News About Aging

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

Noah Lewis re-enacts black Revolutionary War hero Ned Hector. (Photo courtesy of Noah Lewis)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Highlighting a black war hero

Noah Lewis always had an interest in history and in learning more about his African-American heritage. But it was his late wife Mary’s example as a teacher and volunteer classroom aide that led the biomedical technician to become a professional Revolutionary War re-enactor full-time.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb is a noted psychologist, therapist. author and WHYY radio host.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Engage your body, brain

Dr. Dan Gottlieb, an internationally renowned psychologist and host of WHYY-FM’s “Voices in the Family,” will discuss “Cultivating Compassion for Our Aging Bodies” as part of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) 6th annual Senior Education Day. The event, which includes a total of seven sessions to choose from, will be held Saturday, March 18, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Dr. Dan Gottlieb to speak at PCA’s Senior Education Day on March 18

Dr. Dan Gottlieb of WHYY’s “Voices in the Family” program will discuss “Cultivating Compassion for Our Aging Bodies” as part of Senior Education Day, to be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), 642 N. Broad St.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to explore increased reimbursement for care coordination

A business acumen webinar on Increased Reimbursement for Care Coordination and the Potential Impact on Community Based Organizations will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 21.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar: how community centers can partner with health care

A free webinar, titled “Is My Organization Ready? Assessing CBO Capacity to Partner with Health Care Entities,” will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 13.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Human diversity and cultural competency online course available

A training course on understanding diversity and cultural competence is available through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. The course is recommended for Area Agency on Aging directors and staff, senior community center directors and managers, services and support providers, and individuals who administer and provide services to older adults.

Seniors can also be at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Posted By Katie Young

HIV and aging

Older adults who continue to be sexually active face the same HIV risk factors as younger people, including a lack of knowledge about how to prevent transmission, and about the increased risks of having multiple partners. As a result, a growing number of older adults are living with HIV/AIDS. In Philadelphia, 52% of people living with AIDS are over 50 years of age.

Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H., 
2016 M. Powell Lawton Quality of Life Awardee
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Lawton Conference set for Nov. 14

Changes in health care policy and practices, and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for senior-serving organizations and institutions will be examined by three panels at the 2016 M. Powell Lawton Conference. The conference will take place on Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) on 4170 City Ave.

Presented by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) in collaboration with PCOM, it will bring together practitioners, researchers and policy planners, and offer a forum for discussion on important local and national issues related to caring for the elderly. PCA will honor Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H., a leading international authority on aging and long-term care policy, with the M. Powell Lawton Quality of Life Award during the conference.

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