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Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s Regional Conference on Aging scheduled for September 25-27

Registration is now open for the 2019 Regional Conference on Aging, presented by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). The conference will be held at PCA’s offices, 642 North Broad St. in Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 25 through Friday, September 27.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA to present ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’ event

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will present its annual senior education event, titled “Engage Your Body and Brain,” on Saturday, March 23, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 North Broad St. Topics for the sessions are “Meditation,” “Operation Paper Clutter Control,” “Genealogy 101,” “Intro to Self-defense,” “Eating for Energy,” “Intro to Facebook,” “Flower Pot Decoration” and “What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana.” Registration is required by March 1.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Educating younger generations about the Holocaust

By Barbara Sherf

Rhonda Fink-Whitman, author of the book “94 Maidens,” is working to raise awareness of the Holocaust among younger generations at a time when many are uninformed about this historic tragedy and when anti-Semitism in the United States is rising at an alarming rate.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Registration open for the 2018 Regional Conference on Aging

The 2018 Regional Conference on Aging, presented by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), will be held at its offices, 642 North Broad St. in Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 26 through Friday, September 28. The conference will offer 30 workshops over three days centered on clinical programs, public policy issues and resources for professionals who work with older adults.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA to present ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will present a senior education event, titled “Engage Your Body and Brain,” on Saturday, March 24. The event, featuring classes ranging from cyber safety to gardening, will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 North Broad St. The cost to attend is $5 per person and includes a healthy snack. Registration is required by March 2.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Register now for PCA’s ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’

PCA’s senior education event, “Engage Your Body and Brain,” will be held Saturday, March 24 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 N Broad St. For just $5, seniors enjoy classes of their choice and a healthy snack. Registration is required by March 2.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses an estimated crowd of 250,000 at the 1963 March on Washington.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Senior centers feature MLK commemorations, celebrations

The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15 celebrates the life and legacy of this civil rights icon and encourages people to do acts of services as he had called for during his lifetime. Many local senior community centers are honoring the spirit of Dr. King in advance with special activities. Here are highlights for some celebrations taking place on Friday, Jan. 12 at several of the senior centers which receive funding support from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

Learning to use the computer "tabet" are(from left Linda Gray and Linda Wilson. (Photo courtesy of Ralston Center)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

App helps seniors get online

Generations on Line (GoL), a nonprofit dedicated to helping seniors tackle the digital divide, has launched a free application, or “app,” that’s designed to get older adults online more easily by using small, portable computer “tablets.” The app is called Easy Tablet Help for Seniors. It is available both in the Apple App Store and in Google Play. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is collaborating with GoL on behalf of seniors citywide to expand computer tablet training through this new app.

November is National Caregiver Month (iStock)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA to host free caregiver workshop on Nov. 13

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and Lutheran Settlement House will present a free caregiver workshop, “Caregiving Counts: How to Maximize Your Time Around the Clock,” on Monday, Nov. 13. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. Expert speakers will make presentations on finding your organizational style, easy meal preparation, medication management, care coordination, caregiving skill-building and self-care. Lunch is included. For more information or to register, call 215-765-9000, ext. 4391 or email Cheryl.Clark@pcaCares.org.

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