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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Free webinars to help aging services professionals cope with complex emotions related to the COVID-19 pandemic

PCA is organizing free webinars with Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist and healthcare consultant, to help care managers cope with complex emotions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30 at 11 a.m. These webinars are open to all professionals working in the field of aging services. […]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

In the time of COVID-19, grandparent caregivers are feeling the strain

More than 16,000 grandparents in Philadelphia are the primary caregiver for t heir grandchildren. PCA’s Caregiver Support Program is here to help.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA Caregiver Support Program offers relief for grandparents raising grandchildren during COVID-19

As stay-at-home orders remain in effect for all of Philadelphia, many families are feeling the crunch of compounding responsibilities, including  homeschooling, working, caring for the home and children. This is also the reality for more than 16,000 grandparents throughout Philadelphia who are raising grandchildren. During this time, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is encouraging these […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s Caregiver Support program eases stress

The excerpt below is taken from PCA’s 2019-2020 Annual Report. To read the full report, click here. You can also download a PDF version by clicking here. Webster’s Dictionary may have to redefine the word “support” to cover everything caregiver Sebastian Collins does for his mother, Betty Mitchell. “I wash the dishes, as well as […]

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!

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

Caregiver Support Program campaign underway

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) has launched a statewide campaign to promote the Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Program, which provides adults who are the primary caregivers for a senior, as well as senior caregivers raising a child or caring for an adult with a disability, with respite care, reimbursement for caregiving expenses, education and counseling.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Nominations sought for Pennsylvania’s 2019 Direct Care Worker of the Year Award

Nominations due Friday, Jan. 25.

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