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Posted By Abbey Porter

Emergency Fund Coalition invites nominations for community service awards

The Emergency Fund Coalition (EFC) for Older Philadelphians invites nominations for community service awards honoring those who have helped seniors.

Posted By Abbey Porter

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.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: December 5 – 9, 2016

  • Factors Associated with Transition from Community Settings to Hospital as Place of Death for Adults Aged 75 and Older: A Population-Based Mortality Follow-Back Survey. Anna E. Bone MPH, Wei Gao PhD, Barbara Gomes PhD, Katherine E. Sleeman PhD, Matthew Maddocks PhD, Juliet Wright MD, Deokhee Yi PhD, Irene J. Higginson PhD, Catherine J. Evans PhD, and on behalf of OPTCare Elderly. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 64, Issue 11 – November 2016, pages 2210–2217. Open access. Published online: 9 September 2016.
  • Psychological Well-Being of Older Chinese-American Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren. Fengyan Tang, Ling Xu, Iris Chi and XinQi Dong. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Volume 64, Issue 11 – November 2016, pages 2356– 2361. Published online: 19 SEP 2016. Free access.
  • Pictured above (from left) are Margaret Custalow, Tamara Jones, Catherine Gaines, William(Bill) Manson and Rev. Nancy Jackson help to serve a meal to people in need at Zion A.M.E. Church in South Philadelphia. (Photo by Paola Nogueras)
    Posted By Marcia Siegal

    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.

    Volunteer clown Esther Gushner, better known as  "DR CurlyBubbe," brings cheer to hospital patients (Photo courtesy of Esther Gushner)
    Posted By Marcia Siegal

    Volunteer clown’s mission

    Esther Gushner is not like any other 78-year-old you’re likely to find walking down a hospital hallway. She wears a lab coat, so she could be one of the doctors – but for the funny sayings written all over the coat.

    Members o the "Mornings Out" advisory group (from left) Mark Kleinwichs, Mark Sandburg, John Murphy and Ed Miller, meet to discuss programming for the  fall and winter months. (Photo courtesy of William Way LGBT Community Center)
    Posted By Linda Riley

    Enjoying “Mornings Out”

    Mornings Out” is a social group for gay, bisexual and transgender men age 50 and older at the William Way LGBT Community Center.

    Next Chapter discussion group facilitatorr Tom Lo (right) is pictured with Max Buchheister. (Photo by Alicia M. Colombo)
    Posted By Alicia Colombo

    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.

    PCA is seeking volunteer ambassadors to help spread the word about PCA's aging services and resources.
    Posted By Marcia Siegal

    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.

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