News About Aging

Posted By Abbey Porter

Workshop to focus on caring for older adults with dementia

The Ralston Center will offer a free educational workshop on caring for an older adult with dementia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th St.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: May 22 – 26, 2017

  • The Adequacy of Income Allowances for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services.  Richard W. Johnson, Stephan Lindner.    The Urban Institute.  May 10, 2017.   We found that 48 percent of older households with incomes below four times the federal poverty level spend more than their state’s Medicaid HCBS income allowances, and 29 percent spend at least 50 percent more than the allowances, potentially limiting program access and forcing some older adults into nursing homes.
  • Physical Activity, Brain Volume, and Dementia Risk: The Framingham Study.  Zaldy S. Tan; Nicole L. Spartano; Alexa S. Beiser; Charles DeCarli; Sanford H. Auerbach; Ramachandran S. Vasan; Sudha Seshadri.  Journal of Gerontology A – Biological &  Medical Sciences, June 2017, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 789-795.  Published online: July 15, 2016.  Low physical activity is associated with a higher risk for dementia in older individuals, suggesting that a reduced risk of dementia and higher brain volumes may be additional health benefits of maintaining physical activity into old age.
Posted By Abbey Porter

Caregiver workshop to explore establishing healthy boundaries

Caregivers are invited to attend the workshop “Establishing Healthy Boundaries” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at 225 S. Third St.

Helpline Intake Specialist Neida Diaz answers a call to PCA’s Helpline. (Photo by Evangelina Iavarone)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA Helpline offers access to services

The PCA Helpline receives 570 calls from seniors and caregivers each weekday.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to look at educating caregivers about fall prevention

The webinar “Caregivers as Partners and Recipients of Falls Prevention Efforts: The Role of State Coalitions” will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 25.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: April 24 – 28, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

Faith conference to address opioid epidemic

The 11th annual Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference, “Empowering Families and Communities: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic,” will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.

Posted By Abbey Porter

PCA to hold caregiver workshop on advance planning

A free caregiver workshop, “Advance Planning: Health, Legal, Financial Information and Strategies to Plan for the Future,” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the second-floor auditorium at PCA, 642 N. Broad St.

Posted By Abbey Porter

PCA offers free training for social workers, volunteers serving Latino older adults

PCA will present “Putting the Gold in Our Golden Years,” a free training for social workers and volunteers serving Latino older adults, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Concilio Ballroom, 141 E. Hunting Park Ave.

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