Consumer Headlines: July 26, 2017
Healthy, tasty summer recipes
Many of the city’s farmers’ markets provide cooking demonstrations that will give you ideas of how to use the fresh, tasty produce you can buy there. Here are some recipes that will be showcased at some of The Food Trust’s 20 markets this summer.
‘Elder orphans’ should take legal steps
The population known as “elder orphans” – seniors who live alone and don’t have family members to help them – weighs heavy on the heart and mind of Debra H. Kroll, a professor at the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Kroll, who runs the school’s Elderly Law Project (which receives funding from PCA), knows many people, both personally and professionally, who struggle with aging alone.
‘Elder orphans’ face life on their own
“Aging is not for the squeamish,” a friend in her 60s said to me recently. To be sure, growing older can bring challenges as one’s physical and mental capabilities change and, often, one’s independence diminishes. Those challenges loom especially large for “elder orphans” – seniors who live alone and do not have family members available to help them. From having someone to care for you when you’re sick to knowing who to list as an emergency contact, needs or concerns that may be easily surmounted by seniors with family members to rely on can be obstacles for those who are on their own.
Consumer Headlines: July 19, 2017
Cooking soup for seniors
It’s a Thursday morning, and water is simmering in two big stainless steel pots on the stove at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. Volunteers from the church and community chop cauliflower, carrots, scallions, onions, garlic and celery. Pungent scents of turmeric, nutmeg and cumin suffuse the small room. This communal soup-making venture is one of a series of intergenerational cooking sessions sponsored by Food & Company, a project of Ralston Center’s Age-Friendly West Philadelphia Initiative.
APM’s food buying club
“Everything is fresh, and the price is right,” says Willa Mae Knight in her emphatic way. “I especially enjoy the blueberries, mangos, string beans, collards and kale, strawberries, cilantro, and lemons.” Knight is a member of the food buying club operated by the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), a health, human services, community and economic development nonprofit primarily serving Eastern North Philadelphia.
Consumer Headlines: 7/5/17