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PHILADELPHIA CORPORATION FOR AGING

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Hunger
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors

Location

642 NORTH BROAD STREETPHILADELPHIA, PA 19130 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.

Description

A private nonprofit organization founded in 1973, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), is the fourth largest in a nationwide network of Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), and the largest in Pennsylvania. Brought into being by the federal Older Americans Act, these AAAs are mandated to "facilitate the area-wide development and implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated system for providing long-term care in home and community-based settings, in a manner responsive to the needs and preferences of older individuals and their family caregivers." PCA carries out this mission through advocacy, fund administration, planning, program development and service coordination.

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