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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of age-friendly Cities and Communities

Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863

The Philadelphia Corporation on Aging has a mission to to improve the quality of life for older Philadelphians and those with disabilities and to assist them in achieving the greatest possible levels of health, independence and productivity. Services Include:

  1. Protective Services: PCA’s Older Adult Protective Services’ role is to help detect, prevent, reduce or eliminate: Self-neglect, Neglect by a caregiver, Physical, sexual or psychological abuse, Misuse of the older adult’s money or personal property, Abandonment

  2. Emergency Services: Emergency programs can help seniors with food, housing and utilities; and help victims of crime.

  3. Care at Home: Home-based care can enable individuals to stay in their own homes, and remain independent.




Contacts642 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3424

Phone: 215-765-9000

Email: [email protected]

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Alot of bad neighborhoods with streets filled with people high on drugs. Doesn't feel safe to walk around


It's a quiet area, clean most of the people there are friendly. I've lived around there for quite some time and I love how peaceful it is compared to other part of the city. There are a lot of bus routes available for anyone who doesn't have a car or reliable transportation.


I been living here for 15 years and cost of living is fair, reliable transportation and great schools.


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Great city,good people, good transportation great community just be careful and respect each other's.

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How did Pennsylvania earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Pennsylvania has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Pennsylvania does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Pennsylvania has an effective property tax rate of 1.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Pennsylvania earned its state tax grade of B+.

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