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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Coronavirus: Information on what it is and resources to protect yourself

The Office of Long-Term Living is working closely with managed care organizations and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure preparedness for participants in response to a possible outbreak of COVID-19

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Know someone making a difference in the lives of older Philadelphians? Nominate them for a community service award!

Do you know someone who is making a difference in the lives of older Philadelphians? Show them how much they are appreciated by nominating them for a 2020 Community Service Award from the Emergency Fund Coalition (EFC) for Older Philadelphians!

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Answering your FAQs about PCA’s annual Regional Conference on Aging

If you’re reading this, you’re either considering or soon-to-be actively attending the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s annual Regional Conference on Aging, held this year from Sept. 25-27. The conference is open to all professionals in the aging care community and will have a wealth of real-time information and practices from experts that attendees can implement in their own practice.

For those of you with questions regarding the conference, we offer a few answers to general inquiries here. If there’s anything you’d like to know beyond the answers provided, contact Tom Shea at

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 Michael Hanisco

PCA’s M. Powell Lawton Conference highlights changing demographics among Philadelphia seniors

On Thursday, May 2, PCA hosted the 2019 M. Powell Lawton Conference, which had a theme of “Emerging Groups among the City’s Older Adult Population: New Challenges, New Opportunities.” The event attracted over 100 attendees from the local aging services network.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

For these PCA professionals, a career in social work is passion, labor of love

By Marcia Z. Siegal

March is National Professional Social Work Month. It honors the invaluable contributions of the professionals who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. This month, Milestones showcases three of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) dedicated social work professionals. While their roles vary, they all have a passion for the work they do to help older adults age with optimal quality of life.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

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

Nominations due Friday, Jan. 25.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Submit your nominations for 2019’s Emergency Fund Coalition Community Service Awards

On Thursday, May 16, the Emergency Fund Coalition (EFC) for Older Philadelphians will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Hotel. As part of its celebration, the EFC asks your assistance in the nomination process for community service awards to be presented at the luncheon.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Get the facts: Senior poverty rampant in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has the highest percentage of seniors in poverty of the nation’s 10 largest cities, according to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Find out more about local senior poverty statistics and their implications for seniors’ health and well-being.

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