focusing on evidence-based outcomes and innovation
- Fulfill requirements of the Administration on Aging and the Older Americans Act
To create the 2020 – 2024 State Plan on Aging, the department utilized feedback and information from the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, stakeholders, eldercare professionals, caregivers, and the general public.