Help yourself and your immunity
We hope that the worldwide spread of coronavirus will soon be contained, so we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Regardless, you need to know that the healthier you are, the better chance your immune system can thrive and keep illnesses far away. Here are four tips to give your immune system a […]
COVID-19: Information and resources for older Philadelphians
In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the city of Philadelphia and other agencies have made resources available to older Philadelphians to stay safe, healthy and informed.
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
PCA presents ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’ senior education event on April 25
PCA will present its annual “Engage Your Body and Brain” senior education event on Saturday, April 25, from noon to 4:30 p.m. The event will include seven educational classes taught by local experts.
Writing a family love letter
By Barbara Sherf
There is a website for just about everything. One particular site sparked me to offer a class to seniors on writing a love letter to their families (and friends) that talks about their legacy through the stories, hopes and desires for their family and sharing their legacy lessons.
According to the familyloveletter.com site, “the family love letter is an indispensable planning tool allowing you to enhance the legal planning and legacy documents you may have prepared bringing clarity, reducing stress, and minimizing the conflicts, which often follow an incapacity or death.”
PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut health event recap
We want to thank everyone that helped to make PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut a major success! More than 500 seniors turned out to the health event to celebrate a day of wellness, activity, and friendship. Thank you to Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for their support, along with all of our sponsors: […]
Reducing your risk for diabetes
By Carol Meerschaert
Type 2 diabetes, a disease in which your body doesn’t use insulin properly, is common among older adults. However, there are many things you can do to lower your risk. While some risk factors for the disease cannot be changed, such as a family history of diabetes or your age, you can do something to control the most common risk factors for diabetes, which include being overweight, having high blood pressure and being physically inactive.