County Human Services

Senior Support Coalition

There's No Place Like Home...

senior support coalition ssc

The Senior Support Coalition is a voluntary organization of community based, in-home, long term care associations, seniors, caregivers, and consumer advocates working toward a pair of common and important goals.

Preserving the dignity of Pennsylvania's older residents by providing them with choices as to where they age and ensuring that they have the necessary supports to remain within their own homes in their community.

Relieving the Pennsylvania taxpayer of senior care costs by preserving the use of Lottery monies for home based community and in-home care services. The Lottery legislation was intially enacted in 1972 for the express purpose of helping seniors to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. The Senior Support Coalition believes that pupose should be maintained and urges the Administration and the Legislature to stop shifting funds from the Lottery revenues to institutional care and other general fund expenses.

"There's no place like home" is a slogan seniors take very seriously. In survey after survey they repeatedly say that they would rather receive help in their own homes from their family and community services than be relocated to a long term care facility.

The Pennsylvania Senior Support Coalition is dedicated to fulfilling the request of our seniors by providing community and in-home services necessary to permit seniors to remain in their own home for as long as possible. See below for a list of member organizations:

Ray Landis
Advocacy Representative
30 N. Third Street, Suite 750
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 237-6482
Fax: (717) 236-4078

Alzheimer's Association of PA
Leah Kithcart
Public Policy Coordinator
Alzheimer's Association
3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 205
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 651-5020, ext. 124
Fax:(717) 651-5066

Center for Advocacy for the Rights
and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
Diane A. Menio
Executive Director
Center for Advocacy for the RIghts
and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
100 S. Broad Street
1500 Land Title Building
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Phone: (215) 545-5728
Fax: (215) 545-5372

PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Crystal Lowe
Executive Director
PA Association of Area Agencies on
525 South 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: (717) 541-4214
Fax: (717) 541-4217

PA Adult Day Services Association
Susan Nirschel
2525 Railroad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 281-7244 Ext. 247
Fax: 412) 281-9333

PA Association for Senior Centers
Senator Roy C. Afflerbach, Ret.
The Afflerbach Group, LLC
1449-51 W. Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18102-3658
Phone: (610) 351-7514
Fax: (717) 754-0205

PA Homecare Association
Vicki Hoak
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Homecare Association
20 Erford Road, Suite 115
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Phone: (717) 975-9448, ext. 28
1-800-382-1211, ext. 28
Fax: 717) 975-9456