Author Archives: Marcia Siegal

Enjoy ‘Taste of Italy’ at PCA Gala

Participants will enjoy an elegant cocktail reception with savory Italian hors d’oeuvres, Italian-inspired musical entertainment and a silent auction and “wine grab” at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) third annual “Enriching Lives, Preserving Dignity” Gala reception on Thursday, June 22. The event, which benefits PCA’s Philadelphia Fund for Seniors, features the theme “A Taste of Italy.” It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Atrium at PCA’s historic landmark building on 642 North Broad St. Tickets, program book ads and sponsorships are available. Click here to learn more.

The event, which benefits PCA’s Philadelphia Fund for Seniors, features the theme “A Taste of Italy.” It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Atrium at PCA’s historic landmark building on 642 North Broad St. Tickets, program book ads and sponsorships are available.


‘Celebrate Arts & Aging’ with PCA

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) presents its 15th annual “Celebrate Arts & Aging” festivities during May, Older Americans Month. There are three exhibits of outstanding works by seniors artists, special meet-the-artist receptions at the exhibit sites and discounts to area arts and cultural venues. PCA’s May Milestones newspaper highlights the celebration with a focus on senior artists and arts opportunities throughout the city.


Home living in PCA’s Domiciliary (‘Dom’) Care

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) program marks 40 years of service to consumers this year. Through the program, PCA matches adults, who are elderly and/or who may have physical or mental disabilities, with providers who are willing to share their home and provide meals, housekeeping and laundry assistance, arrange transportation to medical appointments, and administer medications and assist with personal hygiene as needed. “Most of all, they provide attention and support to consumers who otherwise would be living in a personal care home or other institutional setting,” according to Jean Janik, PCA director of community living options.


Prevent elder financial abuse

Elder financial exploitation is often called “the crime of the 21st century.” According to the National Protective Services Association (NAPSA), recent studies indicate that one in 20 seniors has experienced financial abuse, but only an estimated one in 44 cases is reported. The American Bankers Association offers tips for seniors and for seniors’ family and friends to protect older adults from financial abuse.