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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Coronavirus: Information on what it is and resources to protect yourself

The Office of Long-Term Living is working closely with managed care organizations and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure preparedness for participants in response to a possible outbreak of COVID-19

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Answering your FAQs about PCA’s annual Regional Conference on Aging

If you’re reading this, you’re either considering or soon-to-be actively attending the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s annual Regional Conference on Aging, held this year from Sept. 25-27. The conference is open to all professionals in the aging care community and will have a wealth of real-time information and practices from experts that attendees can implement in their own practice.

For those of you with questions regarding the conference, we offer a few answers to general inquiries here. If there’s anything you’d like to know beyond the answers provided, contact Tom Shea at tshea@pcaCares.org.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s M. Powell Lawton Conference highlights changing demographics among Philadelphia seniors

On Thursday, May 2, PCA hosted the 2019 M. Powell Lawton Conference, which had a theme of “Emerging Groups among the City’s Older Adult Population: New Challenges, New Opportunities.” The event attracted over 100 attendees from the local aging services network.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Pennsylvania receives $650,000 federal grant for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

The funds will be used to improve the state’s efforts to serve the estimated 400,000 Pennsylvania residents who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Registration open for the 2018 Regional Conference on Aging

The 2018 Regional Conference on Aging, presented by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), will be held at its offices, 642 North Broad St. in Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 26 through Friday, September 28. The conference will offer 30 workshops over three days centered on clinical programs, public policy issues and resources for professionals who work with older adults.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

LIHEAP now open for 2017-18 season

On Nov. 1, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) opened for the 2017-18 season.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Disaster preparedness resources available to aging network

Message from Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne from National Preparedness Month in September.

Designating a professional to help with your finances can give you peace of mind.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Legal help for married couples with problem reverse mortgages

SeniorLAW Center can help couples with reverse mortgages who may face ownership issues, but it is imperative that seniors seek help before the death of the borrower spouse.

Farmers' markets offer just-picked produce. (iStock)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA’s 2017 Produce Voucher Distribution is Winding Down

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) began distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) produce vouchers on Monday, June 19, as part of an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The program serves more than 36,000 seniors each year and fewer than 2,700 sets of vouchers remain for this year. Eligible […]

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