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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: [email protected]
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We are the City of Brotherly Love
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The community is somewhat age friendly because I feel like there should be better schools in the area and reasonable houses for rent. Me as a single mother of two sons it hard to work when things are so expensive nowadays. The transportation I feel like the buses should be running a little later than what they have been running, especially on the weekends.
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It's friendly age place due to the resources like buses, stores, ,schools, unlimited amount of resources and people but sometimes there can be crime in some areas
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I am near Temple University and also 7 minutes from the orange line,collage kids and goers are always visible in my community
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A lot of poor people on the street

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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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