Author Archives: Michael Hanisco

Free farmers’ market vouchers available for income-eligible seniors beginning June 25

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.