News About Aging

Dream Bubble
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Author, professor deciphers dreams in search of real meaning

Author, teacher, dream interpreter and founder of David Low, 63, is a big believer in listening to one’s dreams.

Posted By Qurana Moody

Submit your nominations for 2018’s Emergency Fund Coalition Community Service Awards

Nominate a community member you think deserves to be recognized for his or her effort and support of the elderly.

Ellen Benson left her career in banking behind in favor of creating mixed-media and found-object art. (Photo by Barbara Sherf)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Former executive recreates self as ‘dumpster diver’

At 55, longtime Mount Airy resident Ellen Benson took a one-year sabbatical from her career in the banking industry, started taking art classes and got married for the first time. “I was tired of the pressure as VP of human resources and thought I’d just find a ‘normal’ job and pursue other interests,” says Benson, now 70. During that year, the bank where she worked was sold and she exercised her stock options, deciding to pursue her love of art as a mixed-media and found-object artist.

Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA President/CEO Holly Lange receives Patriot Award

The U.S. Department of Defense recently recognized Holly Lange, president/CEO of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), with a Patriot Award. Lange was recognized for PCA policies that support agency employees in the National Guard and Armed Forces Reserve when they require special work schedule allowances because of military duty. The award presentation was made at PCA.

Videographer and Renaissance man Gerald Kolpan
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Meet the videographer

“I realized somewhere along the line that life itself can be fluid and that one thing can lead to another,” says Gerald Kolpan. And in the case of this former broadcaster turned videographer, that’s precisely what happened.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: November 13-17, 2017

Quality bows can range in costs from hundreds to thousands of dollars. (Photo courtesy of Mt.Airy Violins & Bows)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Mt. Airy shop showcases bowmaker’s art

“The hills are alive with the sound of music,” the famous song says, and more Philadelphia homes will be, too, if Elizabeth Vander Veer Shaak has her way. “Music can add such joy to life,” says Shaak, 62, a Mount Airy resident who makes bows for violins, violas and cellos and owns Mount Airy Violins & Bows. “It can make an enormous difference.”
The thread that binds all bowmakers together “is attention to detail. There are some 240 steps in making a bow, and it takes about 70 hours.” The careful work suits Shaak, who says she likes working with her hands.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: June 28 -30, 2017

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: June 5 – 9, 2017

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