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Jan 11, 2017, 11:47 ET Pennsylvania Secretary Osborne Hosts Roundtable Discussion Regarding the Risks of Senior Prescription Drug/Opioid Use

Today, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne hosted a roundtable discussion with older Pennsylvanians and public officials...


Jan 09, 2017, 16:15 ET Secretary Osborne, Department of Aging Staff, and Volunteers Provide Information on Aging Services at 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Lottery, is providing information on aging services at the 101st...


Dec 05, 2016, 10:05 ET Year in Review: Pennsylvania Department of Aging Highlights 2016 Accomplishments

Over the past year, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging has taken many steps to fulfill Governor Tom Wolf's commitment to protect the most...


Nov 29, 2016, 14:15 ET Wolf Administration Launches the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council

On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging announced appointments to the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council, a 35-member...


Nov 16, 2016, 16:30 ET Pennsylvania Hosts 2016 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Forum

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) held the 2016 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) forum today, which convened over 125...


Oct 20, 2016, 16:30 ET Secretary Osborne Announces Approval of Pennsylvania's State Plan on Aging

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging's 2016-2020 State Plan on Aging was recently reviewed and approved by the United States Health and Human...


Oct 17, 2016, 10:00 ET Free Insurance Counseling Available During Pennsylvania Medicare Open Enrollment

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is reminding Medicare beneficiaries that the annual Medicare open enrollment period began on Saturday, October...


Oct 11, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Improves Access to Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Highlights Resident's Rights

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) through its State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is highlighting the contributions that many long-term...


Jul 07, 2016, 12:31 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Receives Legal Assistance Development Grant

Today, Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne announced that the department has received a federal grant to enhance and...


Jun 15, 2016, 15:18 ET Pennsylvania Stands United Against Elder Abuse

 Today, Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack joined Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne, and Deputy Secretary of Banking and Securities Brian LaForme...


Jun 14, 2016, 14:52 ET Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Announces Senior Community Center Grant Awards

 Today, Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne announced the recipients of the 2015-16 Senior Community Center grants, totaling over $2 million from...


May 03, 2016, 16:30 ET Secretary Teresa Osborne Presents Direct Care Worker of the Year Award

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne today presented the PA Department of Aging's 8th annual Direct Care Worker of the Year...


Mar 03, 2016, 11:25 ET Governor Wolf's Proposed Budget Protects Seniors

 Governor Wolf's proposed 2016-17 budget poses two distinct realities for Pennsylvania's future: one that ensures that government is responsive...


Dec 10, 2015, 14:15 ET Pennsylvania to Host the 2016 National Adult Protective Services Association Conference

 The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has announced that it will host the 27th annual National Adult Protective Services Association...


Dec 08, 2015, 14:15 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne Named to National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) Board of Directors

 During the recent re-organizational meeting of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD), Pennsylvania...


Dec 01, 2015, 13:30 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Reminds Older Pennsylvanians that Medicare Annual Enrollment Ends December 7th

Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne is reminding older Pennsylvanians today that Medicare's annual open enrollment period ends next week, on December...


Oct 15, 2015, 13:35 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Informs Older Pennsylvanians of Medicare Annual Enrollment

 Today, Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne advised older Pennsylvanians that the Medicare annual enrollment period begins on Thursday, October...


Mar 17, 2015, 11:27 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Presents Excellence in Nutrition and Best Practice Awards

In honor of National Nutrition Month, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging today recognized individuals and organizations that are dedicated to...


Dec 31, 2014, 10:29 ET PA Department of Aging Receives Grant for Volunteer Initiatives

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has received a Performance Improvement and Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human...


Nov 13, 2014, 14:15 ET Department of Aging Launches Video to Mark National Family Caregivers Month and Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

The Department of Aging today released a video to recognize caregivers as part of National Family Caregivers and National Alzheimer's Disease...


Oct 08, 2014, 11:50 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Celebrates Pharmaceutical Assistance Program's 30th Anniversary

 The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Program...


Oct 01, 2014, 13:15 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Offers Training Aimed at Advocating for the Rights of Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities

 The Pennsylvania Department of Aging and its Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to observe Residents' Rights...


Sep 26, 2014, 10:49 ET Department of Aging Accepting Champions of Older Workers Award Nominations

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is seeking nominations for the annual Champions of Older Workers Award, which recognizes employers in the...


Sep 24, 2014, 14:09 ET Pennsylvania Department of Aging Holds Alzheimer's Forum

The Department of Aging today held its first stakeholder gathering following Governor Corbett's acceptance of the Pennsylvania State Plan for...


Sep 15, 2014, 11:20 ET Department of Aging Recognizes Adult Day Services Week

Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed Sept. 14-20 as Adult Day Services Week in Pennsylvania, Secretary of Aging Brian Duke announced today. Adult...