News About Aging

CAPTION: Acting can be fun and rewarding for both experienced and non-experienced actors. (iStock)
Posted By Abbey Porter

Considering acting? Give it a go

Marie Ryan’s son John gave her an unusual gift for her 75th birthday: acting lessons. That was 12 years ago, and since then, Ryan has had nearly 60 acting jobs – and counting. The ones she brags about: appearances on the TV shows “Law & Order,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “The Sopranos,” as well as a role in the movie “That Awkward Moment,” in which she played the grandmother of Zac Efron’s character. In addition to TV shows and movies, Ryan has done commercials, print ads and a music video. “Of course, I play old lady parts,” she says.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: April 24 – 28, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

PCA request for interest: Employment services for adults 55 & older

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is seeking to identify organizations that are interested in providing employment assistance to adults 55 and older.

"Autumn," by Virginia Yuk Yun Mark ,exhibited for PCA's "Celebrate Arts & Aging" 2016
Posted By Marcia Siegal

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.

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.

Noah Lewis re-enacts black Revolutionary War hero Ned Hector. (Photo courtesy of Noah Lewis)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Highlighting a black war hero

Noah Lewis always had an interest in history and in learning more about his African-American heritage. But it was his late wife Mary’s example as a teacher and volunteer classroom aide that led the biomedical technician to become a professional Revolutionary War re-enactor full-time.

Matureworkers_Iavarone_IMG_9184Joseph Lee (right) presents Raul Reyta with an Outstanding Older Worker Award. participants in the Senior Community Service Employment Program was recognized as an Outstanding Older Worker Award.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Helping seniors find work

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) funds and oversees two employment programs for older Philadelphians: the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and the JEVS Career Solutions for 55+ Program. Seniors can be empowered to transform their lives with the help of these employment services, which are available at no cost.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: December 12 – 16, 2016

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: November 21 – 23, 2016

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