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The time is right to build a national model for senior care right here in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - May 24, 2023

There is a tremendous opportunity to help all aging services providers and their employees build a comprehensive senior care system.

Pa. House panel moves forward on Gov. Shapiro’s plan to update property tax relief program

BY: - May 23, 2023

Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program provides financial breathing room for hundreds of thousands of older and disabled residents to pay their bills and stay in their homes, lawmakers and advocates told the House Finance Committee on Monday.  But in the 16 years since the program’s enabling legislation, the Taxpayer Relief act, was last […]

Pa. long-term care facilities to share in $14.2M to ease staffing crunch | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 29, 2023

The money from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention comes at a pivotal time for the industry.

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Medicare Advantage saved my life | Opinion

BY: - February 27, 2023

For seniors like me on a fixed income, this is life-changing coverage.

Pa. Rep. Lee, HHS Secretary Becerra talk senior health care at Pittsburgh roundtable

BY: - February 15, 2023

'You’re one of the quiet heroes in America,' Becerra told a woman who's her mother's main caregiver.

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is an exercise class that improves seniors’ strength and flexibility to reduce th eir risk of falling. (Christina Saint Louis/KHN)

Rural seniors are benefiting from pandemic-driven remote fitness boom

BY: - January 16, 2023

When the pandemic began, senior service agencies hustled to rework health classes to include virtual options for older adults. Now that isolation has ended, virtual classes remain. For seniors in rural areas, those classes have broadened access to supervised physical activity.


Here’s how the Shapiro administration can best help older Pennsylvanians | Ray E. Landis

BY: - January 8, 2023

A new beginning in the executive and legislative branches provides an opportunity for a dramatic shift in focus.


How old is too old to run for president? The answer isn’t cut and dried | Ray Landis

BY: - December 4, 2022

That decision should be based on how best to move the United States forward – not on the date on a birth certificate.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

That giant Social Security cost-of-living bump underlines the need to fix it | Ray E. Landis

BY: - October 23, 2022

If the opponents of Social Security insist on labeling it an entitlement, let’s take a small step in that direction.


Why can’t we get a handle on scams targeting the elderly? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - September 11, 2022

Older adults, who are more used to face-to-face interactions, are particularly vulnerable.

Casey urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to safeguard seniors against payment app scams

BY: - September 6, 2022

Citing an increase in scams involving peer-to-peer payment apps during the pandemic, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to increase protections for those who use the services. Apps such as Venmo, Zelle, CashApp and PayPal  have become more popular, and are increasingly being used by scammers to defraud older […]


The three things the Pa. Legislature did in 2021 to help older Pennsylvanians | Ray E. Landis

BY: - January 4, 2022

From tele-health to broadband expansion, lawmakers advanced critical pieces of legislation.