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"A Taste of Italy" is the theme of PCA's 2017 gala fundraiser to benefit The Philadelphia Fund for Seniors. (iStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Enjoy ‘Taste of Italy’ at PCA Gala

Participants will enjoy an elegant cocktail reception with savory Italian hors d’oeuvres, Italian-inspired musical entertainment and a silent auction and “wine grab” at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) third annual “Enriching Lives, Preserving Dignity” Gala reception on Thursday, June 22. The event, which benefits PCA’s Philadelphia Fund for Seniors, features the theme “A Taste of Italy.” It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Atrium at PCA’s historic landmark building on 642 North Broad St. Tickets, program book ads and sponsorships are available. Click here to learn more.

The event, which benefits PCA’s Philadelphia Fund for Seniors, features the theme “A Taste of Italy.” It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Atrium at PCA’s historic landmark building on 642 North Broad St. Tickets, program book ads and sponsorships are available.

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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Help seniors with heat, food, other necessities

PCA’s Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians, a resource of last resort for seniors in crisis, needs our donations to help seniors address overwhelming needs.

PCA donor John Sherlock, managing partner of Willis of Pennsylvania
Posted By Abbey Porter

Donor was inspired by his family’s struggle

John Sherlock and his eight brothers and sisters helped care for their parents when needed, but says he supports PCA because so many seniors don’t have those supports. “Having been a caregiver, I can personally attest to the struggles involved for the elderly and their families,” he said. “PCA exemplifies the tradition of helping elders age with dignity,” he says. As managing partner of Willis of Pennsylvania, Sherlock has a long record of support for PCA.

Caregiver support helps families keep their loved ones at home
Posted By Abbey Porter

PCA Releases State of the Agency Report

Last year, more than 23,000 seniors were able to remain in their homes, in the community, with services coordinated through Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). This is one of the many services provided by or funded through PCA, all of which are detailed in the just-released State of the Agency Report. Access to most services begins with a phone to call the PCA Helpline, 215-765-9040. Responding to about 500 calls a day, intake specialists schedule assessments, create reports of need for protective services, enter intakes for home repairs, schedule Attendant Transportation Service rides, and provide information about both PCA services and other community resources.

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Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA’s Enriching Lives, Preserving Dignity Gala raises over $162,000

Proceeds benefit The Philadelphia Fund for Seniors Over 200 attendees filled The Atrium at PCA’s historic landmark building to enjoy French-inspired entertainment, hor d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a wine grab for PCA’s “Evening in Paris” gala reception held on June 23rd to benefit The Philadelphia Fund for Seniors. Click here  to see photos from […]

PCA 2016 Gala Save the Date
Posted By Alicia Colombo

An Evening in Paris: PCA’s Gala Reception June 23

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will host its second annual “Enriching Lives, Preserving Dignity” Gala reception on Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Atrium of PCA’s historic landmark building, 642 North Broad St. The fundraiser, which benefits The Philadelphia Fund for Seniors, will include a cocktail reception; silent auction; and French-inspired entertainment, food and wine.

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Posted By Abbey Porter

PCA’s HELPLINE

The PCA Helpline call center is most people’s first point of contact with PCA. It was established in 1975, and received 6,000 calls that year. In FY 2015, PCA Helpline staff answered a whopping 103,307 calls, and 4,964 referrals through the website. “Even with the prevalence of information available on the internet, we realize not […]

The Eiffel Tower at sunset, Paris, France
Posted By Abbey Porter

“An Evening in Paris” is theme of PCA’s Gala 2016, set for June 23

PCA will host its second annual “Enriching Lives, Preserving Dignity” Gala reception on Thursday, June 23, 2016 to benefit The Philadelphia Fund for Seniors. The fundraiser, which includes a cocktail reception and silent auction, will feature French-inspired entertainment, food and wine. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Atrium of PCA’s […]

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Posted By Abbey Porter

Emergency Fund Luncheon & Silent Auction June 16 to support crisis aid for seniors

The 27th Annual Emergency Fund Luncheon will benefit the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians, which provides assistance to low-income Philadelphia seniors in financial crisis. Last year, the fund provided nearly $216,000 to help nearly 1,800 senior households with heat, food, rent/mortgage, prescriptions and other critical needs.

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