2022 Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians Guide Released

Older Pennsylvanians are sometimes unaware of the resources available to them and those who may be caring for them. These older citizens are often eligible for a plethora of local and state resources but lack the knowledge on how to apply for programs. 

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres has announced the release of the 2022 Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians, the commonwealth's premier guide for information and resources serving older adults on the state and local level. 

Some of the topics included in the book are: Insurance, Legal Services, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Protective Services.

This year's book also features an expanded section on housing programs with details on Shared Housing and Resource Exchange (SHARE) and Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO).

Individuals can obtain the 2022 Benefits and Rights book at their county Area Agency on Aging (in Delaware County that would be COSA-who also has Spanish versions available) or the office of their state senator and representative. The book can also be viewed and downloaded online on the department's website. 


Posted 6/3/22