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Posted By Michael Hanisco

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!

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Planning for your financial security in retirement

Will you outlive your bank account? Not if you plan for a financially stable retirement.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

LOOK: The messages of hope sent to PCA meal recipients during COVID-19

Several weeks ago, we put out a call to Philadelphians of all ages to send messages of hope to the older adults we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked people to send us photos of their creations that we could print out and include along with our home-delivered meals.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA to host July 16 virtual public hearing on 2020-2024 Area Plan and budget for 2020-2021

PCA is holding a virtual Public Hearing to obtain comments on its draft 2020-2024 Area Plan and fiscal year 2020-2021 proposed budget. The hearing will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon. We will host it on the Zoom platform.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Community Engagement: Connecting you to community-based and in-home supports

PCA Community Engagement connects diverse populations to the supports necessary to age with motivation and dignity in their home and community. They bring the information to you, so that you can make the best decisions for your future. Staff and volunteers actively disseminate information in the community, setting up booths or tables at more than 350 events including health fairs, senior expos, faith-based gatherings, community events and block parties, each year.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Retired lawyer, social worker advocates for social justice

Judi Bernstein-Baker joined the fight for racial equality 61 years ago, she was just 13.

Farmers' markets offer just-picked produce. (iStock)
Posted By Michael Hanisco

2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program information coming soon!

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will begin distributing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers beginning July 13, 2020. 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 […]

The Franklin Institute science museum is one of Philadelphia's major attractions.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Explore Philly from home

A sampling of local attractions offering virtual museum tours and online activities.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

The doctor will see you now: Remotely

Prior to COVID-19, telemedicine had received spotty reception from health insurers and providers. But the pandemic has vastly increased the use and effectiveness of telemedicine.

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