Author Archives: Michael Hanisco

Census 2020: Our final chance to make sure #SeniorsCount in Philadelphia!

Let’s make sure #SeniorsCount in Philadelphia! Here’s how you can respond today.

Save the Dates: PCA’s virtual Regional Conference on Aging, Oct. 20-22

PCA’s Regional Conference on Aging is scheduled for Oct. 20-22! This year’s conference will be completely virtual with multiple sessions held over three days.

Celebrate Arts & Aging 2020 Virtual Showcase

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) proudly presents its 2020 virtual Celebrate Arts & Aging exhibit, an annual display featuring the extraordinary original artwork by artists, aged 55 and older, from the greater Philadelphia community! On behalf of our sponsors, PECO, an Exelon Company; JEVS Care at Home; Aetna, and AARP Foundation, PCA applauds the bright […]

COVID-19: Information and resources for older Philadelphians


In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the city of Philadelphia and other agencies have made resources available to older Philadelphians to stay safe, healthy and informed.

Behind on your gas bill? Aug. 31 deadline to receive new crisis assistance through LIHEAP

Are you currently behind on your gas bill? You may be eligible to receive up to $800 toward your bill through new crisis funding to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Area experts on opening with care during COVID-19

As restrictions ease in the city of Philadelphia and beyond, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still an active pandemic. So, if you decide to venture outside for food, recreation or shopping, make sure to proceed cautiously.

Heat health emergency: Where to go to stay cool in Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia has issued the region’s first heat health emergency through Tuesday, July 21. This has activated Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s Heatline at 215-765-9040. 

Keep cool and protect yourself from the heat this summer

This summer, PCA encourages all city residents to check up on anyone who may be vulnerable to the heat, as those sheltering alone in their homes could be experiencing heat symptoms without anyone knowing. PCA estimates that 36% of all people aged 60 and older live alone in the city. Additionally, the City of Philadelphia […]

2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program information

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is once again distributing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers. In previous years, vouchers were typically distributed each summer through PCA’s N. Broad St. headquarters and via select distribution sites. However, this year, vouchers will only be distributed by mail to comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. NOTE: PCA […]

PCA’s 2020 Senior Strut has been canceled

PCA’s 2020 Senior Strut: A Health Event in the Park has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to strut with you in a healthy 2021! Be safe and stay tuned!