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PCA’s Celebrate Arts and Aging artists recognized at PECO Artists Luncheon

Bill Conallen

On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, older adult artists participating in Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) 22nd annual Celebrate Arts and Aging (CAA) exhibition were honored at the PECO Artists Luncheon. The luncheon featured remarks from Romona Riscoe Benson, Director, Corporate & Community Impact, PECO; Terri Heavens, Director of Marketing, Communications and Development, PCA; and Najja R. Orr, President and CEO, PCA.

The speakers thanked the artists for their incredible artwork and participation in this year’s Celebrate Arts and Aging exhibition. A specific focus was placed on the idea that creating art is an ageless activity that enhances the quality of life for older adults by providing an outlet for self-expression, stress reduction and relaxation. They also shared their gratitude for the event and opportunity to celebrate the empowerment of art at any age as PCA commemorates Older Americans Month.

PCA’s Celebrate Arts & Aging also features three in-person exhibits of selected artwork on display for public viewing in May at the following locations, days, and times:

  • Parkway Central Library, First Floor, West Gallery, 1901 Vine St. | Public viewing: Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19147 | Public viewing: Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Artists’ reception: Thursday, May 23, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., behind the Presbyterian Church | Public viewing: Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Artists’ reception: Thursday, May 30, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

View the full CAA collection here or online via PCA’s website ( and social media sites.

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