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Ask the Expert: Self-care is essential for caregivers

This month, we sat down with Cheryl Clark-Woods, MSW, who serves as director of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) Caregiver Support Program. Available to both caregivers of older adults and grandparents caring for grandchildren, the program provides resources and financial assistance to hundreds of qualified caregivers in Philadelphia each year. Clark-Woods is a strong advocate for the importance of self-care among those actively caring for older adults and family members. Here, she shares her thoughts on why self-care needs to be a vital part of a caregiver’s regimen.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA encourages donors to support older Philadelphians this #GivingTuesday

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will once again take part in the annual #GivingTuesday campaign, observed this year on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Each year, #GivingTuesday raises billions of dollars for critical causes around the world. Donations are crucial to an agency like PCA, which provides a variety of programs and services to improve the quality of life for approximately 140,000 older adults and those with disabilities, each year.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Take charge of your diabetes with PCA’s FREE six-week self-management workshop

Want to take charge of your diabetes? Register for Common Threads, a six-week diabetes self-management program that is FREE for adults 60 and older.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Our golden years: Advice from one grandmother to others

A Reader Submission

Some of us look forward to retirement and freedom from work. Some look forward to no longer waking up early, rushing to get to work on time, producing for a rating and coming home tired.

Others do not retire. We prefer to let our work keep us mentally and physically alert, while we earn extra money.

As the matriarchs and patriarchs of our families, we give our grandchildren and great-grandchildren – who we adore – something to look up to. As we have achieved many things in life, we encourage them to achieve also.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s next four years: Breakdown of our state-approved Area Plan

Please read this important update from PCA president & CEO Najja Orr.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Make your bids now in PCA’s Virtual Gala online auction!

PCA’s virtual gala will be held via Zoom on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 5-6 p.m. and tickets are still available. Ahead of the virtual gala, a fantastic online auction to support the Rodney D. Williams Philadelphia Fund for Seniors is now open. The auction features more than a dozen great items and experiences, including a […]

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

Older Philadelphians receive produce vouchers through PCA during COVID-19 crisis

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is excited to announce that it served more than 25,000 older Philadelphians through the 2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) by completing the program entirely by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Celebrate Arts & Aging 2020 Virtual Showcase

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) proudly presents its 2020 virtual Celebrate Arts & Aging exhibit, an annual display featuring the extraordinary original artwork by artists, aged 55 and older, from the greater Philadelphia community! On behalf of our sponsors, PECO, an Exelon Company; JEVS Care at Home; Aetna, and AARP Foundation, PCA applauds the bright […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA President & CEO Najja Orr to emcee Virtual Aging Conference Sept. 25

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey will host a free Virtual Aging Conference on Friday, Sept. 25, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Najja Orr, president and CEO of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), will serve as emcee in this conference designed to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the safety of nursing homes, its residents and discuss […]

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