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Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA to host July 16 virtual public hearing on 2020-2024 Area Plan and budget for 2020-2021

PCA is holding a virtual Public Hearing to obtain comments on its draft 2020-2024 Area Plan and fiscal year 2020-2021 proposed budget. The hearing will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon. We will host it on the Zoom platform.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Pennsylvania Department of Aging to host a Virtual Community Conversation July 7

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging will host a Virtual Community Conversation from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, to discuss its State Plan on Aging for 2020-2024 and invites feedback from the public and community stakeholders throughout Pennsylvania.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Coronavirus: Information on what it is and resources to protect yourself

The Office of Long-Term Living is working closely with managed care organizations and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ensure preparedness for participants in response to a possible outbreak of COVID-19

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 Michael Hanisco

Answering your FAQs about PCA’s annual Regional Conference on Aging

If you’re reading this, you’re either considering or soon-to-be actively attending the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s annual Regional Conference on Aging, held this year from Sept. 25-27. The conference is open to all professionals in the aging care community and will have a wealth of real-time information and practices from experts that attendees can implement in their own practice.

For those of you with questions regarding the conference, we offer a few answers to general inquiries here. If there’s anything you’d like to know beyond the answers provided, contact Tom Shea at tshea@pcaCares.org.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s Regional Conference on Aging scheduled for September 25-27

Registration is now open for the 2019 Regional Conference on Aging, presented by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). The conference will be held at PCA’s offices, 642 North Broad St. in Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 25 through Friday, September 27.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s M. Powell Lawton Conference highlights changing demographics among Philadelphia seniors

On Thursday, May 2, PCA hosted the 2019 M. Powell Lawton Conference, which had a theme of “Emerging Groups among the City’s Older Adult Population: New Challenges, New Opportunities.” The event attracted over 100 attendees from the local aging services network.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

For these PCA professionals, a career in social work is passion, labor of love

By Marcia Z. Siegal

March is National Professional Social Work Month. It honors the invaluable contributions of the professionals who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. This month, Milestones showcases three of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) dedicated social work professionals. While their roles vary, they all have a passion for the work they do to help older adults age with optimal quality of life.

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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