News About Aging

A woman paints at KleinLife: Northeast (Photo by Linda L. Riley)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Seeking senior artists

Each year in honor of Older Americans Month in May, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s “Celebrate Arts & Aging” showcases the achievements and creativity of older artists. Artists are invited to submit works for the celebration. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 23. Work must have been created in the past three years by an individual age 55 or older. Each person may submit one work for consideration.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Fighting senior malnutrition

By Alicia M. Colombo

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) recently joined the Defeat Malnutrition Today Coalition, a national group of more than 65 organizations and other stakeholders working to defeat malnutrition in older adults. Specifically, the coalition seeks to garner wider recognition of malnutrition as a key indicator and vital sign of older adult health risk and to work to intervene before malnutrition becomes detrimental to seniors’ health.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Artists invited to submit works for “Celebrate Arts & Aging” exhibits

Seniors are invited to submit works of art for PCA’s Celebrate Arts & Aging exhibition in May for Older Americans Month. The deadline for submission is March 23.

Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA to present ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will present a senior education event, titled “Engage Your Body and Brain,” on Saturday, March 24. The event, featuring classes ranging from cyber safety to gardening, will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 North Broad St. The cost to attend is $5 per person and includes a healthy snack. Registration is required by March 2.

A heart-healthy Italian cooking demo  will be one of the featured classes at PCA's "Engage Your Body and Brain" on March 24. (istock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Register now for PCA’s ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’

PCA’s senior education event, “Engage Your Body and Brain,” will be held Saturday, March 24 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 N Broad St. For just $5, seniors enjoy classes of their choice and a healthy snack. Registration is required by March 2.

Posted By Marcia Siegal

Numbers help to tell the PCA story

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has touched the lives of 140,000 older Philadelphians in the past year, according to the agency’s latest State of the Agency report. Some of the many services covered in the report are provided directly by PCA; others are funded through PCA and provided by more than 200 other vendors and community organizations. Since […]

Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA service coordination helps keep frail seniors at home

The majority of older adults want to age at home, in the community. PCA’s nearly 200 service coordinators are vital to helping them do so when they become frail. Each year, the agency provides service coordination for more than 17,000 older Philadelphians.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses an estimated crowd of 250,000 at the 1963 March on Washington.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Senior centers feature MLK commemorations, celebrations

The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15 celebrates the life and legacy of this civil rights icon and encourages people to do acts of services as he had called for during his lifetime. Many local senior community centers are honoring the spirit of Dr. King in advance with special activities. Here are highlights for some celebrations taking place on Friday, Jan. 12 at several of the senior centers which receive funding support from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

Woman comforting man
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Home care: Why choose PCA?

PCA helps older adults stay in their homes through its service coordination.

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