Author Archives: Michael Hanisco

Community Educational Meeting Schedule Announced for Community HealthChoices

To learn more about CHC, you are invited to a community meeting to hear about the program and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Save the Dates: Regional Conference on Aging scheduled for September 26-28

The 2018 Regional Conference on Aging, presented by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), will be held at its offices, 642 North Broad St. in Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 26through Friday, September 28. The conference will offer 30 workshops over three days centered on clinical programs, public policy issues and resources for professionals who work with older adults.

Enjoy corn with tomatoes and herbs, a tasty summer side dish, at your next cookout or family gathering

This classic summer side dish is easy to prepare and provides a way to enjoy produce that’s in season this month

Annual PCA Gala raises $180,000 for Philadelphia Fund for Seniors

The theme for this year’s event was A Warm & Easy Caribbean Night. Throughout the event, guests were treated to the sights and sounds of the Caribbean, complete with a steel drum band and island-inspired drinks and appetizers.

Free farmers’ market vouchers available for income-eligible Philadelphia seniors

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will begin distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) produce vouchers Monday, June 25, as part of an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Eligible Philadelphia seniors can receive $20 worth of vouchers (four vouchers, each valued at $5) that can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at certified Farmers’ Markets throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Longest-tenured PCA employee to retire: Saying good-bye to David Nevison

After 43 years and eight months of service to PCA and the seniors of Philadelphia, Nevison will retire at the end of June at the age of 76.

Health brief: LGBT seniors at higher risk for cancer, heart disease, depression

The higher risks for the aging LGBT community can be attributed to a number of factors, including discrimination in health care.

Cultures unite at Northeast senior center

With many of its members hailing from foreign lands, the center is reminiscent of a mini-United Nations. The center takes pride in its diversity.

United Way grants $14M to fight intergenerational poverty, cuts funding for seniors

The United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey has granted $4.1 million to 122 nonprofits, with a narrower focus on fighting intergenerational poverty. More than $600,000 in funding was eliminated for organizations that provided seniors with energy assistance programs, transportation, emergency food and shelter, assistance with benefits and entitlements, and health screenings.