Embracing Aging

Embracing Aging in York, PA
Our Work Embracing Aging

Embracing Aging: Making York County a Great Place to Age!

Embracing Aging is a long-term initiative that focuses on improving how people experience aging in York County, PA.  To accomplish this, we work to improve attitudes on aging and reduce barriers to aging well.  We want to help York County be a welcoming, safe, appropriate, and adaptable place to age.


Free of misconceptions about aging; increased appreciation of the wisdom, experience, social influence, and economic impact of older adults.


Deliberately accessible and inclusive to people of all abilities and mobility.


Refrains from “one size fits all” solutions and offers options that are based on function rather than a person’s age.


Creativity and flexibility are applied to products, goods, services, events, and opportunities to best meet the life needs of older adults.

York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund supports Embracing Aging, which began with the vision of one woman, Anna Gardner, who died in 1913 and gifted her estate to help care for older women in the community.  We are honored to carry on her legacy over 100 years later!

YCCF’s Managing Director of Embracing Aging, Cathy Bollinger, is available to speak locally, regionally and nationally on a variety of topics, including creating age-friendly communities and dismantling ageism.

Want to Get Involved?

To learn more about our Embracing Aging Initiative, please contact:

Lise Levin
Vice President for Community Investment
Cathy Bollinger
Managing Director of Embracing Aging
Layla Boyce
Grants and Scholarship Program Administrator