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Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863

The Philadelphia Corporation on Aging has a mission to 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. Services Include:
  1. Protective Services: PCA’s Older Adult Protective Services’ role is to help detect, prevent, reduce or eliminate: Self-neglect, Neglect by a caregiver, Physical, sexual or psychological abuse, Misuse of the older adult’s money or personal property, Abandonment
  2. Emergency Services: Emergency programs can help seniors with food, housing and utilities; and help victims of crime.
  3. Care at Home: Home-based care can enable individuals to stay in their own homes, and remain independent.

 
 
 
Contacts642 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3424
Phone: 215-765-9000
Email: info@pcaCares.org
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B+

How did Pennsylvania earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Pennsylvania has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Pennsylvania does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Pennsylvania has an effective property tax rate of 1.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Pennsylvania earned its state tax grade of B+.

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Some places encourage seniors to get involved with community actives
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Some of the neighbors are very loud, especially at night during the spring/ summer.
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well I believe that North Philadelphia is very age friendly! From the elderly that I speak to in the morning on my way to work, the children that play up and down the side walks with each other all the way to the younger generation that hangs together playing music and talking. We have playgrounds, parks, recreation centers that have events for all ages, public swimming pools. There is something in my neighborhood for all ages to enjoy and we enjoy each other no matter what age you are.
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My community is very well kelp I live in a private sitting no hanging on the corners neighborhood is fun and friendly
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My neighborhood sometimes respect they elders an than you have some people who just don't care.

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Taxes

B+

How did Pennsylvania earn the grade of B+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Pennsylvania has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Pennsylvania does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Pennsylvania has an effective property tax rate of 1.55%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Pennsylvania earned its state tax grade of B+.

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