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.
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.
Cut the clutter: How to organize all those papers, restore order at home
Is your home overloaded with papers? From catalogs to financial statements to receipts, pa- per can become an all-consuming mess that clutters our lives. Taking steps to organize and reduce your paper can help bring order to your home. “When you craft and maintain systems to manage your information, you’ll reduce stress, save money, increase your credibility and feel masterful,” says Leslie Robison, a professional organizer for more than 20 years and principal of Mastery Coaching and Consulting in Lansdale.
Protect your assets: Why you need a will
By Marcia Z. Siegal
Death can be an unpleasant topic, but it is important to think about which family members or friends you want to inherit your property and other assets after you are gone. Having a will can help give you peace of mind and assure your money and other possessions are left to the people you designate.
Older workers face opportunities, challenges after retirement
By Michael Hanisco
Whether it’s needed to pay the bills, a way to earn extra pocket money, or simply a strategy to stay engaged with others, many people end up returning to the workplace after retirement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 1977 and 2007, the employment rate for workers 65 and older rose by 101 percent.