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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Census 2020: Our final chance to make sure #SeniorsCount in Philadelphia!

Let’s make sure #SeniorsCount in Philadelphia! Here’s how you can respond today.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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 […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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 […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

People waving Gay Pride flags.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Love wins. Every time.

LGBT inclusion benefits all of society. It brings us all closer to the true ideal of equality, where people are judged not based on their appearance, choices or lifestyle, but by their intellect, values and skills.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

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