Age-Friendly City

Age-Friendly Lancaster City is an opportunity to bring people of all ages together to rethink our neighborhoods and take action to make them more inclusive and respectful of every generation. By aligning with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities and Communities’ Framework, Lancaster is joining forward focused cities across the United States and around the world.



According to the Lancaster County Office of Aging’s Four Year Area Plan, in Lancaster County the proportion of individuals over 60 years old has been rising gradually for 15 or more years, and will continue to do so through 2060, due in part largely to the aging baby boomer population.  


Lancaster City, ranking eighth in population among the cities of Pennsylvania, has a population of 58,981 people, as of the 2020 census; 9.8% of residents are ages 65+.

Age-Friendly City Action Plan

Age-Friendly Lancaster City connects people and possibilities to ensure city residents can continue to live in healthy homes and neighborhoods as they age. This initiative builds on what Lancaster already does well for older adults and will continue to make Lancaster an attractive place for all ages to thrive. The “Age Friendly City Action Plan” was completed in December 2021.

Trash & Recycling Discount

The City of Lancaster offers a reduced rate for trash and recycling service to seniors in our community. The 20% discount is available for seniors who both own and reside in the property. You must be 65 or older to be eligible. If only one of the owner/occupants of a property is aged 65 or older, you still qualify.