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Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: July 24 – 29, 2017

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA Heatline activated for July 20 and 21

The PCA Heatline – 215-765-9040 – will operate from at 3 p.m. to midnight today, Thursday, July 20 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 21 as a result of a Heat Health Emergency declared by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. The National Weather Service is predicting heat index values at or above 100 degrees today and tomorrow.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Health care reform update from n4a: Opposition to bill, straight repeal may doom Senate effort 

Opposition has effectively doomed Congress’ ACA repeal efforts, for now. But Senate Majority Leader McConnell still intends to bring up the repeal-without-replace measure on the Senate floor next week. Advocates must continue to remain vigilant to save Medicaid.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Philadelphia joins national #SaveOurSeniors Day of Action: Press conference for Monday, July 17 to be rescheduled

The Philadelphia mayor’s office has joined the U.S. Conference of Mayors in a day of action against the Senate’s revised health care bill, with a focus on how it hurts seniors. PCA President and CEO Holly Lange will speak at a press conference, Monday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Receiving a produce delivery from volunteer Sarah Martínez is Lenora S. Ward, a member of the food buying club run by the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

APM’s food buying club

“Everything is fresh, and the price is right,” says Willa Mae Knight in her emphatic way. “I especially enjoy the blueberries, mangos, string beans, collards and kale, strawberries, cilantro, and lemons.” Knight is a member of the food buying club operated by the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), a health, human services, community and economic development nonprofit primarily serving Eastern North Philadelphia.

Farmers' markets offer just-picked produce. (iStock)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Enjoy farmers’ markets

If you live in an area where access to fresh, quality and affordable food is limited, some­times called a “food desert,” farmers’ markets can provide a welcome source of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and other foods. This time of year, direct access to fresh, locally grown produce is at its peak. Philadelphia boasts dozens of farmers’ markets in communities throughout the city, many of which opened for the season last month.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: July 3 – 7, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: June 28 -30, 2017

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