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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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Parks to walk their dogs. Easy transportation
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Philadelphia is age friendly to me because this is a place where my family started.
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I feel the city of Philadelphia is a great place to become an business owner or to start a new life if you're planning marriage or having children if you would like your children experiencing city life if you're planning on going to school there are some great schools to further your education the city have everything you're looking for great food entertainment the diversity is amazing so many cultures.
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My community is not very age friendly. There are no close by supermarkets, there is limited transportation for the older adults, most of the doctor offices and pharmacies are a distance from public transportation.

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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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