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Aging Network News

Week of March 01, 2015
FemFest 2015 This Saturday: Day of Celebration, Sharing & Inspiration for Women 50+ (Weaver's Way Co-op)

In honor of International Women’s Day, Weavers Way invites all women — particularly those aged 50-plus — to enjoy FemFest 2015. This free, full-day program of informative, inspiring and entertaining presentations by, for and about older women takes place Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Summit Church, 6757 Greene St. Women of diverse backgrounds from Northwest Philadelphia and beyond, including local writers, artists and activists, will share personal stories, knowledge and creative ideas concerning identity, life and aging as a woman, and tools and techniques for cultivating well-being.  Health experts will give presentations about mindful approaches to bone health, how trauma experiences affect nutrition, naturally increasing energy and more. For more information or to register, contact Weavers Way Outreach Coordinator Bettina de Caumette at outreach@weaversway.coop or 215-843-2350, ext. 118. Details>>

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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Quote of the Day

“By the time men get to be of our age, Mr. Vaiden, about all any new acquaintance can do is to remind them of somebody else. You know at times I have thought that is why we die. We become more and more intricately linked with the past, until finally we drift completely into it...and we are dead.” 

Thomas K. Stribling, Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling novelist and writer, who wrote up until his death at 84, was born on March 4, 1881 in Clifton, Tennessee.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Aging Network News

Housing and Health Care: A Toolkit for Building Partnerships(The LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services)

The new Housing and Health Partnerships toolkit provides resources and guidance to help providers of affordable senior housing and health care partners work together. Through collaboration, housing and health care providers can improve health, safety and quality of life for residents; reduce unnecessary use of health services; and achieve cost savings. Providers of affordable senior housing and health care entities, including hospitals and physicians, both want to help older adults remain healthy and independent for as long as possible. By working together, partners can launch initiatives that lead to improved health, safety and quality of life for low-income older adults facing multiple health and social challenges. For access to the online toolkit, Click Here>> Free online registration is required.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all," ~ Doris Lessing

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Aging Network News

Gov. Wolf Announces Initiative to Improve Home- and Community-Based Services for Seniors in PA(The Office of the Governor)

Governor Tom Wolf recently unveiled a package of legislative, budget and executive actions to provide choice and protections for seniors as they age. The actions include measures to expand services for older Pennsylvanians and reduce long-term care (LTC) costs; phase in Medicaid-managed LTC; improve the Waiver enrollment and service plan development process; implement Online Homecare Registry; and provide home modifications through selective contracting. During the next few months, Dept. of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and PA Dept. of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne will work with key stakeholders to develop an action plan that addresses the current income and health barriers that prevent seniors from being able to age in place. Read More>>

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Quote of the Day

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP [Live long and prosper]."

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played "Mr. Spock" in Star Trek, died Friday at age 83. The actor suffered from COPD. According to the New Zealand Herald, this was his last tweet.

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Upcoming Events
Action Items

Donations of Gift Cards & New Items Sought by April 17 for Emergency Fund Silent Auction: KLawrence@pcaphl.org.

Spring 2015 Trainings from PCA:
March 5, 11, 19, 25:  Aging System Resources, Latino Cultural Competence, Senior Homeowner & Renter Benefits, African Caribbean Cultural Competence
April 22: Asian Cultural Competence
May 20: PACE Form
See PCA's current Training Catalog>>

Franklin Institute: The Aging Brain and Alzheimer's Disease -  Mar. 11, 7 - 8:30 pm. More>>

LGBT Legal Clinic - Mar. 14. More>>

Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society Event: Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia - Mar. 17, 6:30 pm - Yangming restaurant in Bryn Mawr, PA. Members: $30; Non-members: $40. Register>> For more event information, contact Nancy Carpey at 610-812-1583 or nancy@epgeriatricssociety.org.

Registration is open for the Stroehmann Walk+Run Against Hunger, April 11, Philadelphia Museum of Art. More>>

Job in the Aging Network: Klein JCC - care manager in Home Support Program. Responsible for case management, information and referral, and client compliance for seniors who are temporarily homebound and need assistance. Position will be open March 16. Full-time, competitive salary, includes vacation, sick time and medical reimbursement.  E-mail resume  to Susan Hoffman, Director of In Home Support at shoffman@kleinjcc.org.

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Mapping America's Futures - Urban Institute series includes "The Labor Force in an Aging and Growing America" (Jan. 20, 2015)

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