News About Aging

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: March 27 – 31, 2017

Female personal care worker washes the face of an elderly wheelchair-bound woman
Posted By Linda Riley

PCA can help to find and provide resources

The time may come when it’s impossible to do everything yourself. PCA offers services, tools and information to help seniors and caregivers.

Juanita Cox, who is raising her four grandsons, including Mehki Cox (pictured), gets vital support from Grands As Parents Inc.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Grandparents who are raising grandchildren

An estimated 13,400 grandparents, 32 percent of whom are age 60-plus, are raising grandchildren in Philadelphia.

Senior can be particularly at risk of cold stress as temperatures drop.
Posted By Linda Riley

Warning signs of cold stress

Shivering is usually the first symptom that your body temperature has started to drop, because it’s your body’s automatic attempt to warm itself. Signs and symptoms of mild hypothermia also include dizziness, hunger, nausea, increased heart rate and breathing, difficulty speaking, slight confusion, and fatigue.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: March 6 – 10, 2017

Two female direct care workers discuss a client's care plan
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Direct care workers provide compassion, support in the home

Most older adults want to age at home, in the community, for as long as possible. Direct care workers help them do so by assisting with basic self-care tasks, which seniors are unable to do by themselves.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Emergency Fund Coalition invites nominations for community service awards

The Emergency Fund Coalition (EFC) for Older Philadelphians invites nominations for community service awards honoring those who have helped seniors.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to explore Lewy body dementia

The webinar “Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of Comprehensive Care and Support” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: February 13 – 17, 2017

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