News About Aging

Posted By Alicia Colombo

The benefits, drawbacks of telehealth for seniors

The number of telehealth claims for services and procedures has grown exponentially since the pandemic began. Here’s what seniors need to know to use it successfully.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Flu season may clash with COVID-19 this fall

Are you prepared?

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Health Brief: Senior centers are hubs of activity

You’ll gain a multitude of benefits by joining one of the 28 senior community and satellite meal centers that are funded by PCA.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Exercise counteracts age-associated cellular decline

Once, it was thought that a single roll of the genetic dice determined how we would age. Now, there’s a new approach to the way advancing years affect us.

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

The Stroke Lady’s mission of advocacy, education

Each year, approximately 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke. And with every stroke, every second matters

Doctor in white lap coat drawing heart beat
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Health brief: Take care of your ticker this summer

As temperatures continue to reach high levels and we’re becoming more active, it’s important to remember what keeps us going: the heart.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Heat health emergency: Where to go to stay cool in Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia has issued the region’s first heat health emergency through Tuesday, July 21. This has activated Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s Heatline at 215-765-9040. 

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Keep cool and protect yourself from the heat this summer

This summer, PCA encourages all city residents to check up on anyone who may be vulnerable to the heat, as those sheltering alone in their homes could be experiencing heat symptoms without anyone knowing. PCA estimates that 36% of all people aged 60 and older live alone in the city. Additionally, the City of Philadelphia […]

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