(PITTSBURGH) August 2, 2012 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today proudly announced that The Milken Institute ranked Pittsburgh 10th on its first "Best Cities for Successful Aging" index, which measures the success of how individual cities address the needs of older Americans and their aspirations for staying vital, healthy and engaged. Criteria included access to and quality of health care, wellness activities, housing needs, transportation, employment opportunities and community engagement. Pittsburgh – ranked 10th in the top 100 large metros – was singled out for its affordable living, relatively low crime rate, large senior community and available activities.
“From youths to seniors, the City provides quality care, engaging activities and helpful programs to ensure that Pittsburgh is a great place for everyone to live,” Ravenstahl said. “Senior residents are a cherished part of our communities. By providing neighborhood-based volunteer initiatives like ‘Snow Angels,’ in addition to the numerous programs offered through our Healthy Active Living Centers, we continue to prioritize the safety and quality of life of Pittsburgh’s senior population.”
The City of Pittsburgh is one of the largest providers of senior independent living services in the country. With 14 Healthy Active Living Centers, 8,000 registered seniors and an extensive list of programs and services, the City’s senior population is active and engaged. From health and fitness programs, to transportation and activities, to computer training and adult enrichment programs - many opportunities are available to the City’s senior population. Surveys show that seniors are happy, too. An impressive 99 percent of participants would recommend the Centers, and 96 percent rate the services as “good to excellent.”
Find information about programs and Center locations here.
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687