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Philadelphia has a lot to recommend it as a retirement location, despite its frigid winter weather. It’s one of the healthiest and most walkable cities for seniors, and there’s plenty of history and culture to keep you entertained. If you’re new to the city, planning to relocate, or want to help a family member who lives there, our new Philadelphia Senior Care and Services page is a helpful guide. has brought together listings and reviews for Philadelphia-area senior living communities and home-care services, tips on choosing service providers and professionals like tax planners, suggestions for fun things to do around the city, and more.

Make yourself at home in senior-friendly Philadelphia

One of the best perks for Philly residents of a certain age is using the city’s public transportation system for free. (In-state regional rail trips cost $1 for seniors.) The senior services section of the Philadelphia city guide also shows you some of the most popular things to do around the city, volunteer opportunities, senior-friendly workplaces for your second career, veterans’ support groups, and delivery and chore services to free up more of your time. This section also has information about Philadelphia senior centers, hospitals, and rehab facilities.

Find specialist professionals for relocation and estate planning

Learn about Philadelphia’s best neighborhoods for retirees, how to choose a senior real estate professional, and where to find a financial advisor all in the Philly city guide’s retirement planning section. There’s also information about the cost of living in the city, an overview of Philadelphia’s demographics, and tips on experiencing the city like a local.

Get local help with benefit applications and claims

The Philadelphia city guide’s section on financial assistance can help you apply for Medicaid, find housing and healthcare programs, find local Social Security offices, and get help with Medicare. This section also has information about support groups and other services for local family caregivers. There’s also a mini-guide to popular attractions in the city that are free or offer admission discounts to seniors.

Find help and support for aging in place in Philadelphia

Most of us would prefer to live at home for as long as possible, and sometimes we need a little help to do that. In the Philadelphia guide’s caregiving section, you’ll find price ranges for local in-home care and tips on choosing the right kind of care for your needs. For family caregivers, there’s also information on support groups, respite care, and day programs.

See your Philadelphia senior living options

If you’d prefer an active retirement community, or if a family member needs assisted living or long-term care, the senior living section of the Philly guide can help you understand what each living option involves, how to choose, and how much you can expect to pay for different types of senior living.

Find more resources on the Philadelphia Senior Care and Services page. If you’d like to leave reviews or see detailed pricing information, you can create a free account.

Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance writer whose childhood was made awesome by her grandmothers, great-grandmother, great-aunts and -uncles, and their friends.


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