PCACares.Org News Bulletin

Text Size:

The pcaCares.org News Bulletin provides a headline service, five days a week, of news and information on health and aging from publications across the country. The Aging Network News, Events and Action Items include information targeted to Philadelphia's aging network.

Aging Network News

Week of November 23, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Aging Network News

Quote of the Day

"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible."

Abraham Lincoln , October 3, 1863, proclaiming Thanksgiving a national holiday.

PCA Offices will be closed today and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a wonderful and safe holiday.

This newsletter is maintained by the PCA Library.
Please note that access to some sites may require free registration. Click here to visit pcaCares.org

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Aging Network News

Information on Martin Luther King Day of Service Projects Sought(Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – PCA)


The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest MLK Day event in the nation featuring thousands of volunteer service and civic engagement projects. Last year, tens of thousands of children, seniors and families throughout the tri-state region received vital services and resources through these efforts. The 20th annual MLK Day of Service is set for Monday, January 19, 2015. Organizations in the aging network and other community-based agencies are encouraged to plan projects that can bring the community together to meet pressing needs. PCA, publisher of Milestones newspaper for older adults in Philadelphia, is collecting information on Martin Luther King Day of Service projects for the January 2015 edition of Milestones. This is a great opportunity to recruit volunteers and bring attention to your project. Contact Marcia Siegal at 215-765-9000, ext. 5091 or by e-mail to msiegal@pcaphl.org by Thursday, December 4 with information your MLK Day of Service project.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

“It's almost as if each instant is our last and first. We are always dying, and always reborn. And that is living.” 

Jonathan Weiner, author of Long For This World: The Strange Science of Immortality, was born in New York City on November 26, 1953.

This newsletter is maintained by the PCA Library.
Please note that access to some sites may require free registration. Click here to visit pcaCares.org

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aging Network News

PA Elder Law Task Force Issues Report & Recommendations to Protect Elders in Justice System(SeniorLAW Center)


The first statewide Elder Law Task Force was formed in April 2013 to study the overall issues of access to justice being faced by older Pennsylvanians. The 38-member group, which includes representatives from CARIE, SeiorLAW Center and PA Supreme Court, has issued a 284-page report with 130 recommendations to enhance the way Pennsylvania elders interact with the state court system. The report recommends ways older Pennsylvanians can be protected in cases involving abuse, neglect, guardianship, conservatorship and other matters. Two actions were implemented by the Supreme Court prior to the release of the report. The first was the creation of an Office of Elder Justice in the Courts to implement many of these recommendations. The second was the formation of an Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts to serve as the judiciary’s liaison to the executive and legislative branches. To read the full report and recommendations, Click Here>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still."

Lewis Thomas, physician and essayist, was born in Flushing, New York on November 25, 1913.

This newsletter is maintained by the PCA Library.
Please note that access to some sites may require free registration. Click here to visit pcaCares.org

Monday, November 24, 2014

Aging Network News

Research Links Weight Gain to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults(National Geographic News)


Obesity could cause shrinkage in a brain area critical to long-term memory, according to new research by Australian National University. More than one-third of Americans are obese, with serious consequences for heart health and, this new research suggests, cognitive abilities later in life. In a long-term study of people in their early 60s, a brain region called the hippocampus shrank close to 2% a year in those who were obese — a rate close to levels seen in Alzheimer's disease. In people of normal weight, the hippocampus, which is crucial for processing memories for later retrieval, shrank roughly half as much, according to the eight-year study released last week. Earlier research on weight and the brain focused mostly on the impacts of obesity in middle-aged people. But participants in the new study were 60 to 64 years old when the study began, providing evidence of a link between overweight elderly and declining cognitive powers. Read More>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."

Benedict de Spinoza, philosopher, was born in Amsterdam on November 24, 1632.

This newsletter is maintained by the PCA Library.
Please note that access to some sites may require free registration. Click here to visit pcaCares.org

Register Now

Sign up to have the latest senior related news sent straight to your inbox Monday thru Friday.

Make This Site Your Home Page

Upcoming Events
Action Items

None at this time.

Current Research & Issues

None at this time.

Past News Bulletins
PCAcares.org

Resources for older Philadelphians and those who care for them.

PCA Library Online

Books, articles, research papers, web resources, and newsletters, at your fingertips. Search our online library or AskScott.

PCA Helpline Online

Find agencies, programs, services and activities.

Milestones

Newspaper

Check out features, news and information for seniors.

PCAcareers.org

Interested in careers that serve the needs of the elderly in Philadelphia? We hope you will consider PCA.