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Week of October 04, 2015
Winter is Coming! Help Seniors Weather the Storm: Free Winter Resources Training November 5 (Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – PCA)

The Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians presents its 8th annual Winter Resources Training Thursday November 5 from 12:45 to 4 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. The training seeks to inform aging network professionals and staff at community organizations about the broad range of resources available to help low-income seniors better survive the upcoming winter. Workshops will provide information about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, PCA Emergency Fund and the Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF). To register, contact PCA’s Community Relations RSVP Line at 215-765-9000, ext. 4470 by October 22. The training is sponsored by Always Best Care Senior Services and Health Partners Plans.

Monday, October 05, 2015

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"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace."

Robert Goddard, rocket scientist, born on October 5, 1882 in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1920 he published a paper speculating that rockets could someday reach the moon. In response, the New York Times published an editorial ridiculing the idea. Goddard died of cancer in 1945. On July 1969, after Apollo 11 launched, the Times printed a correction to editorial which had made Goddard a "national laughingstock." The editors wrote, "It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum as well as in an atmosphere. The Times regrets the error." (Writer's Almanac)

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Person Driven Services and Supports Coalition: Update on Managed Care Long Term Services and Supports - Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Temple University – Harrisburg Campus Room 254, Strawberry Square, 11 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. More>>

Boston University Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research Webinar: Strengthening the Gerontological Workforce - Conversations with GIA - Oct. 5, 2 - 3 pm EDT. Register>>

Justice in Aging & Consumer Choice Webinar: Understanding and Commenting on the Proposed Federal Nursing Home Regulations - Oct. 6, 2 - 3:30 EDT. Register>>

CARIE Webinar: PA's Community HealthChoices Proposal: What Advocates Need to Know - Oct. 7, 2 - 3 pm EDT. More Info and Register>>

NCOA & Illuminage Webinar: Digital Communications: Using Social Media to Inform and Empower Older Adults and Their Caregivers - Oct. 8, 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET. Register>>

GenPhilly: Caregiving 101: What future caregivers need to know to help your parents/grandparents age well - Oct. 8, 5:30 - 7 pm, United Way of Greater Philadlephia and Southern New Jersey, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway  ($8 Discounted Parking at the Sheraton (201 N. 17th) with Validation Ticket) - RSVP>>

Regional Conference on Aging - Oct. 19 - 21, PCA, 642 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, 19130. To view available sessions and register online, Click Here>>

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