FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. –The number of older adults (65+) in Pennsylvania reached 2.1 million in 2014 – that’s one in six people- making it the fifth-highest in the United States. And Philadelphia has the most senior citizens among the nation’s ten largest cities. This dramatic growth will place unprecedented stress on the way communities will be able to support aging in place for its residents over the long-term. On Wednesday, March 23, former Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz will join local and national leaders for a public forum at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) to discuss ways to support the health and housing needs of our country’s expanding senior population. The event is co-hosted by PCA and the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Local seniors will also share their personal stories during the event.
9AM–10AM: Before the forum, leaders will tour NewCourtland’s Allegheny Senior Community, which supports aging in place by combining affordable housing with healthcare and supportive services. Guests will visit NewCourtland’s LIFE Center, 60-unit apartment building, and senior center, all located on the same 5.5 acre campus in North Philadelphia (1900 W. Allegheny Avenue).
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