News About Aging

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Safety tips to make your home more age-friendly

Adapting your home to accommodate aging in place is a step many need to consider sooner rather than later.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA joins Home for the Holidays Campaign

The new year is a great time to reconnect with family and friends. Take advantage of this time and talk with your older loved ones about services or supports they may need, including home repairs and modifications.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Transitioning from a nursing home back to the community

“I feel so content,” says Lillian Coaxum, 77, who resettled into her apartment in the city’s Wynnefield section with the help of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) Nursing Home Transition (NHT) program.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

October is National Residents’ Rights Month

October is National Residents’ Rights Month, focusing on the rights and quality of life of residents in long-term care facilities. This year’s theme is “Speak Up: Know Your Rights and How to Use Them.”

Posted By Alicia Colombo

These home safety tips help prevent falls, other accidents

By Alicia M. Colombo

Lois Rosage, a licensed and registered occupational therapist for 33 years, works to evaluate the safety of seniors’ homes through Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA’s) Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program. “I go into a home and look at all the areas that can make seniors independent and safe in their home,” Rosage said. She offers this advice: “Be mindful of your surroundings. Keep walkways clear and use adequate lighting.”

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Moving to a continuing care retirement community

By Sally Friedman

It was my lousy back that got the first discussions going about a move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). For years, I’ve struggled with my unwelcome genetic legacy – a disc issue that was starting to make life in a two-story home downright daunting.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PEER ombudsmen provide volunteer advocacy

By Marcia Z. Siegal

Darlene Sauer frequently walks the halls on her floor at the Immaculate Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Northeast Philadelphia to check on fellow residents. “I try to solve problems and, if I can’t, I report them to people who can,” said Sauer, who is one of the Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Resident (PEER) ombudsmen at the skilled nursing facility.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Help preventing foreclosure

By Marcia Z. Siegal

Nothing can rip away your sense of peace and security more than the prospect of losing your home to foreclosure because you are behind on city property taxes or mortgage payments. And this growing problem is hitting close to home in Philadelphia. According to Philadelphia City Council, foreclosure petitions filed for unpaid property taxes have risen 1,200 percent in the past eight years. Philadelphia mortgage foreclosures also are on the rise from 4,000 per year. But help is available for those who need it.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Aging Research & Issues: February 20-23, 2018

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