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Week of August 31, 2014
The Senior Strut, a Health Event in the Park Returns October 7 (Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – PCA)

PCA’s annual health event – The Senior Strut, a Health Event in the Park – will be held Tuesday, October 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive. Seniors, age 60-plus, are invited to this fun, fitness event that includes a one-mile walk led by Mummers, a health fair with free screenings, and healthy snacks. A live stage area will feature chair yoga, a cooking demonstration and other health-related activities. Meet former Eagles defensive tackle and WIP host Hollis Thomas, and enjoy music by DJ Patty Pat. All participants will receive a T-shirt and pedometer. Free parking is available, and the event is accessible by SEPTA bus routes 32 and 38. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost just $3 per person. To purchase tickets, call 215-765-9000, ext. 5055 or go to www.pcaCares.org/strut. The Senior Strut is presented by Fairmount Park Conservancy, PCA and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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“If you have all these senses — vision, hearing, taste, touch and smell — and someone took them away from you one by one, which is the last one you would give up? Almost everyone says vision, but for me, it would be touch.”

Allison Okamura , an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Laboratory for Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine at Stanford. See "Brainy, Yes, but Far From Handy," (NYT, 9/1/14) on robotics and the sense of touch.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Aging Network News

ACCESS Cardholders Receive $2 Museum Admission(Art-Reach)

Pennsylvania ACCESS cardholders, who use an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to receive government-issued cash and food benefits, may now visit 17 arts and cultural venues for just $2. Among the participating museums, gardens and attractions are The Academy of Natural Sciences, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Independence Seaport Museum, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Morris Arboretum and Please Touch Museum. To receive the discount, visitors must present a valid ACCESS card and photo ID. One ACCESS card admits up to four family members at the $2 rate. Admission must be paid by the visitor, not through the EBT card. The $2 admission is not valid on special exhibitions or features, or with any other offer or group rate. The discount admission program is coordinated by Art-Reach, a nonprofit organization that connects underserved audiences with cultural experiences. For a complete listing and description of participating venues, Click Here>>

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"If you can decently, learn to control what you can, learn to control what you have, learn to refine what you have. Damn perfection! You don’t have to be perfect. You are never going to do a Sistine Chapel, unless somebody ties you to a ceiling."

Jack Kirby, comic book artist and writer, on drawing comics. He was born on August 28, 1917 and died in 1994.

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Monday, September 01, 2014

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