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Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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 […]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Wolf Administration: Trump-Proposed Cuts to Federal Health Programs Jeopardize Access to Life-Saving Health Care

The Wolf Administration spoke out against potential cuts contained in President Trump’s proposed federal budget, which would significantly change Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Advocacy Alert: Vote on GOP tax bill expected early next week

Take action now! Tell your legislators to vote no on this tax bill compromise legislation. Contact your representatives and senators through calls, emails, and faxed and/or hand-delivered letters to their district offices — with a tweet at the member for good measure.

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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Advocacy alert: Tax-cut bill poses major risks to aging programs

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) , joins in n4a advocacy opposing a tax-cut bill that poses major risks to aging programs. A Senate vote is imminent.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Section of The AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to PCA Nov. 20 to Dec. 4

To draw attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to coincide with World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, a block of The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be installed at PCA.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Rollout of Community HealthChoices delayed for most of PA

The start of CHC has been delayed for Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, until January 1, 2019.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA releases summary of its public hearing testimony and responses

On Oct. 11, PCA held a public hearing to obtain comment on its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Ombudsman program helps advocate for residents in long-term care. (ThinkStock)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

October is National Residents’ Rights Month

October is national Residents’ Rights Month. It focuses on the rights and quality of residents in lifelong-term care facilities – nursing facilities, assisted living, personal care homes, domiciliary care facilities, and those who attend older adult daily living centers. The theme for this year’s Residents’ Rights Month, “It’s all about me: My life, my care, my choices,” focuses on the respect and dignity of every resident. In Philadelphia, advocating for residents’ rights goes on year-round through the Ombudsmen program managed by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA).

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