Pittston, PA, sits beside the Susquehanna River, near Wilkes-Barre and became known during the Age of Anthracite as a coal producer. Today, 7,755 people call the city home, and 16.7% of them are aged 65 and older. These seniors can visit the Pittston senior center for informative programs, exercise, arts, and other activities and services. To serve those in the community who need help with the tasks of daily living, there are two assisted living centers in Pittston and 14 more in nearby communities.
In Pittston and the rest of Pennsylvania, the Department of Aging, Office of Long-Term Living, Division of Licensing oversees assisted living residences (ALRs), as assisted living facilities are known in the state.