Senior Support Coalition

There's No Place Like Home...

Senior Support CoalitionThe 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 initially 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 purpose 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 homes for as long as possible. See the following list of member organizations, or view the list in the Resource Directory.


Ray Landis
Advocacy Representative

30 N Third Street, Suite 750
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 717-237-6482
Alternate Phone: 866-389-5654
Fax: 717-236-4078
AARP Website
Email Ray Landis

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
Alternate Phone: 800-272-3900
Fax: 717-651-5066
Alzheimer's Association Website
Email Leah Kithcart

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
Alternate Phone: 800-356-3606
Fax: 215-545-5372
CARIE Website
Email Diane A. Menio

PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A)

Crystal Lowe
Executive Director

PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging
525 South 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717-541-4214
Fax: 717-541-4217
P4A Website
Email Crystal Lowe

PA Adult Day Services Association (PADSA)

Susan Nirschel

2525 Railroad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-281-7244, ext. 247
Fax: 412-281-9333
PADSA Website
Email Susan Nirschel

PA Association for Senior Centers

Senator Roy C. Afflerbach, Retired

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

PA Homecare Association (PHA)

Vicki Hoak
Executive Director

Pennsylvania Homecare Association
20 Erford Road, Suite 115
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Phone: 717-975-9448, ext. 28
Alternate Phone: 800-382-1211, ext. 28
Fax: 717-975-9456
PHA Website

Email Vicki Hoak