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Assistance for Seniors

Pittsburgh Directories

  • PA 2-1-1 Southwest
    Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Southwest, the free human service hotline operated by United Way, is professionally staffed 24/7 in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. Call 211 (or 888-553-5778) for help with human services and community resources.
  • City of Pittsburgh: Healthy Active Living
    Information on programs for persons 60 and over, including the city's 14 senior community centers, which also provide lunch.

Pittsburgh Region

  • Allegheny County Department of Human Services: Older Adults
    The Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging (ACAAA) offers programs and services for older adults ranging from the more independent to those who are frail and require assistance to remain at home.
  • Asbury Heights/United Methodist Services for the Aging
    Asbury Heights is a faith-based, non-profit comprehensive retirement community located in Mt. Lebanon.
  • Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania
    offers skilled and intermediate nursing care for health care, residential, and supportive services to over 300 on the Mt. Lebanon campus and within the community.
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
    The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) provides on free loan recorded books and magazines, equipment to play the recordings, large print books, and described videos.
  • Catholic Charities: Senior Services
    Provides a number of resources for seniors in the Catholic tradition of caring and compassion.
  • Concordia Lutheran Ministries
    A senior care provider in Western Pennsylvania that offers adult day services, assisted living, home care, hospice services, medical services, rehabilitation services, retirement living, skilled nursing, and tele-caregivers.
  • Eastern Area Adult Services
    Serving the eastern part of Allegheny County, Eastern Area Adult Services provides support to older people and caregivers in the city of Pittsburgh and 30 surrounding communities.
  • Elder-Ado Inc.
    Elder-Ado is a private non-profit social service agency serving consumers sixty years of age or older in the South Pittsburgh Area neighborhoods of Beltzhoover, Bon-Air, Carrick, Knoxville, and Mt. Oliver.
  • Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) of Southwestern PA is a nonsectarian network of 45 diverse religious congregations throughout Allegheny County whose volunteers are recruited, trained, mobilized and supported to assist the vulnerable and frail elderly in their neighborhoods with many of the tasks of daily living.
  • Jewish Association on Aging
    The mission of the JAA is to offer a comprehensive network of social, residential, rehabilitation, medical and nutritional services that are developed and implemented in accordance with Jewish values.
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
    provides a wide variety of programs for the community.
  • Jewish Family and Childrens Service: Older Adult Services
    Their Older Adult Services program is designed to enable the elderly to maintain their independence while providing a support system for their special needs, including care management and assessment and direct services such as in-home care.
  • Lemington Community Services
    Lemington Community Services is located in Pittsburgh’s East End at Cornerstone Baptist Church and provides adults 60 years and older with a variety of services, programs, and activities that support independent living.
  • LifeSpan
    LifeSpan is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) Social Service Agency, dedicated to serving older adults and their families in the southern region of Allegheny County.
  • Lutheran Senior Life
    Lutheran SeniorLife is western Pennsylvania's premier provider of senior living and health care communities.
  • Lutheran Service Society of Western Pennsylvania
    The Lutheran Service Society (LSS) of Western Pennsylvania is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, community-based provider of social services, including services for the elderly, such as senior community centers and Meals on Wheels.
  • Meals on Wheels
    Through its 78 affiliated kitchens, Lutheran Service Society is the largest single provider of Meals On Wheels in southwestern Pennsylvania, serving 2.2 million individual meals to over 8,000 recipients each year.
  • Presbyterian SeniorCare (PSC)
    Presbyterian SeniorCare (PSC) is a non-profit regional network of living and care options for older adults and/or persons with disabilities located throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging
    covering Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties. Providing referral services, legal services, community living arrangements to the elderly and assistance to their caregivers.
  • Squirrel Hill-Shadyside-Greenfield Meals on Wheels
    Delivers meals to the aging, the ill and individuals with special needs who live in Squirrel Hill and parts of Shadyside, Greenfield, Oakland and Point Breeze and who cannot shop or cook for themselves.
  • University of Pittsburgh / UPMC: Institute on Aging
    The Institute on Aging provides assistance to family members and caregivers of older adults to help them overcome the challenges of providing care for a loved one. Through a comprehensive website and 24-hour information and service referral telephone number (1-866-430-8742), the Institute offers non-emergency assistance to link family members and caregivers with needed services and resources in the community.
  • Ursuline Senior Services
    Ursuline Senior Services serves the senior community of the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area by providing an array of human services designed to meet the varied needs of our different consumers.
  • Vintage Senior Services, Inc.
    Provider of adult day services and comprehensive senior center services



United States

  • Administration on Aging
    US Dept of Health and Human Services
  • Benefits Checkup
    a free, easy-to-use service that will identify federal and state assistance programs for older Americans from the National Council On the Aging.
  • Meals on Wheels Assocation of America
    Representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs
    • Find a Meal
      Input your zipcode to find a Meals on Wheels program in your neighborhood.
  • PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute)
    PHI works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care—by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care. Our goal is to ensure caring, stable relationships between consumers and workers, so that both may live with dignity, respect and independence.
  • Senior Living Map
    This free search engine maps 32,146 senior and assisted living facilities by zip code. The information comes from state departments of health and human services and it does not provide information about the facilities directly.
  • Social Security Online
    The official website of the US Social Security Administration