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PCA Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) providers provide room and board, supervision of medication services, help with hygiene and laundry and other assistance to adults with disabilities. (ThinkStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA’s Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) program seeks providers

Could you share your home with someone who needs help living independently? Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) seeks providers for its Domiciliary Care (Dom Care) program. The program serves individuals 18-plus who have a disability. Dom Care providers offer the following services to participants: room and board, housekeeping, laundry, assistance with personal hygiene and budgeting, supervision of medication administration, and assistance with medical appointments. In exchange for their services, care providers receive companionship, a monthly stipend of up to $979 for each individual served, and ongoing training and support from the PCA staff.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA to partner with Comcast to promote internet safety

PCA has been selected as the primary partner in Philadelphia for a new Comcast Internet Essentials partnership to educate seniors about internet safety

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA sets public hearing on meeting needs of Philadelphia’s elderly for Oct. 11

PCA is holding a public hearing to obtain comment on its proposed budget and programs for 2017-18 on Wednesday, October 11, at 10 a.m.

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Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA’s ‘Dom Care’ program seeks providers

PCA’s Domiciliary Care program, a housing and care management program for adults 18-plus, is in need of care providers

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Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA receives National Mature Media Awards for Milestones newspaper, website

PCA won four 2017 National Mature Media Awards for outstanding writing in its Milestones Newspaper and for its recently redesigned website.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Celebrating senior centers

September is National Senior Month, highlighting what a valuable resource senior centers are to individual seniors and to the community. That’s certainly true in Philadelphia, where adults 60 or older can find a warm welcome and stay socially connected at senior community centers and satellite meal sites. “Social engagement is so important for each of us as we grow older. Staying active and connecting with others has both cognitive benefits and physical health benefits,” said Mary Catherine Dabrowski, senior center supervisor at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), which funds 28 senior community centers and satellite meal sites in Philadelphia. “Everything you do in a senior community center keeps you active and engaged.”

Thousands of grandparents in Philadelphia are raising grandchildren in the absence of the children's biological parents. (StockPhoto Pro)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Supporting grandparent caregivers

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), a member of the Philadelphia Kinship Care Committee, administers the Caregiver Support Grandparent Program for relatives, age 55 or older, who are raising a child age 18 or younger. The committee is among the presenters for the 2017 Kinship Care Conference, “Trauma & Resilience,” which will take place on Saturday, September 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut St.

Senior Strut with Mummers
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Join in the 2017 Senior Strut

Join an expected 500-plus older adults for “The Senior Strut: A Health Event in the Park,” on Friday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Following a musical send-off by a Mummer’s String Band, seniors will walk for health and enjoyment in a one- mile loop down scenic Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive that day. The Senior Strut, now in its fifth year, is presented by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: August 28 – September 1, 2017

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