Author Archives: Alicia Colombo

Health Brief: Get your health care back on track

Many older adults may have put doctor visits and health screenings on the backburner during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important to get preventive health care back on track.


The City of Motherly Love

Mothers Day has been a national holiday since 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson, urged by a Philadelphia woman, Anna Jarvis, signed it into law.


Attitudes, words can help combat ageism

Common assumptions about older adults include that they are needy or that they have little desire for romance. These are examples of unconscious bias, or snap judgements.


From ordinary to extraordinary: Artists transform senior center

Three older adult artists have been working on a colorful floor-to-ceiling mural inside South Philadelphia Older Adult Center at 1430 E. Passyunk Ave.


Communities of Strength

Older adults are a key source of this strength. Through their experiences, successes and wisdom, they have built resilience that helps them to face new challenges. When communities tap into this resource, they become stronger, too.


Creating art uplifts the body and soul

Multimedia artist Terrence L. Gore, 56, of West Philadelphia, has learned to treasure each day.


PCA’s 2021 art exhibit goes digital for a 2nd year

PCA’s 19th annual Celebrate Arts & Aging exhibit will be available online throughout the month of May.


Honoring older Americans

In May, the nation honors Older Americans Month. PCA has made it its mission to honor and serve Philadelphia’s older adults every day since it was founded in 1973.


Health Brief: CDC vaccination update

COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Recipe Box: Spring is here! Spend more time outdoors and less time in the kitchen

To maximize your time spent outdoors instead of in the kitchen, here’s a spring-friendly meal that can be completed in 35 minutes or less.