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Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s virtual Regional Conference on Aging takes place Oct. 20-22

PCA’s Regional Conference on Aging is scheduled for Oct. 20-22! This year’s conference will be completely virtual with multiple sessions held over three days.

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

Older Philadelphians receive produce vouchers through PCA during COVID-19 crisis

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is excited to announce that it served more than 25,000 older Philadelphians through the 2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) by completing the program entirely by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

There’s no reason to deal with mental health problems alone

Mental Health Awareness Month in October is the perfect time to do a personal checkup on how you’re feeling – mentally and emotionally.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

What to know about Medicare Open Enrollment this year

While Medicare as a whole may look pretty similar to past years, APPRISE, Pennsylvania’s state health insurance assistance program, will look very different this year for Philadelphia.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Celebrate Arts & Aging 2020 Virtual Showcase

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) proudly presents its 2020 virtual Celebrate Arts & Aging exhibit, an annual display featuring the extraordinary original artwork by artists, aged 55 and older, from the greater Philadelphia community! On behalf of our sponsors, PECO, an Exelon Company; JEVS Care at Home; Aetna, and AARP Foundation, PCA applauds the bright […]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

COVID-19 prevention is top priority for older adults, ahead of vaccine

While scientists continue to work on creating an effective vaccine, there is also a great deal of concern that historically these vaccines tend to be least effective for older adults.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

The eyes have it: See that you take care of yours

Many eye conditions affecting older adults are not reversible, so it’s important to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible to preserve your sight.

A heart-healthy Italian cooking demo will be one of the featured classes at PCA's "Engage Your Body and Brain" on March 24. (istock)
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Keeping an eye on your esophagus

Heartburn two or three times a week may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which if not treated could lead to cancer.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

What to do in an emergency – if you are alone

Unpredictable events can strike at any moment. Be prepared to handle an emergency – on your own.

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