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LIHEAP and other programs can help low-income consumers with energy bills.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

LIHEAP now open for 2017-18 season

On Nov. 1, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) opened for the 2017-18 season.

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: Nov. 6-10, 2017

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Disaster preparedness resources available to aging network

Message from Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne from National Preparedness Month in September.

Designating a professional to help with your finances can give you peace of mind.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Legal help for married couples with problem reverse mortgages

SeniorLAW Center can help couples with reverse mortgages who may face ownership issues, but it is imperative that seniors seek help before the death of the borrower spouse.

Farmers' markets offer just-picked produce. (iStock)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA’s 2017 Produce Voucher Distribution is Winding Down

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) began distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) produce vouchers on Monday, June 19, as part of an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The program serves more than 36,000 seniors each year and fewer than 2,700 sets of vouchers remain for this year. Eligible […]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Research & Issues – Week of June 26, 2017

Views on the Ethical Struggle for Universal, High-quality, Affordable Health Care and its Relevance for Gerontology. George M. Martin. Experimental Gerontology, Volume 87, Part B, January 2017, pages 182–189.

Gerontological Competencies among MSW Students: Evaluation of a Gerontology Specialization Program. Scott E. Wilks, Daphne S. Cain, Kellie B. Reed-Ashcraft & Jen Geiger. Journal of Gerontological Social Work,  published online: May 3, 2017.

 

Posted By Christine Hoffman

Aging Research & Issues: January 23 – 27, 2017

Posted By Abbey Porter

Research training program open to community organizations

Community-based organizations that work with seniors may want to take part in the Penn Community Scholars Program, a free eight-week training series that aims to foster and promote community-academic partnerships and community-based participatory research.

Healthy Aging in Action National Prevention Strategy Report
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA, GenPhilly Cited in National Prevention Strategy

“Healthy Aging in Action” the second report by the National Prevention Strategy was released this month and cites PCA and its GenPhilly program as models of Healthy Aging.

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