Seeking senior artists
Artists age 55 and over are invited to submit artwork for exhibit as part of the 2017 “Celebrate Arts & Aging” festivities during Older Americans Month in May. Presented by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), “Celebrate Arts & Aging” highlights older adults’ artistic talents and creativity with events held throughout the city during May. Submissions are due to by Friday, March 24.
Promoting healthy lifestyles
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) funds 20 senior community centers and eight satellite meal sites in neighborhoods throughout the city. Healthy lifestyle programs and activities at centers run the gamut from nutrition and fitness to disease and stress prevention, health screenings, counseling and social support – and pure recreational fun.
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.