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Posted By Michael Hanisco

Support PCA and older Philadelphians during the COVID-19 pandemic

PCA has had many people reaching out via our website and social media to ask how they can assist, even during this time of social distancing and the stay-at-home mandate. We are very grateful for your kind offer to help.

A woman ponders her finances.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA Emergency Fund: Help us help Philadelphia’s older adults

As temperatures dip, most people turn up their heaters to combat the brutal weather. But for many of the city’s older adults that isn’t an option, since Philadelphia has one of the highest senior poverty rates in the country.

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

PCA’s Night in Vegas was a smashing success!

PCA’s Night in Vegas was a smashing success and raised a record $190,000 in much needed funds to benefit the Philadelphia Fund for Seniors. The annual Gala fundraiser held on June 20th, 2019 drew more than 200 guests who enjoyed Las Vegas style casino games, a silent and live auction, raffle prizes, savory hor d’oeuvres, […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Fight Hunger with Team PCA by donating through May 24

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will sponsor a team at the Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, April 27.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA board member makes plea: Emergency Fund is in crisis

PCA board member John Whitman wants you to think about the special people in your life and what it would be like for them to go without heat or enough food to eat during these cold winter days and nights.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Submit your nominations for 2019’s Emergency Fund Coalition Community Service Awards

On Thursday, May 16, the Emergency Fund Coalition (EFC) for Older Philadelphians will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue Hotel. As part of its celebration, the EFC asks your assistance in the nomination process for community service awards to be presented at the luncheon.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Annual PCA Gala raises $180,000 for Philadelphia Fund for Seniors

The theme for this year’s event was A Warm & Easy Caribbean Night. Throughout the event, guests were treated to the sights and sounds of the Caribbean, complete with a steel drum band and island-inspired drinks and appetizers.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Emergency Fund Luncheon on May 17 benefits seniors in crisis

The Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians will hold its 29th Annual Luncheon and Rose Epstein Silent Auction fundraiser on Thursday, May 17. The event, which benefits the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, 4200 City Ave. It comes at an especially critical time because the fund’s balance is low due to significantly higher demands and costs over the past months to provide help with heat, food, and general needs such as rent, prescriptions and medical supplies, coalition leaders say.

During the luncheon, the coalition will present Joe Snyder with its Bright Star of Aging Award to honor his decades of distinguished service on behalf of older adults. Snyder was director of PCA’s Older Adult Protective Services (OAPS) for 25 years prior to his retirement last January.

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