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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.

Keeping warm when it's cold outside

Hypothermia is a serious risk that can happen easily if conditions are right.  Learn what you can do to stay safe.

Senior Farmers Market Program 

Save the Date! June 17, 2014.
Senior Farmers Market Program check distribution day. Locations and hours will be announced in May.


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.

World Wide Web Icon Duquesne Light warns of telephone scam demanding payment
Duquesne Light does NOT request payment over the phone. Please take a moment to report suspicious calls to their customer service center at 1-888-393-7100.

World Wide Web IconSenior Citizens Warned About 'Robocalls' For Medical Alert Equipment
The state Attorney General [has] issued a warning to older Pennsylvanians about a recent spike in so-called “robocalls” designed to deceitfully obtain billing information to charge $35 a month for purported monitoring services that may be unnecessary.

Other scams and information   

World Wide Web Icon PA Department of Aging YouTube page 

View videos with content of interest to older adults and those who love them.


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.