News About Aging

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Attitudes, words can help combat ageism

Common assumptions about older adults include that they are needy or that they have little desire for romance. These are examples of unconscious bias, or snap judgements.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Honoring older Americans

In May, the nation honors Older Americans Month. PCA has made it its mission to honor and serve Philadelphia’s older adults every day since it was founded in 1973.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

These boomers remain passionate about activism

“We as seniors can’t retire, there’s too much to do and everything is in jeopardy.“

Posted By Michael Hanisco

It’s time to return your mail-in ballot!

UPDATED 10/29/2020

Why is it important to vote in the 2020 presidential election?

Not only do we decide on the next president in the 2020 election on Tuesday, November 3, but a number of state offices are up for election this year. In Pennsylvania, the offices of the Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer, and seats for Pennsylvania State Senators and Pennsylvania House of Representatives are all on the ballot.

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 […]

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