Celebrate #PrideInPlace with these events and materials from SAGE
Like many events this summer, physical Pride celebrations and parades around the country have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, our friends at SAGE, who have been advocating for the rights of LGBT older adults since 1978, want to remind you that nothing can cancel Pride.
Community & stakeholder input sought for State and Area Plans on Aging 2020 – 2024
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging requests the assistance of community members and stakeholders who are passionate about the needs of older adults in helping to shape the priorities for our State Plan on Aging.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Every year on June 15, communities around the world join together to raise awareness of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an opportunity to renew our commitment to preserving the rights of older adults – including the basic human right to live with dignity, free from abuse and neglect.
WATCH: PCA President & CEO Najja Orr testifies in front of U.S. Senate
On Thursday, June 11, PCA President & CEO Najja Orr testified on social isolation and loneliness among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in front of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. You can view a recorded version of the hearing by clicking below. You will be taken to the website of the […]
PCA reminds all to stay vigilant of older adults sheltering in homes during heat
As temperatures rise in the city, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) encourages residents to continue to communicate with older loved ones and friends. Elevated temperatures have the potential to cause heat related illness that can be especially harmful to older adults. Phone, video chat, email and texting are ideal methods to keep in touch with […]
A message from PCA President & CEO Najja Orr in the wake of protests in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, like many other large cities across the nation, has experienced unrest the last few days. At our core, we are people, trying to make sense of events transpiring throughout our country that test the resolve of our human spirit.
Important voting deadlines are approaching!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, PCA is sharing the following information related to voting by mail in the upcoming primary elections. Below are instructions and important deadlines for voting by mail in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Make sure #SeniorsCount in the 2020 census!
While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many operations in the city to close, one initiative still underway is the collection of the U.S. census. Historically, older adults represent the underrepresented in census counts, which is why PCA is reminding all older adults to complete the census and make #SENIORSCOUNT in 2020.