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Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) joins the national “Home for the Holidays” campaign, which encourages the discussion of important issues affecting older Americans during the holiday season, when family and friends often gather. (Thinkstock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA joins in ‘Home for the Holidays’ campaign

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) joins in “Home for the Holidays,” a national campaign led by the the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the Eldercare Locator, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and Dementia Friendly America. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of the many local resources available in communities around the country to support individuals with dementia.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt in its entirety, displayed in Washington, D.C.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Section of The AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to PCA Nov. 20 to Dec. 4

To draw attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to coincide with World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, a block of The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be installed at PCA.

November is National Caregiver Month (iStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA to host free caregiver workshop on Nov. 13

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and Lutheran Settlement House will present a free caregiver workshop, “Caregiving Counts: How to Maximize Your Time Around the Clock,” on Monday, Nov. 13. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. Expert speakers will make presentations on finding your organizational style, easy meal preparation, medication management, care coordination, caregiving skill-building and self-care. Lunch is included. For more information or to register, call 215-765-9000, ext. 4391 or email Cheryl.Clark@pcaCares.org.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA releases summary of its public hearing testimony and responses

On Oct. 11, PCA held a public hearing to obtain comment on its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

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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