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Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

COVID-19: Information and resources for older Philadelphians

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.

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.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

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.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Survivorship care: Meeting the long-term needs of cancer survivors

With an ever-increasing number of people surviving cancer, and with the majority of those survivors being older adults, survivorship care is an important topic for seniors.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Narrative medicine focuses on the person

When it comes to staying healthy, talk can be worth a mint. Narrative medicine puts a premium on the stories patients tell their doctors about why they’re seeking treatment.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Free health insurance counseling from APPRISE

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) APPRISE program offers free health insurance counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries, regardless of income.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

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.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Firehouse Active Adult Center is now open

PCA is pleased to announce the opening of the Firehouse Active Adult Center in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia. Located at 5331 Haverford Avenue, former home of Engine 65, the renovated facility reflects the combined efforts of the City of Philadelphia and PCA and is intended to serve the West Philadelphia community for many years to come.

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