News About Aging

Posted By Abbey Porter

Senior community centers receive state grants

Four Philadelphia senior community centers are among those receiving grants from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the recipients yesterday of the 2016-17 Senior Community Center Grants, which total $2 million and will be distributed to 38 centers throughout the commonwealth.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Event to focus on addressing social determinants of health

Aging-service professionals are invited to attend “Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health,” the second of a three-part series, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Hall of Flags Room in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

Posted By Abbey Porter

SeniorLaw Center expands services to combat abuse, financial exploitation

SeniorLaw Center has expanded its services for older victims of abuse and financial exploitation in Philadelphia.

Mt. Airy learning Tree founder Barbara Bloom
Posted By Marcia Siegal

‘The Learning Tree’

Mount Airy resident Barbara Bloom was intrigued by the concept of neighbors teaching neighbors. When she and and a core of dedicated volunteers started the Mount Airy Learning Tree (MALT) 35 years ago to do just this, they didn’t have a clue how popular the organization’s mostly evening and weekend classes would become

White-haired woman doing
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Meditation’s benefits

Meditation is an ancient mind and body practice that is estimated to date back as far as 5,000 B.C. Most forms of meditation Most share the practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath or movement in order to increase awareness of the present moment – a state called mindfulness – as well as to lower stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.

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