Volunteers can earn reduced registration fee for ‘Aging in America’ conference
Aging network members who would like to attend the Aging in America conference, which will be held March 20-24 in Chicago by the American Society on Aging, can do so for a reduced fee in exchange for volunteering at the event.
Aging Research & Issues: December 5 – 9, 2016
A Thanksgiving feast for the needy
Reverend Nancy Jackson doesn’t want anyone to go hungry. She and her staff are the driving force for the food ministry at Zion A.M.E. Church, which will host its seventh annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community Nov. 22, from noon to 3 p.m.
Charting the “next chapter”
In “The Next Chapter – Talking About Our Lives,” older adults come together in discussion groups to talk about health and wellness, successful aging, retirement, and life experiences. Funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the program is offered at 10 senior community centers throughout the city. For 10 years, more than 150 volunteers ages 55-90 have led “Next Chapter” discussion groups. More than 3,600 older adults across Philadelphia have participated.
Volunteer as a PCA “ambassador”
It is important to know how to find and access aging resources when help is needed. That’s where Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) newly launched Ambassador Program comes in. “Our goal is to get the word out to the community so that when our services are needed, people know where to turn. We’re looking for volunteers of any age,” said Rick Spector, PCA director of community relations.
Aging News Headlines: August 11, 2016
- Working and Volunteering Could Reduce Disablement in Seniors, Study Finds (GSU)
- In Later Years, Disabilities End Blacks’ Active Lives Sooner Than Whites’ (Kaiser Health News)
- This benefit of volunteering may grow with age (CBS News)
- Need a Babysitter? Don’t Count On Grandma (NY Times)
- Most sick, aging Americans live far from in-home care (UPI)
- Medicaid expansion under ACA linked with better health care for low-income adults (Science Daily)