Older adults in Allegheny County have made and continue to make great contributions to our community. DHS makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years.
From senior community centers, to in-home services, to finding alternatives to nursing home care, all of these services can be discussed by calling the DHS AAA SeniorLine at 412-350-5460 or sending an email to: SeniorLine@alleghenycounty.us.
Learn more about how to report the neglect or abuse of older adults, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
This section provides detailed information about these topics and more.
Hypothermia is a serious risk that can happen easily if conditions are right. Learn what you can do to stay safe.
Warming center hours
There is a list of centers open during severe weather on the DHS Warming Tips page.
Duquesne Light warns of telephone scam demanding payment
Duquesne Light does NOT request payment over the phone. Please take a moment to report suspicious calls to their customer service center at 1-888-393-7100.
Senior Citizens Warned About 'Robocalls' For Medical Alert Equipment
The state Attorney General [has] issued a warning to older Pennsylvanians about a recent spike in so-called “robocalls” designed to deceitfully obtain billing information to charge $35 a month for purported monitoring services that may be unnecessary.
Other scams and information
View videos with content of interest to older adults and those who love them.
Older Drivers - Is it still safe to drive?
AAA Senior Driver
You can take a confidential, interactive driving evaluation on this website. The results could help you drive more safely and for a longer period of time. NOTE: The page may take a few minutes to appear.
Websites of interest - Older adults
The National Institutes of Health has an online resource for older drivers and families seeking information on an often sensitive topic.