News About Aging

Driver Clyde White brings a meal to Patricia Hughes, a participant in Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's (PCA's) home-delivered meals program.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA’s food lifeline

Clyde White can be counted on to knock on Patricia Hughes’ door every Thursday morning. A driver with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)’s Meal Distribution Center (MDC), White makes a weekly delivery of seven frozen meals to her. To Hughes, who is homebound, PCA’s home-delivered meals program “is a godsend.”

The prevalence of dizziness rises with age according to John Cacciamani, M.D., a geriatrician and CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Feeling dizzy?

The lyrics from old love songs say it all: “You’re making me dizzy; my head is spinning,” or “You got me going in circles.” Alas, dizziness may signal not wild infatuation, but a possible medical problem. “The prevalence of dizziness rises with age,” said John Cacciamani, M.D., a geriatrician and CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: March 27 – 31, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

PCA presents chronic pain self-management program

“Keep It Moving,” a six-week chronic pain self-management program for adults 60 and over, will begin with a session from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, 1939 W. Venango St.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to explore care of complex patients

The webinar “Changing the System for Complex Patients: Nursing Innovation in Action” will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: March 20 – 24, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to address prevention of health-care associated infections

The webinar “Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 24.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Program to address safer prescribing of opioids

The SCOPE of Pain Safer Opioid Education Program, provided by Boston University School of Medicine and sponsored by local partners, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Philadelphia County Medical Society, 2100 Spring Garden St. #1.

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.

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