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Week of November 16, 2014
World AIDS Day is December 1 (Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – PCA)


By 2015, more than half of all people living with HIV in the U.S. will be age 50-plus. This is a notable shift from 30 years ago, when being diagnosed with HIV was a “death sentence,” The “graying” of people living with HIV/AIDS isn’t just because people are living longer. Some older adults continue to engage in high-risk behaviors that result in new infections. In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Older Adult Sunshine Center will host “HIV and Older Adults: Intimately Speaking” on December 1. The event will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Sunshine Center, 137 S. 58th St. in Philadelphia. Terri Clark, prevention services coordinator at ActionAIDS, will provide an interactive and educational lunchtime discussion about HIV and aging. The event is free a open to the public. Participants may also register to receive the center’s daily congregate meal. Registration is required by calling Jacqueline King at 215-472-6188. For more information about HIV/AIDS among older adults, Click Here>>

Friday, November 21, 2014

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Quote of the Day

"The only safe thing is to take a chance."

Mike Nichols (November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014), German-born American television, stage and film director, writer, producer and comedian.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Aging Network News

Funding Opportunity for Nonprofits that provide Emergency Food & Shelter(United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey)


The United Way has issued a Request for Proposals for nonprofit organizations to provide mass shelter to the homeless, and emergency rent, mortgage, utility and food assistance. Federal funds have been made available through the Dept. of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency. United Way administers this program in Philadelphia County. Funding can be used only to supplement and expand eligible ongoing services; not to start new programs or to substitute other program funds, More than half of the total funding will be directed to shelter providers to make additional beds available at mass shelters, or to create/expand safe havens. Priority will be given to low-demand shelter beds not funded by the city that serve single men and women with special medical needs, including physical frailty, behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues. The deadline to apply is Monday December 1 at 5 p.m. For more information and to complete the application, Click Here>>

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Quote of the Day

"Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-prize winning author, was born in Springs, South Africa on November 20, 1923.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Aging Network News

Emergency Fund Black Friday Weekend FUNdraiser at Five Below Stores in Northeast and South Philadelphia(Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – PCA)


PCA’s Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians is hosting a Black Friday Weekend FUNdraiser on November 28, 29 and 30 at two Five Below stores in Philadelphia. The participating stores are located in the Northeast Shopping Center, 9171 Roosevelt Blvd., and Columbus Commons, 2250 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. in south Philadelphia. Five Below is a discount store sells a variety of items that are priced at just $1 to $5 each, including books, toys, electronic accessories, sporting goods, jewelry, food, décor and more. The Emergency Fund will receive 10% of sales on these days. The attached flyer MUST be presented at checkout for PCA to receive the funds. Click Here>> Please share this flyer with family, friends, colleagues and clients. While no special discount will be offered for participating in this fundraiser, this is a great opportunity to do good while shopping for the holidays. The Emergency Fund provides crisis assistance to help low-income elderly Philadelphia residents pay for food, medicine, utilities and other assistance. Funds collected will likely be used to help seniors pay winter heating bills.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"Writing or making anything — a poem, a bird feeder, a chocolate cake — has self-respect in it. You're working. You're trying. You're not lying down on the ground, having given up."

Sharon Olds, poet, was born on November 19, 1942 in San Francisco.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Aging Network News

Targeted Technical Assistance Available to Help Community-Based Aging & Disability Organizations Build Business Capacity(The Administration for Community Living - ACL)


Applications are sought from networks of community-based aging and disability organizations to receive targeted technical assistance related to business acumen. Applicants must seek to build business capacity and align service capabilities to contract with integrated health care entities. Contracts with these health care entities must provide community-based long-term services and supports and/or evidence-based preventive health programs and services. ACL is particularly interested in working with a diverse mix of organizations that serve people with disabilities and older adults.  No direct funding will be provided through this initiative; but up to 10 networks will be selected to participate in a learning collaborative and receive targeted technical assistance. Applications must be submitted electronically via e-mail to Lauren.Solkowski@acl.hhs.gov by Monday, December 8. Read More>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

Life's a pudding full of plums;
Care's a canker that benumbs,
Wherefore waste our elocution
On impossible solution?
Life's a pleasant institution,
Let us take it as it comes.

W.S. Gilbert, librettist to composer Arthur Sullivan. They created 14 comic operas together in a 25-year period, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Gilbert was born in London on November 18, 1836 (Writer's Almanac).

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Aging Network News

It’s Good to be Gay in Pa., According to HRC Municipal Equality Index(Human Rights Campaign – HRC)


HRC, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities, including seven in Pennsylvania. The 2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), a rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy, shows that Pa. cities support LGBT people and workers with an average score of 80 out of 100 points. For the second year in a row, Philadelphia received a perfect score. All but one Pa. city scored above the national average of 59: Pittsburgh (90), Allentown (85), New Hope (89), Harrisburg (70), State College (66), and Erie (57). “Municipalities are leading the way in Pennsylvania when it comes to equality for LGBT people. Cities and towns across the commonwealth are recognizing that treating people fairly and with dignity is good for everyone,” said Ted Marin, executive director of Equality PA. The ratings are based on criteria including non-discrimination laws, employment policies and inclusiveness of city services. The full report with detailed scorecards for every city and a searchable database is available online at www.hrc.org/mei.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"I am the sea and nobody owns me."

Pippi Longstocking, the creation of Astrid Lindgren. The author was born near Vimmerby, Sweden on November 14, 1907.

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Action Items

AIDS.gov Webinar: Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Supporting Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People Living with HIV - Nov. 24, 2 - 2:45 ET. Register>>

Union of Concerned Scientists: Online Discussion: Farms, Stores, and Dinner Tables: How to shape healthy food policy in your community - Nov. 24, 2:30 - 3:30 pm EST. Register>>

Older Worker Friendly Employers Being Sought for employers who provide programs which support workers age 55 and older for the 2015 Hall of Fame Champions Award. Please submit nomination forms to Rocco Claroni, PA Department of Aging, 555 Walnut Street – 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1919 or by e-mail to rclaroni@pa.gov. Deadline: 12/5/14. To download the Nomination Form, go to PA Dept. of Aging' site>>

ACL: Request for Applications for Targeted Technical Assistance to Build the Business Capacity of Community-Based Aging and Disability Organizations for Integrated Services Partnerships - Application Deadline: Dec. 8. More>>

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF): Region 3 Grant Writing and Technical Assistance Training - all day training in Philadelphia, Dec. 10. Questions? e-mail: WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov. Click Here to RSVP>>

Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition: HIV/AIDS and Aging Webinar (free) - Dec. 17, 1 - 2 pm. Register>>

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