Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Bravo for expanding the property tax/rent rebate program. Now let’s find a better way to fund it.

BY: - August 18, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro and members of the General Assembly are taking a victory lap around Pennsylvania touting the expansion of the commonwealth’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program.  There’s a great deal more to this legislation than the expansion of a popular program for low-to-middle income seniors, however. It speaks to the use of lottery […]

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We’re older than we used to be, especially in these states | Analysis

BY: - June 28, 2023

As states age, the need for senior-friendly health care and housing grows; Pa. among ranks of oldest states.

Nursing home workers authorize strikes statewide; extra funding on Harrisburg priority list

BY: - June 21, 2021

Employees at 12 Pennsylvania nursing homes voted to authorize strikes this week, citing low pay and short staffing, as closed-door negotiations wear on in Harrisburg on how to spend $7.3 billion in federal COVID-19 aid. The more than 1,000 nurses and caregivers, from Lancaster and Wilkes-Barre to Oil City, are taking the strike votes after […]


A second look: Diving into Pa.’s State Plan on Aging | Ray E. Landis

BY: - December 10, 2020

Here is a look at the highlights of what else Pennsylvania has determined are priorities for older Pennsylvanians over the next four years. 


Pittsburgh is redefining what it means to grow old. Pennsylvania needs to follow suit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - February 14, 2020

Our elected officials at the state level must take a closer look at the success of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh and recognize the need for similar conversations to occur in more communities.


Feb. 22 is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day | Capital-Star letters

BY: - February 14, 2020

Get yourself checked or encourage a loved one to get their heart checked. It could save a life. 


Let’s prioritize Medical assistance for vulnerable seniors  | Opinion

BY: - January 29, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf and Pa. lawmkaers must make compassionate care for seniors a cornerstone of the coming debate over the 2020-21 state budget.


Wolf, lawmakers need to remember non-profit nursing homes during budget season | Opinion

BY: - April 15, 2019

Pennsylvania is failing to keep pace with health care inflation as it ramps up regulations (and costs) on even the best of our not-for-profit nursing facilities.