News About Aging

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Health Brief: Senior centers are hubs of activity

You’ll gain a multitude of benefits by joining one of the 28 senior community and satellite meal centers that are funded by PCA.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

The many benefits of creating art

The first step to becoming an artist is to let go of the idea that art has to be perfect or that it must look a certain way.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Unique artist finds beauty in nature

Anne Swoyer, 63, of Mt. Airy, re-envisions common objects as works of art.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Area experts on opening with care during COVID-19

As restrictions ease in the city of Philadelphia and beyond, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still an active pandemic. So, if you decide to venture outside for food, recreation or shopping, make sure to proceed cautiously.

The Franklin Institute science museum is one of Philadelphia's major attractions.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Explore Philly from home

A sampling of local attractions offering virtual museum tours and online activities.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Enjoy these 5 safe summer activities

Enjoying the outdoors this summer is possible, even in the age of COVID-19 if you take a few precautions and use common sense.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Get out and safely explore the city’s parks

Philadelphia boasts more than 10,000 acres of public land and waterways, including more than 150 neighborhood parks. All parks, athletic fields and trails remain open to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA senior centers create a sense of community

Most mornings, you can find Barbara Jean Morehead walking her little dog down the streets of Fishtown. By mid-morning, she’s deep in conversation with the crochet circle that meets almost daily inside Lutheran Settlement House, one of combined 28 full-service senior community centers and satellite meal sites sponsored by PCA. It’s where Morehead spends a good portion of her day with friends who also frequent the center, creating a bond that far surpasses fabric and yarn.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.”

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