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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Help yourself and your immunity

We hope that the worldwide spread of coronavirus will soon be contained, so we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Regardless, you need to know that the healthier you are, the better chance your immune system can thrive and keep illnesses far away. Here are four tips to give your immune system a […]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

This, too, shall pass

It’s important to remain calm during these challenging times. Remember, this is only temporary. At some point, the world WILL open up again.

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 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

PCA presents ‘Engage Your Body and Brain’ senior education event on April 25

PCA will present its annual “Engage Your Body and Brain” senior education event on Saturday, April 25, from noon to 4:30 p.m. The event will include seven educational classes taught by local experts.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Writing a family love letter

By Barbara Sherf

There is a website for just about everything. One particular site sparked me to offer a class to seniors on writing a love letter to their families (and friends) that talks about their legacy through the stories, hopes and desires for their family and sharing their legacy lessons.

According to the site, “the family love letter is an indispensable planning tool allowing you to enhance the legal planning and legacy documents you may have prepared bringing clarity, reducing stress, and minimizing the conflicts, which often follow an incapacity or death.”

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Five real health resolutions for 2020

Make a promise to yourself to have a healthier you. Do little things and plan for events that force your body to feel better, have more energy and de-stress. In 2020, you can truly be a better you.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut health event recap

We want to thank everyone that helped to make PCA’s 2019 Senior Strut a major success! More than 500 seniors turned out to the health event to celebrate a day of wellness, activity, and friendship. Thank you to Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for their support, along with all of our sponsors: […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Reducing your risk for diabetes

By Carol Meerschaert

Type 2 diabetes, a disease in which your body doesn’t use insulin properly, is common among older adults. However, there are many things you can do to lower your risk. While some risk factors for the disease cannot be changed, such as a family history of diabetes or your age, you can do something to control the most common risk factors for diabetes, which include being overweight, having high blood pressure and being physically inactive.

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