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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Honor Dr. King’s legacy through the MLK Day of Service

PCA will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As we honor the life and legacy of this civil rights icon, let’s renew his call to serve one another. This MLK Day, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for older adults looking to carry on Dr. King’s legacy.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Writing a family love letter

By Barbara Sherf

There is a website for just about everything. One particular site sparked me to offer a class to seniors on writing a love letter to their families (and friends) that talks about their legacy through the stories, hopes and desires for their family and sharing their legacy lessons.

According to the site, “the family love letter is an indispensable planning tool allowing you to enhance the legal planning and legacy documents you may have prepared bringing clarity, reducing stress, and minimizing the conflicts, which often follow an incapacity or death.”

Dorothy Stanaitis' childhood ice skating aspirations were inspired by famed ice skater famous ice skater. Sonja Henie. (istock)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Six events to melt away a gloomy winter in Philadelphia

By Alex Nagy It can be difficult to get out of the house once the temperatures drop, but don’t let the cold hold you back. Everyone may want to stay inside, but there are plenty of events going on throughout the city every winter to keep you moving. Warm up your grandkids’ day with some […]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Five real health resolutions for 2020

Make a promise to yourself to have a healthier you. Do little things and plan for events that force your body to feel better, have more energy and de-stress. In 2020, you can truly be a better you.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA joins Home for the Holidays Campaign

The new year is a great time to reconnect with family and friends. Take advantage of this time and talk with your older loved ones about services or supports they may need, including home repairs and modifications.

A woman ponders her finances.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA Emergency Fund: Help us help Philadelphia’s older adults

As temperatures dip, most people turn up their heaters to combat the brutal weather. But for many of the city’s older adults that isn’t an option, since Philadelphia has one of the highest senior poverty rates in the country.

Posted By Kerith Gabriel

A conversation with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

By the time you read this, all of the accolades that adorned City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s office will be gone and her time serving Philadelphia will have come to a close. 

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Column: Resolving to make resolutions

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! Weren’t we supposed to have flying cars by now? The movies and literature often depict an overly ambitious timeline for progress. The same can be said for New Year’s resolutions.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Know someone making a difference in the lives of older Philadelphians? Nominate them for a community service award!

Do you know someone who is making a difference in the lives of older Philadelphians? Show them how much they are appreciated by nominating them for a 2020 Community Service Award from the Emergency Fund Coalition (EFC) for Older Philadelphians!

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