The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is seeking input in the development of Pennsylvania’s Master Plan for Older Adults – a 10-year plan that will be designed to help transform the infrastructure and coordination of services for all older Pennsylvanians. The Master Plan will also reflect the needs and preferences of this population to live where they choose and access the supports they need to thrive and age in place.
The department remains committed to ensuring that Pennsylvanians of all sexual orientations and gender identities are able to grow older with access to resources and services that are inclusive, culturally sensitive, and LGBTQ+-affirming. As part of this commitment, the Department invites you to attend its Master Plan for Older Adults Virtual Town Hall for LGBTQ+ communities on Wednesday, August 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The town hall will provide an opportunity for LGBTQ+ community members, caregivers and service providers of LGBTQ+ older adults, and stakeholders of LGBTQ+ services to learn more about the plan, how the department will develop the plan, and what attendees believe should be incorporated into the plan.
This event will also be a forum for LGBTQ+ older Pennsylvanians and those with disabilities to share their experiences, concerns, and suggestions for improving the delivery of aging services to LGBTQ+ communities. The department also wants to hear from providers about their successes with implementing LGBTQ+ culturally-competent, age-friendly programming. Feedback gained from this town hall will strengthen the Master Plan for Older Adults and efforts within the aging services network to become more responsive to the needs of LGBTQ+ communities.
No fee to attend, but registration is required.
If you have questions, email AgingPlan@pa.gov.