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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Free produce vouchers available for eligible Philadelphia seniors

PCA will begin distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) produce vouchers Monday, June 24, as part of an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Eligible Philadelphia seniors can receive $20 worth of vouchers (four vouchers, each valued at $5) that can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at certified farmers’ markets throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force to host panel on combatting elder financial abuse

In observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Taskforce will host its annual event focused on the steps seniors can take to protect their funds. “Charting the Course to Battle Elder Financial Exploitation” will be held on Friday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Nominations sought for Pennsylvania’s 2019 Direct Care Worker of the Year Award

Nominations due Friday, Jan. 25.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Pennsylvania receives $650,000 federal grant for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

The funds will be used to improve the state’s efforts to serve the estimated 400,000 Pennsylvania residents who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Pennsylvania attorney general warns seniors of IRS scams

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro warns consumers about fraudulent calls and scams from individuals impersonating IRS agents.

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.

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

LIHEAP now open for 2017-18 season

On Nov. 1, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) opened for the 2017-18 season.

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