Emergency Fund Luncheon on May 17 benefits seniors in crisis
The Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians will hold its 29th Annual Luncheon and Rose Epstein Silent Auction fundraiser on Thursday, May 17. The event, which benefits the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, 4200 City Ave. It comes at an especially critical time because the fund’s balance is low due to significantly higher demands and costs over the past months to provide help with heat, food, and general needs such as rent, prescriptions and medical supplies, coalition leaders say.
During the luncheon, the coalition will present Joe Snyder with its Bright Star of Aging Award to honor his decades of distinguished service on behalf of older adults. Snyder was director of PCA’s Older Adult Protective Services (OAPS) for 25 years prior to his retirement last January.
PCA Emergency Fund campaign underway
Thousands of the city’s low-income elderly, most of whom live on fixed incomes, have to choose among food, heat or medicine – choices no one should have to make. The only way that some members of this vulnerable population will be able to heat their homes and stay warm this winter is through help from PCA’s Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians. PCA’s Emergency Fund campaign to help seniors this winter is underway. Every gift is meaningful. To donate, go to pcaCares.org/donate.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]