We, members of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging (SWPPA), write out of grave concern over Governor Wolf’s proposal to consolidate the Department of Aging with three other state departments: Health, Human Services, and Drug and Alcohol.
SWPPA is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults in 10 counties in southwest Pennsylvania. Our 300+ members serve over a million older adults. Members include older adults, providers of services, for profit and nonprofit businesses, government entities, universities, and community members. SWPPA acts as a neutral forum for education, collaboration and the formulation of policy recommendations for older adults and those with disabilities. This letter reflects our thoughtful discussion and deliberation about the proposed change in state departmental organization.
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SWPPA response Governor Wolf’s proposal