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How to Support the Health and Housing Needs of our Nation’s Senior Population?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Washington, D.C. – The number of older adults (65+) in Pennsylvania reached 2.1 million in 2014—that’s one in six people—making it the fifth-highest in the United States. And Philadelphia has the most senior citizens among the nation’s ten largest cities. This dramatic growth will place unprecedented stress on the way communities will be able to support aging in place for its residents over the long-term. On Tuesday, January 26, former U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz will join local and national leaders for a public forum at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) to discuss ways to support the health and housing needs of our country’s expanding senior population. The event is co-hosted by PCA and the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).

Local seniors will also share their personal stories during the event. Find a complete list of panels and speakers here.


Allyson Schwartz
Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania
Co-Chair, BPC Senior Health & Housing Task Force

Mel Martinez
Former U.S. Senator (R-FL) & Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Co-Chair, BPC Senior Health & Housing Task Force

Brian Hudson, Sr.
Executive Director & CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Jennifer Burnett
Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services


Senior Health and Housing Regional Forum in Philadelphia


Tuesday, January 26, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET


Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
642 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130