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Posted By Michael Hanisco

A welcome message from new PCA president and CEO Najja Orr

New PCA President and CEO offers the following message to the aging network.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA Board Chair announces Najja Orr as President and CEO

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFPd, Board Chair of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), announces the appointment of Najja Orr as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 3, 2020. It is my esteemed pleasure as board president, joined by members of the board and our executive and administrative leadership, to warmly welcome […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s in-home support program helps older adults regain, maintain independence

Lillian Stevens was a dutiful mother and homemaker raising her family in West Oak Lane. She recalls making her family chicken and vegetables, breakfast foods, and “just about everything when I was [doing the] cooking.” Her prowess in the kitchen ended Mother’s Day in 2018 when she suffered a stroke while on the way to church. Stevens recovered following her hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation. But upon returning home, Stevens realized she was in need of some assistance in her plan to continue to live independently.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Census FAQs: Speak up, be counted

Since so little is known about the U.S. census, PCA has provided a cheat sheet so you know what to expect and who to call with questions

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Putting Penn to paper

Meet the Philadelphia woman who made William Penn and his wife American citizens

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Violent crime in Philadelphia: What is being done to prevent it?

Learn how to protect yourself.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

SCAM ALERT: The IRS is NOT calling

The IRS scam has many forms, but generally scammers call to tell unsuspecting victims they owe back taxes and penalties. Sometimes, scammers claim a deceased relative owed a large debt to the IRS.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA senior centers create a sense of community

Most mornings, you can find Barbara Jean Morehead walking her little dog down the streets of Fishtown. By mid-morning, she’s deep in conversation with the crochet circle that meets almost daily inside Lutheran Settlement House, one of combined 28 full-service senior community centers and satellite meal sites sponsored by PCA. It’s where Morehead spends a good portion of her day with friends who also frequent the center, creating a bond that far surpasses fabric and yarn.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Help yourself and your immunity

We hope that the worldwide spread of coronavirus will soon be contained, so we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Regardless, you need to know that the healthier you are, the better chance your immune system can thrive and keep illnesses far away. Here are four tips to give your immune system a […]

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