COVID-19: Information and resources for older Philadelphians
UPDATED Aug. 25
In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the city of Philadelphia and other agencies have made resources available to older Philadelphians to stay safe, healthy and informed.
PCA’s in-home support program helps older adults regain, maintain independence
Lillian Stevens was a dutiful mother and homemaker raising her family in West Oak Lane. She recalls making her family chicken and vegetables, breakfast foods, and “just about everything when I was [doing the] cooking.” Her prowess in the kitchen ended Mother’s Day in 2018 when she suffered a stroke while on the way to church. Stevens recovered following her hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation. But upon returning home, Stevens realized she was in need of some assistance in her plan to continue to live independently.
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.
The changing face of caregiving
Having it all in today’s world often becomes more challenging with age. Juggling a full-time job, domestic responsibilities and caregiving duties can feel like a three-ring circus. This is especially true for those younger seniors who are “sandwiched” between dueling caregiving responsibilities.
PCA’s Annual Report highlights agency’s impact on area seniors
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has released its annual report, which highlights the agency’s impact on the lives of Philadelphia area seniors. The 2018-19 report conveys the agency’s mission, funding and governance and highlights personal stories from several people who have been assisted by PCA.