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Aging Network News

Week of July 20, 2014
Free Lecture Series on Seniors & Pets Begins August 6 (The Free Library of Philadelphia)


Scientific research shows that your beloved dog or cat can help you live a longer, healthier life. The Free Library of Philadelphia will present a free lecture series, entitled “Made for Each Other: Seniors and their Animal Companions,” in which experts on aging, pet psychology and behavior, and neglected animals discuss their findings. The series begins on Wednesday, August 6 with a talk on the mutually beneficial connections between people and domestic animals, led by Allen Glicksman, director of research & evaluation, and Christine Hoffman, research analyst, both of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. On August 28, Associate Veterinarian Nathanel Oster of VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia discusses the psychology and behavior of cats. The psychology and behavior of dogs will be covered in a lecture September 8 by Carlo Siracusa, director of animal behavior service at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The series concludes on September 19 with a lecture focusing on the problem of unwanted and abandoned animals in Philadelphia, and the organizations that help them, presented by Allyson Wurst, director of humane education for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA). All lectures will be held at 11 a.m. at Central Senior Services, Parkway Central Library, Room 108, 1901 Vine St. in Philadelphia. For more information, call 215-686-5331.

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Quote of the Day

“The reality of what we really are is often times found in the small snips, way down at the bottom of things.” 

Jean Shepherd , humorist and author of In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash (1967) and Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters (1972), was born on July 26, 1921, in Chicago.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Aging Network News

PCA-Funded Senior Centers Receive NISC Accreditation(National Council on Aging - NCOA)


Three local senior centers that are funded by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) have earned National Senior Center Accreditation from the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC). They are Center in the Park (CIP) in Germantown, the Raymond & Miriam Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia, and St. Anne’s Senior Community Center in Port Richmond. Accreditation lasts five years and recognizes that a senior center meets national standards of senior center operations, including community, program planning and fiscal management. CIP has operated for more than 45 years and now serves 6,000 predominantly African-American older adults, offering a full range of onsite activities, social services, and nationally recognized evidence-based health and wellness programs. Klein JCC operates two senior centers that serve more than 5,000 seniors annually, engage more than 900 volunteers, and provide more than 100,000 meals and fresh produce. St. Anne’s, a division of Catholic Human Services, has provided congregate meals, transportation, counseling, benefit assistance, and a variety of recreational and educational enrichment programs since 1970. In addition to the PCA-funded centers, 55 Kip Center in Bergen County, New Jersey also received accreditation. Read More>>

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Quote of the Day

"Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat."

Robert Graves, poet and author of I, Claudius and other novels, was born on July 24, 1895, in London (Writer's Almanac).

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Aging Network News

Governor Corbett Signs State Budget that Includes $12.8B in Funding for Health & Human Services(Office of Pennsylvania Governor)


On July 11, PA Governor Tom Corbett signed a budget bill for state fiscal year 2014-2015 that contains more than $12.8 billion in total funds for health and human services programs. The budget assumes federal approval of the Healthy PA plan to expand Medicaid coverage through private insurers and make changes to the Medicaid benefit structure, which is expected to produce $125 million in program savings. The budget allocates $27.8 million in general and lottery fund dollars to expand services for older Pennsylvanians and people with physical disabilities. These funds are projected to create 1,764 new Aging Waiver slots for home- and community-based services, take 500 individuals off the Options waiting list, serve an additional 1,599 people with intellectual disabilities and autism in community settings, and expand the Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) program. Details>>

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Quote of the Day

"Even on Central Avenue, not the quietest dressed street in the world, he looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food."

Raymond Chandler , from Farewell, My Lovely (1940). The detective novelist was born on July 23, 1888, in Chicago.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Aging Network News

Nonprofit Community Service Partners Sought to Receive Free Assistance by Trained Workers(JEVS Human Services)


Many nonprofits are working with reduced staff due to a funding crisis. JEVS Human Services offers free assistance from motivated workers to community service partners. Workers will receive ongoing training from JEVS, based on the nonprofit’s specifications. Community service partner agencies will provide experience and feedback to help workers further their career and end the cycle of poverty. For more information, contact Brad Beil at 215-837-5613 or by e-mailing Bradley.Beil@jevs.org. For more information about JEVS, go to www.jevshumanservices.org.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"My idea of serenity - that wonderful word that everybody's trying to get into their life - is call-waiting."

Elaine Stritch , award-winning actress, died July 17th at age 89.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Aging Network News

Two Funding Opportunities: For Building Evaluation Capacity & For Innovative Nonprofits(The Thomas Scattergood Foundation & NBC10)


Deadline July 28: The Scattergood Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014-2016 Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Initiative are now being accepted. At least four agencies in Greater Philadelphia will receive two years of evaluation training and consultation in practical program evaluation skills to track program processes and outcomes, and to communicate effectively about evaluation and quality assurance data. Participants will be able to tailor capacity building for program evaluation to the needs of individual agencies and to receive ongoing support for changes in capacity over several years. For more information or to apply, Click Here>> 

Deadline August 8: NBC10 is accepting applications for its 21st Century Solutions annual grant challenge for nonprofit organizations that are implementing new and innovative programs in the region. Three grants totaling $100,000 will be awarded. Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations with innovative programs that are less than two years old and that address emerging challenges or ongoing issues may apply. The following program areas are eligible: Civic Engagement, Education, Environment, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Media Arts and Technology. For more information or to apply, Click Here>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

“I do not remember becoming old. All of a sudden, I was there.”

Elaine M. Brody -See "Elaine M. Brody, Expert on Elderly Who Grew Into the Role, Dies at 91" (New York Times, 7/17/14) above, in today's headlines.

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Upcoming Events
Action Items

PCA to Provide 2015 Community Outreach Grants - Applications are due Thursday, August 7. For information, contact Eichwald, PCA planner, at beichwald@pcaphl.org or 215-765-9000, ext. 5073. Details>>

CMS Webinar: Listening Session: Clincal Practice Transformation - July 25, 1 - 2 pm EDT. Register>>

William Way LGBT Community Center's Annual IndiGoGo Fundraiser! July 26, starting at 10 pm. More>>

PCA is Currently Out of Produce Vouchers! To be placed on the waiting list for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, please call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040.

NCOA Webinar: Selling Your Work Through Statistics and Stories - July 30, 3 - 4 pm ET. Register>>

Job in the Aging Network: Senior Center Counselor for North Broad Street Senior Center. More>>

Job in the Aging Network: In Home Support Case Manager - North City Congress. More>>

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