News About Aging

Posted By Michael Hanisco

A welcome message from new PCA president and CEO Najja Orr

New PCA President and CEO offers the following message to the aging network.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA Board Chair announces Najja Orr as President and CEO

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFPd, Board Chair of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), announces the appointment of Najja Orr as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 3, 2020. It is my esteemed pleasure as board president, joined by members of the board and our executive and administrative leadership, to warmly welcome […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s in-home support program helps older adults regain, maintain independence

Lillian Stevens was a dutiful mother and homemaker raising her family in West Oak Lane. She recalls making her family chicken and vegetables, breakfast foods, and “just about everything when I was [doing the] cooking.” Her prowess in the kitchen ended Mother’s Day in 2018 when she suffered a stroke while on the way to church. Stevens recovered following her hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation. But upon returning home, Stevens realized she was in need of some assistance in her plan to continue to live independently.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Census FAQs: Speak up, be counted

Since so little is known about the U.S. census, PCA has provided a cheat sheet so you know what to expect and who to call with questions

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 Kerith Gabriel

New PCA President and CEO Najja Orr talks about his vision

“We should consider ways to increase our use of metrics and analytics to support our position when it comes to aging.”

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Passing the Torch: A farewell note from PCA President & CEO Holly Lange

Please read this important message from PCA President & CEO Holly Lange.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s Caregiver Support program eases stress

The excerpt below is taken from PCA’s 2019-2020 Annual Report. To read the full report, click here. You can also download a PDF version by clicking here. Webster’s Dictionary may have to redefine the word “support” to cover everything caregiver Sebastian Collins does for his mother, Betty Mitchell. “I wash the dishes, as well as […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Support PCA and older Philadelphians during the COVID-19 pandemic

PCA has had many people reaching out via our website and social media to ask how they can assist, even during this time of social distancing and the stay-at-home mandate. We are very grateful for your kind offer to help.

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