It’s time to return your mail-in ballot!
Why is it important to vote in the 2020 presidential election?
Not only do we decide on the next president in the 2020 election on Tuesday, November 3, but a number of state offices are up for election this year. In Pennsylvania, the offices of the Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer, and seats for Pennsylvania State Senators and Pennsylvania House of Representatives are all on the ballot.
Celebrate #PrideInPlace with these events and materials from SAGE
Like many events this summer, physical Pride celebrations and parades around the country have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, our friends at SAGE, who have been advocating for the rights of LGBT older adults since 1978, want to remind you that nothing can cancel Pride.
Community & stakeholder input sought for State and Area Plans on Aging 2020 – 2024
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging requests the assistance of community members and stakeholders who are passionate about the needs of older adults in helping to shape the priorities for our State Plan on Aging.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Every year on June 15, communities around the world join together to raise awareness of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an opportunity to renew our commitment to preserving the rights of older adults – including the basic human right to live with dignity, free from abuse and neglect.
WATCH: PCA President & CEO Najja Orr testifies in front of U.S. Senate
On Thursday, June 11, PCA President & CEO Najja Orr testified on social isolation and loneliness among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in front of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. You can view a recorded version of the hearing by clicking below. You will be taken to the website of the […]
PCA reminds all to stay vigilant of older adults sheltering in homes during heat
As temperatures rise in the city, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) encourages residents to continue to communicate with older loved ones and friends. Elevated temperatures have the potential to cause heat related illness that can be especially harmful to older adults. Phone, video chat, email and texting are ideal methods to keep in touch with […]
A message from PCA President & CEO Najja Orr in the wake of protests in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, like many other large cities across the nation, has experienced unrest the last few days. At our core, we are people, trying to make sense of events transpiring throughout our country that test the resolve of our human spirit.