Sign language can be crucial in providing care

Coordinating services requires going the extra mile, taking the time to interpret so they can make themselves understood.

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Ready for fun? Sign up for the Senior Strut!

Annual event on Kelly Drive offers free snacks, health activities, entertainment and a one-mile walk led by a Mummers brigade

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Need help paying for heat, food, prescriptions?

Benefits counseling services are offered, free of charge, at 21 senior centers supported by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

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Senior Strut

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Not Sure Where to Start?

There is a range of services to help Philadelphia’s seniors. Many are free or low-cost. Not sure where to start? Fill out the Service Needs Checklist!

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Donor Profile

Donor was inspired by his family's struggle

John Sherlock and his eight brothers and sisters helped care for their parents when needed, but says he supports PCA because so many seniors don’t have those supports. “PCA exemplifies the tradition of helping elders age with dignity,” he says. As managing partner of Willis of Pennsylvania, Sherlock has a long record of support for PCA.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF SENIOR CENTERS

Boost balance, strength with exercise

“A lot of people from age 55 will start noticing a difference in balance. They lose strength in their legs. Exercise helps seniors who have problems with arthritis and prevents them from falling,” said Eric Ramos, the master trainer for the EnhanceFitness offered at 16 senior centers supported by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

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For seniors and those who care for them

PCA News Bulletin

For professionals in the field of aging