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.
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.”
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.
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.
Aging Research & Issues: August 28 – September 1, 2017
- The Association Between Anxiety and Falls: A Meta-Analysis. David John Hallford, Geoff Nicholson, Kerrie Sanders, Marita P McCabe. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 72, Issue 5, September 1, 2017, Pages 729–741. Published online January 20, 2016.
- Home Modifications among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Closer Look at Race and Ethnicity. Louanne Bakk, Tamara Cadet , Laura Lien & Angela Smalley. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Volume 60, 2017 – Issue 5, Pages 377-394 . Published online: June 28, 2017.