Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Action Plan Download
Allegheny County, along with the city of Pittsburgh, developed its action plan with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging. Their action plan commits the county to improving access to transportation, housing, pedestrian safety and recreational activities for its older adult population. The plan also has a particular commitment to fostering aging in place, with an emphasis on housing for older adults and middle-income residents who have limited financial resources but do not qualify for income-restricted units.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingConduct a housing stock assessment with emphasis on older adults and middle-income residents with limited financial resources who do not quality for income-restricted units.
Outdoor SpacesCommission murals representing caregiving and caregivers.
Social ParticipationOffer senior center programming in visible, public settings to be more inclusive of people of all ages.
Progress Report Download
Pittsburgh and Allegheny County's age-friendly progress report focuses on three primary areas: improving access to transportation and housing options, combatting social isolation and loneliness through intergenerational connection, and empowering people of all ages and abilities through continued innovation. The community has expanded and upgraded its pedestrian infrastructure, advocated for a complete streets policy, and developed an online tool to help residents better navigate their transportation options. Greater Pittsburgh has also engaged in a series of workshops on neighborhood-level age-friendly community building, developing a replicable toolkit that can be used all across the region. In response to the challenges of COVID-19, age-friendly partners teamed up to use paratransit vehicles to move food and supplies, delivering more than 50,000 meals and 5,000 boxes of PPE.