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Aging News Headlines: September 22, 2016

Where We Live: Communities for All Ages Donald Trump’s Plan To Support Family Caregivers This new paid leave policy may be the smartest perk for families yet Study: Elderly’s Family Caregivers Need Help, Too Pitt receives $1 million grant to study family caregivers We Must Support Caregivers  

Webinar to address cost-modeling CBO services for health care partnership success

For community-based organizations interested in working with health care partners, the Aging and Disability Business Institute will hold the webinar Cost-Modeling CBO Services for Health Care Partnership Success at 1 p.m. Friday, June 2.


‘Art is Ageless’ reception, exhibit to feature intergenerational art

An opening reception for NewCourtland Senior Services’ “Art is Ageless,” an exhibit celebrating the power of intergenerational art and the collaborations that result from seniors, students and professional artists working together, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts, 509 S. Broad St.


Considering acting? Give it a go

Marie Ryan’s son John gave her an unusual gift for her 75th birthday: acting lessons. That was 12 years ago, and since then, Ryan has had nearly 60 acting jobs – and counting. The ones she brags about: appearances on the TV shows “Law & Order,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “The Sopranos,” as well as a role in the movie “That Awkward Moment,” in which she played the grandmother of Zac Efron’s character. In addition to TV shows and movies, Ryan has done commercials, print ads and a music video. “Of course, I play old lady parts,” she says.


Workshop to focus on caring for older adults with dementia

The Ralston Center will offer a free educational workshop on caring for an older adult with dementia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th St.


Aging News Headlines: May 23, 2017


Information session to be held on Community HealthChoices

A Community HealthChoices (CHC) information session for the Southeast Region will be held from 9 to 11:30 am. Wednesday, May 24, in the Skyline Room of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The event is hosted by the First Hospital Foundation. Jennifer Burnett, Pennsylvania’s deputy secretary of the Office of Long-term Living, will provide an update on […]


Conference to focus on empowering older adults with intellectual disabilities

The conference “Empowering Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities” will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at De Sales University Center, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley. Cost is $45, and space is limited.