Author Archives: Alicia Colombo

Philadelphia Senior Games set

All senior athletes, both competitive and casual, from Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey are invited to participate in the annual Philadelphia Senior Games for Adults 50+ in June. Presented by the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department, the games offer a variety of fitness activities and sporting events for competitors of varying interests and physical abilities, including exercise demonstrations, board games, swimming and a triathlon.

PCA Seeks Bids for Certified Contractors & Suppliers

The Housing Department of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), a private nonprofit corporation, seeks bids from contractors and suppliers interested in providing services to the homes of older Philadelphians.

Creativity: Good for your health

Creative activities can be fun and calming, and research shows they can also benefit your health. The American Journal of Public Health published a comprThe report, “The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health,” that analyzed more than 100 studies of various kinds of art and the benefits to health.

PCA Helpline offers access to services

The PCA Helpline receives 570 calls from seniors and caregivers each weekday.

PCA’s 2017 Celebrate Arts & Aging

PCA’s annual arts festival will feature 167 original works of art, created by older adults at three exhibit locations.

Access free tax help

The deadline to file your 2016 tax returns is Tuesday, April 18. There’s a three-day extension from the traditional deadline this year because April 15 falls on a Saturday. The filing deadline would normally be moved to the following Monday, but that day is Emancipation Day – a legal holiday in the District of Columbia, which by tax law affects the filing deadline nationwide. If you need help to prepare and file your tax returns, the following resources are available.

Beware of tax-time scammers

Scammers use tax time as an opportunity to steal your money or identity. These scams take many forms, but the most common are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name or logo or a fake website to defraud taxpayers.

More SEPTA Key senior photo ID sessions scheduled

SEPTA representatives will be present at four additional locations in Philadelphia in April to take photos for new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID cards.

Keeping Susan B. Anthony’s crusade for women’s rights alive

Personal passions for history, teaching and acting came together when Marjorie Goldman began portraying suffragist Susan B. Anthony more than 20 years ago. Over that time, Goldman has perfected her craft and adopted the cause of social reformer.