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Older adults in Allegheny County have made and continue to make great contributions to our community. DHS makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years.

From senior community centers, to in-home services, to finding alternatives to nursing home care, all of these services can be discussed by calling the DHS AAA SeniorLine at 412-350-5460 or sending an email to: SeniorLine@alleghenycounty.us. 

Learn more about how to report the neglect or abuse of older adults, 24 hours a day, seven days a week 

This section provides detailed information about these topics and more.

August 4, 2014 Free Education Series for Family Caregivers
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering a series of free family caregiver trainings for caregivers of older adults



Senior Farmers Market Program 

Now is the time to redeem your Farmer's Market vouchers. The farmer's tables are full of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Locations and hours can be found on the 2014 Farmers Markets list. 2014 Farmer's Market Program Summary   




World Wide Web Icon IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam
Victims are contacted and generally told that they are entitled to big refunds or that they owe money that must be paid immediately to IRS.

Other scams and information   


Videos of interest to older adults and those who love them 

Pennsylvania Department of Aging YouTube Page 

Free Medicare Health Insurance Counseling Program 

Older Adult Protective Services

Older Drivers - Is it still safe to drive? 

AAA Senior Driver
You can take a confidential, interactive driving evaluation on this website.  The results could help you drive more safely and for a longer period of time. NOTE: The page may take a few minutes to appear.

Websites of interest - Older adults
The National Institutes of Health has an online resource for older drivers and families seeking information on an often sensitive topic.