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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Recipe box: Corn, sweet corn

Pick up some fresh corn today, and get creative with these recipes.

Farmers' markets offer just-picked produce. (iStock)
Posted By Michael Hanisco

2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program information

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is once again distributing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers. In previous years, vouchers were typically distributed each summer through PCA’s N. Broad St. headquarters and via select distribution sites. However, this year, vouchers will only be distributed by mail to comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. NOTE: PCA […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Grab & Go Meals Program a food resource for older adults as some grocery stores remain closed

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is continuing to provide meals through its Grab & Go meal sites operating out of senior centers. This is especially important now as many older adults remain affected by the closure of grocery stores in the wake of recent civil unrest. While senior centers remain closed to participants through the […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Was your grocer or pharmacy affected by protests? There’s help available

In the wake of the protests and demonstrations happening throughout the city, a number of grocery stores and pharmacies have been closed due to damage from looting. The result has left many consumers looking for a new place to shop – or worse, with no resource in their neighborhood. Many of these damaged stores have […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

We need you! Help us spread hope and happiness to isolated older adults

Our Meal Distribution Center is doing an excellent job of delivering meals to more than 4,500 older Philadelphians in need each week. To brighten the days of meal recipients, we would also like to share messages of hope. That’s where you come in! We’re asking Philadelphians to create short, hand-written notes and/or hand-drawn pictures to include in future meal deliveries.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA leadership, staff and volunteers assist with home-delivered meals

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is committed to our continuity of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of adversity, we are working hard to meet the needs of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens, like the thousands of people who benefit from our home-delivered meals program. That’s something that PCA President & CEO Holly Lange takes […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Important notice regarding home-delivered meals

Due to issues beyond our control associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Meal Distribution Center (MDC) had to unexpectedly and suddenly close operations on Wednesday, March 18. No deliveries were made that day. We are in the process of catching up on deliveries with the help of volunteer drivers and staff. Due to this situation, the MDC is operating under emergency management procedures.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Tips to eat right for heart health

The most important aspect to remember in eating for heart health is balance.

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