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PCA’s 2020 Senior Strut has been canceled

PCA’s 2020 Senior Strut: A Health Event in the Park has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to strut with you in a healthy 2021! Be safe and stay tuned!

Posted By Michael Hanisco

LOOK: The messages of hope sent to PCA meal recipients during COVID-19

Several weeks ago, we put out a call to Philadelphians of all ages to send messages of hope to the older adults we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked people to send us photos of their creations that we could print out and include along with our home-delivered meals.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA to host July 16 virtual public hearing on 2020-2024 Area Plan and budget for 2020-2021

PCA is holding a virtual Public Hearing to obtain comments on its draft 2020-2024 Area Plan and fiscal year 2020-2021 proposed budget. The hearing will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon. We will host it on the Zoom platform.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Community Engagement: Connecting you to community-based and in-home supports

PCA Community Engagement connects diverse populations to the supports necessary to age with motivation and dignity in their home and community. They bring the information to you, so that you can make the best decisions for your future. Staff and volunteers actively disseminate information in the community, setting up booths or tables at more than 350 events including health fairs, senior expos, faith-based gatherings, community events and block parties, each year.

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

2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program information coming soon!

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will begin distributing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers beginning July 13, 2020. 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 […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA to close Friday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth as an official holiday

Earlier this week, the State of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia added Friday, June 19, (Juneteenth) as an official holiday. Recognizing the significance of this day for our country, our city and the diverse communities we serve, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has also decided to add Juneteenth as an official holiday and will close […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

WATCH: PCA President & CEO Najja Orr testifies in front of U.S. Senate

On Thursday, June 11, PCA President & CEO Najja Orr testified on social isolation and loneliness among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in front of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. You can view a recorded version of the hearing by clicking below. You will be taken to the website of the […]

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

Free webinars to help aging services professionals cope with complex emotions related to the COVID-19 pandemic

PCA is organizing free webinars with Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist and healthcare consultant, to help care managers cope with complex emotions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30 at 11 a.m. These webinars are open to all professionals working in the field of aging services. […]

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