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Farmers' markets offer just-picked produce. (iStock)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA’s 2017 Produce Voucher Distribution is Winding Down

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) began distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) produce vouchers on Monday, June 19, as part of an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The program serves more than 36,000 seniors each year and fewer than 2,700 sets of vouchers remain for this year. Eligible […]

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA Heatline activated for July 20 and 21

The PCA Heatline – 215-765-9040 – will operate from at 3 p.m. to midnight today, Thursday, July 20 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 21 as a result of a Heat Health Emergency declared by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. The National Weather Service is predicting heat index values at or above 100 degrees today and tomorrow.

PCA will begin its annual distribution of produce vouchers to eligible older Philadelphians.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Produce voucher distribution will begin June 19

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will begin distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) produce vouchers Monday, June 19, as part of an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Eligible Philadelphia seniors can receive $20 worth of vouchers that can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at 55 certified farmers’ markets throughout Philadelphia.

Dr. Arthur Helfand
Posted By Linda Riley

PCA board member emeritus honored by American Geriatrics Society

Arthur E. Helfand, DPM, AGSF, a member emeritus of the PCA board of directors, was recently honored by the American Geriatrics Society for his long-standing membership. The AGS recognized Helfand, the only podiatrist to attain fellowship in the group, when it marked its 75th anniversary in May in San Antonio. Helfand became a member of the group in 1963, a fellow in 1973, and a retired emeritus fellow in 2002. “I joined AGS to help contribute to the future of geriatric care,” the retired physician told the society.

Ladies at produce stand
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Free Farmers’ Market Produce Vouchers Now Available to Low-Income Seniors

Eligible Philadelphia seniors can receive $20 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at certified Farmers’ Markets in the city.

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Posted By Marcia Siegal

Elder abuse awareness event set for June 14

The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force will sponsor “Safe Banking & Financial Management Tips for Seniors,” a free forum for seniors and caregivers, on Wednesday, June 14, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event will take place at Ralston Center, 3615 Chestnut St., from 9 to 11 a.m. It is open to the public and will focus on keeping money and assets safe; making good financial decisions as you age; and identifying and accessing available resources to prevent and report elder financial abuse. For information/registration, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) can help connect you to personal care providers and other aging resources.
Posted By Linda Riley

PCA prepares for service coordination under managed care

PCA has collaborated with AmeriHealth Caritas for about two years on an innovative service coordination project, in preparation for the state-mandated switch to Community HealthChoices (CHC) a new system of service delivery for Aging Waiver participants.

"A Taste of Italy" is the theme of PCA's 2017 gala fundraiser to benefit The Philadelphia Fund for Seniors. (iStock)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Enjoy ‘Taste of Italy’ at PCA Gala

Participants will enjoy an elegant cocktail reception with savory Italian hors d’oeuvres, Italian-inspired musical entertainment and a silent auction and “wine grab” at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) third annual “Enriching Lives, Preserving Dignity” Gala reception on Thursday, June 22. The event, which benefits PCA’s Philadelphia Fund for Seniors, features the theme “A Taste of Italy.” It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Atrium at PCA’s historic landmark building on 642 North Broad St. Tickets, program book ads and sponsorships are available. Click here to learn more.

The event, which benefits PCA’s Philadelphia Fund for Seniors, features the theme “A Taste of Italy.” It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Atrium at PCA’s historic landmark building on 642 North Broad St. Tickets, program book ads and sponsorships are available.

Housing contractor
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA Seeks Bids for Certified Contractors & Suppliers

The Housing Department of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), a private nonprofit corporation, seeks bids from contractors and suppliers interested in providing services to the homes of older Philadelphians.

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