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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Empowering seniors to take charge of their health

More than 250,000 Philadelphia seniors are living with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and heart disease. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) offers free workshops at community sites to help adults 60-plus learn to manage their symptoms, maximize their independence and improve their quality of life.

Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA offers April 12 training on serving Latino seniors

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging will present a free training for social workers and volunteers serving Latino and other older adults, on Thursday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Taller Puertorriqueno, 2600 N. 5th St. in Philadelphia. The event will include continental breakfast, lunch and free on-site parking. Presentation topics will include “Defeating Malnutrition Among […]

Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA’s David Nevison receives 2018 ASA Award

David Nevison, M.S.S., M.B.A., Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) chief planning, development and government relations officer, was honored with the 2018 ASA Award by the American Society on Aging. Nevison received the award during the society’s 2018 Aging in America Conference held March 25-29 in San Francisco.

Posted By Marcia Siegal

Support Team PCA in the April 21 Walk Against Hunger

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will sponsor a team at the Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, April 21. An annual Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger fundraising event, the walk will take place at Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way in South Philadelphia, beginning at 10 a.m. It benefits area organizations, soup kitchens and food pantries fighting hunger. Funds raised by Team PCA will be donated to the food portion of the PCA Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians.

A woman paints at KleinLife: Northeast (Photo by Linda L. Riley)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Seeking senior artists

Each year in honor of Older Americans Month in May, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s “Celebrate Arts & Aging” showcases the achievements and creativity of older artists. Artists are invited to submit works for the celebration. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 23. Work must have been created in the past three years by an individual age 55 or older. Each person may submit one work for consideration.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Fighting senior malnutrition

By Alicia M. Colombo

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) recently joined the Defeat Malnutrition Today Coalition, a national group of more than 65 organizations and other stakeholders working to defeat malnutrition in older adults. Specifically, the coalition seeks to garner wider recognition of malnutrition as a key indicator and vital sign of older adult health risk and to work to intervene before malnutrition becomes detrimental to seniors’ health.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Artists invited to submit works for “Celebrate Arts & Aging” exhibits

Seniors are invited to submit works of art for PCA’s Celebrate Arts & Aging exhibition in May for Older Americans Month. The deadline for submission is March 23.

Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA to present ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will present a senior education event, titled “Engage Your Body and Brain,” on Saturday, March 24. The event, featuring classes ranging from cyber safety to gardening, will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 North Broad St. The cost to attend is $5 per person and includes a healthy snack. Registration is required by March 2.

A heart-healthy Italian cooking demo  will be one of the featured classes at PCA's "Engage Your Body and Brain" on March 24. (istock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Register now for PCA’s ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’

PCA’s senior education event, “Engage Your Body and Brain,” will be held Saturday, March 24 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 N Broad St. For just $5, seniors enjoy classes of their choice and a healthy snack. Registration is required by March 2.

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