A world-class healthcare system, low-cost transportation, traditional communities with affordable housing and an array of social service agencies are just some of the amenities that attract and keep seniors in the area. (Those are just some of the reasons why Sperling's Best Places identified Pittsburgh as one of its Top Ten Cities for Seniors in 2006.) But most of all, many seniors say their neighbors make the difference—long-time friends taking care of each and welcoming newcomers into their communities.
And there are many different communities-from apartment complexes to independent living developments, assisted living and nursing homes to specialty care facilities.
Also, for listings of apartments, townhomes, and other rental properties, check out Apartment Finder, Apartments For Rent, and the Apartment Rental Guide. These publications also include maps of the area, pet-friendly properties and lists of amenities.
There is much to do for seniors who live in the region. Meet your peers at one of the area's senior centers. Join a club. Volunteer with one of our many not-for-profit organizations. Or play some Bingo- the game was actually created by Hugh J. Ward in Pittsburgh in the early 1920s.
With one of the highest senior populations in the country, the Pittsburgh region offers many amenities to its senior residents. For a list of senior services and other resources, review the Allegheny County Senior Resource Guide, a 100-page publication created by Pittsburgh Senior News in cooperation with Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging. Or see the Senior Citizen's Guide to Pittsburgh.
External Senior Services Resources
An initiative of the state Joint Committee on Senior Centers, comprised of members of the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers and the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging, with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
Listing of regional and national senior centers on the Carnegie Library's website.
RSVP helps people 55 years of age and older put their skills and life experience to assist others in their communities and to increase their own personal satisfaction and enrichment. Through Senior Corps' programs, more than a half million seniors are engaged in tens of thousands of sites across the country.
The Senior Citizen's Guide to Pittsburgh is designed to help older adults and those with aging parents or spouses find housing, health, financial, travel, entertainment, consumer services, and other senior-related resources in the City of Pittsburgh, as well as Allegheny County.