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Posted By Michael Hanisco

COVID-19: Information and resources for older Philadelphians

UPDATED Aug. 25

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

Behind on your gas bill? Aug. 31 deadline to receive new crisis assistance through LIHEAP

Are you currently behind on your gas bill? You may be eligible to receive up to $800 toward your bill through new crisis funding to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Finances force grandparents to live with family

Nearly 41,000 grandparents live with their grandchildren in Philadelphia. In just 10 years, the number of cohabiting grandparents has grown significantly.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Planning for your financial security in retirement

Will you outlive your bank account? Not if you plan for a financially stable retirement.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Scam Alert: How to avoid computer tech-support fraud

In this popular computer-based scam, con artists pretend to be associated with a well-known technology company.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

SCAM ALERT: The IRS is NOT calling

The IRS scam has many forms, but generally scammers call to tell unsuspecting victims they owe back taxes and penalties. Sometimes, scammers claim a deceased relative owed a large debt to the IRS.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Are federal poverty guidelines hurting older Philadelphians?

Federal poverty guidelines often ignore contributing factors, since they only take into account family size and age. Geographical cost-of-living, which is not considered, varies greatly.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Need help with heating bills? Assistance is available.

There are a variety of programs to help eligible Pennsylvanians who need as­sistance paying their home heating bills.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Free health insurance counseling from APPRISE

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) APPRISE program offers free health insurance counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries, regardless of income.

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