Author Archives: Alicia Colombo

PCA to partner with Comcast to promote internet safety

PCA has been selected as the primary partner in Philadelphia for a new Comcast Internet Essentials partnership to educate seniors about internet safety

PCA sets public hearing on meeting needs of Philadelphia’s elderly for Oct. 11

PCA is holding a public hearing to obtain comment on its proposed budget and programs for 2017-18 on Wednesday, October 11, at 10 a.m.

PCA’s ‘Dom Care’ program seeks providers

PCA’s Domiciliary Care program, a housing and care management program for adults 18-plus, is in need of care providers

PCA receives National Mature Media Awards for Milestones newspaper, website

PCA won four 2017 National Mature Media Awards for outstanding writing in its Milestones Newspaper and for its recently redesigned website.

Senior centers promote health

Senior centers offer a variety of health and wellness programs. Older adults can visit centers to participate in exercise and fitness activities, nutrition and cooking classes, blood pressure checks and other health screenings, and seminars on a variety of health-related topics. In addition to each center’s daily wellness programs, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) provides evidence-based health education programs developed with older adults’ specific needs in mind.

Martin Luther King Older Adult Center has moved

The Martin Luther King Older Adult Center in North Central Philadelphia is now located at 2100 W. Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Disaster preparedness resources available to aging network

Message from Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne from National Preparedness Month in September.

Celebrating senior centers

September is National Senior Month, highlighting what a valuable resource senior centers are to individual seniors and to the community. That’s certainly true in Philadelphia, where adults 60 or older can find a warm welcome and stay socially connected at senior community centers and satellite meal sites. “Social engagement is so important for each of us as we grow older. Staying active and connecting with others has both cognitive benefits and physical health benefits,” said Mary Catherine Dabrowski, senior center supervisor at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), which funds 28 senior community centers and satellite meal sites in Philadelphia. “Everything you do in a senior community center keeps you active and engaged.”

Gov. Wolf plans spending freeze in absence of state budget

If Pennsylvania’s $2.2 billion budget gap isn’t filled soon, Gov. Tom Wolf has indicated, the commonwealth could be heading for a major freeze on spending on non-essential services. Exactly which funds will freeze is not known, but it is not expected to include federal human services funds or Lottery funds.

Legal help for married couples with problem reverse mortgages

SeniorLAW Center can help couples with reverse mortgages who may face ownership issues, but it is imperative that seniors seek help before the death of the borrower spouse.