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Listen: PCA’s Cheryl Clark speaks about the changing face of caregiving

Cheryl Clark, supervisor for PCA’s caregiver support program, recently spoke to iHeart Radio’s Loraine Ballard Morrill about the “sandwich generation,” adults who are caring for aging parents as well as their children. In the interview, Clark touches on the unique challenges facing these caregivers and the resources that are available to help.


Listen: PCA Nutrition Manager Amy Goldstein speaks about food insecurity among older adults

PCA Nutrition Manager Amy Goldstein recently spoke with WURD Radio’s “Reality Check” about food insecurity among older adults in Philadelphia. In the interview with host Charles Ellison, Goldstein touched on several programs that PCA offers to those in need, including congregate meals at PCA-funded senior centers and home-delivered meals.


Use these tips to secure your mental health

If you are 60 or older, know that according to the World Health Organization, you are among a group of aging adults that will double in proportion over the next 30 years. In fact, this amazing evolution of the world’s senior population has already started and continues to climb. In 2015, seniors accounted for only […]


PCA’s 12th Annual Winter Resource Fair

PCA will host its 12th annual Winter Resource Fair on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the St. John Neumann Center. The deadline to register is Thursday, Oct. 31.


Art thou a witch?

By Dorothy Stanaitis

Pennsylvania’s only witchcraft trial was held in Philadelphia in 1683 with William Penn as judge.

In 1683, Margaret and Nils Mattson, Swedish-Finnish settlers, ran a fine farm called New Sweden, near Ridley Creek in Eddystone, Pennsylvania (the spot that would later be home to the Baldwin Locomotive Plant). Among other things, Margaret grew herbs there that she used in her work as a traditional Finnish healer.


PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut health event recap

We want to thank everyone that helped to make PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut a major success! More than 500 seniors turned out to the health event to celebrate a day of wellness, activity, and friendship. Thank you to Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for their support, along with all of our sponsors: […]


Reducing your risk for diabetes

By Carol Meerschaert

Type 2 diabetes, a disease in which your body doesn’t use insulin properly, is common among older adults. However, there are many things you can do to lower your risk. While some risk factors for the disease cannot be changed, such as a family history of diabetes or your age, you can do something to control the most common risk factors for diabetes, which include being overweight, having high blood pressure and being physically inactive.


PCA’s letter to the USDA regarding the proposed changes to SNAP’s broad-based categorical eligibility rule

The following is a letter submitted to the USDA by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging President and CEO Holly Lange regarding the proposed changes to SNAP’s broad-based categorical eligibility rule on Monday, Sept. 23:  Dear Secretary Perdue: On behalf of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), I am writing in opposition to the proposed changes to broad-based […]


Physical activity is important for healthy aging, but use caution

We’re taught from a young age about the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, yet levels of physical activity often decease with age.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 28% to 34% of adults 65 to 74 are physically active. The rate for those 75 and older is 35% to 44%. The good news is that health experts say we’re never too old to reap the benefits of physical
activity.


Answering your FAQs about PCA’s annual Regional Conference on Aging

If you’re reading this, you’re either considering or soon-to-be actively attending the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s annual Regional Conference on Aging, held this year from Sept. 25-27. The conference is open to all professionals in the aging care community and will have a wealth of real-time information and practices from experts that attendees can implement in their own practice.

For those of you with questions regarding the conference, we offer a few answers to general inquiries here. If there’s anything you’d like to know beyond the answers provided, contact Tom Shea at tshea@pcaCares.org.