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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Advocacy Alert: Vote on GOP tax bill expected early next week

Take action now! Tell your legislators to vote no on this tax bill compromise legislation. Contact your representatives and senators through calls, emails, and faxed and/or hand-delivered letters to their district offices — with a tweet at the member for good measure.

Sad elderly woman
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Advocacy alert: Tax-cut bill poses major risks to aging programs

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) , joins in n4a advocacy opposing a tax-cut bill that poses major risks to aging programs. A Senate vote is imminent.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt in its entirety, displayed in Washington, D.C.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Section of The AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to PCA Nov. 20 to Dec. 4

To draw attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to coincide with World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, a block of The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be installed at PCA.

Community HealthChoices rollout Graphic 11.6.17
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Rollout of Community HealthChoices delayed for most of PA

The start of CHC has been delayed for Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, until January 1, 2019.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA releases summary of its public hearing testimony and responses

On Oct. 11, PCA held a public hearing to obtain comment on its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Ombudsman program helps advocate for residents in long-term care. (ThinkStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

October is National Residents’ Rights Month

October is national Residents’ Rights Month. It focuses on the rights and quality of residents in lifelong-term care facilities – nursing facilities, assisted living, personal care homes, domiciliary care facilities, and those who attend older adult daily living centers. The theme for this year’s Residents’ Rights Month, “It’s all about me: My life, my care, my choices,” focuses on the respect and dignity of every resident. In Philadelphia, advocating for residents’ rights goes on year-round through the Ombudsmen program managed by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA).

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Disaster preparedness resources available to aging network

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

Posted By Alicia Colombo

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.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

New U.S. assistant secretary for aging & ACL administrator named

On Thursday, August 3, Lance Robertson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as assistant secretary for aging and administrator of the Administration on Community Living.

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