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Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA service coordination helps keep frail seniors at home

The majority of older adults want to age at home, in the community. PCA’s nearly 200 service coordinators are vital to helping them do so when they become frail. Each year, the agency provides service coordination for more than 17,000 older Philadelphians.

Dream Bubble
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Author, professor deciphers dreams in search of real meaning

Author, teacher, dream interpreter and founder of David Low, 63, is a big believer in listening to one’s dreams.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses an estimated crowd of 250,000 at the 1963 March on Washington.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Senior centers feature MLK commemorations, celebrations

The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15 celebrates the life and legacy of this civil rights icon and encourages people to do acts of services as he had called for during his lifetime. Many local senior community centers are honoring the spirit of Dr. King in advance with special activities. Here are highlights for some celebrations taking place on Friday, Jan. 12 at several of the senior centers which receive funding support from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

Posted By Marcia Siegal

Managing life with osteoarthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the nation, affecting more than 50 million adults in the United States. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people age. Arthritis is not a single disease, but rather a term referring to general joint pain or stiffness. There are more than 100 […]

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

‘The New Senior Man’ book offers men stories, advice

“Today’s senior men have a gift of time – more than any generations before them,” said Thelma Reese, coauthor of “The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). “It’s a time that is rife with opportunity to learn, to explore, and to discover the universe and themselves.”

Ellen Benson left her career in banking behind in favor of creating mixed-media and found-object art. (Photo by Barbara Sherf)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Former executive recreates self as ‘dumpster diver’

At 55, longtime Mount Airy resident Ellen Benson took a one-year sabbatical from her career in the banking industry, started taking art classes and got married for the first time. “I was tired of the pressure as VP of human resources and thought I’d just find a ‘normal’ job and pursue other interests,” says Benson, now 70. During that year, the bank where she worked was sold and she exercised her stock options, deciding to pursue her love of art as a mixed-media and found-object artist.

Robust chicken soup is a winner in the cold season. (iStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Enjoy this robust chicken soup

Flavorful chicken soup makes an easy one-dish meal. Packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, it’s guaranteed to fortify you during the cold-weather season. Scientific evidence is accumulating that chicken soup may actually help you fight colds, too. According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, research suggests that chicken soup slows white blood cells from gathering in the lungs, therefore slowing the progress of the irritating side effects of a cold, like coughing, sneezing, and having a stuffy, runny nose. Chicken soup also helps you stay hydrated, which is important anytime but crucial when you’re feeling under the weather. The recipe that follows features items known to be good for brain health like olive oil, vegetables, beans and poultry.

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