PA Lottery Funds Local Programs for Older Residents
The PA Lottery provides funds for 52 Area Agencies on Aging, which cover all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. These agencies serve as local representatives for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and offer a variety of services to older residents, including:
assessments and program referrals;
health insurance counseling;
ombudsman services and legal assistance;
protective services; and
Visit the Department of Aging's website to find an Area Agency on Aging near you. To find a Pennsylvania Senior center near you, visit the Pennsylvania Senior Centers website at www.paseniorcenters.org or call 717-783-1550 for more information.
In 2010-11, the Lottery contributed more than $243 million to the 52 Area Agencies on Aging. These funds helped the AAAs to provide about 8 million meals served at senior centers and delivered to seniors’ homes. On average last year, the Pennsylvania Lottery helped provide more than 22,800 hot meals for older residents, every day.
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