PCA’s in-home support program helps older adults regain, maintain independence
Lillian Stevens was a dutiful mother and homemaker raising her family in West Oak Lane. She recalls making her family chicken and vegetables, breakfast foods, and “just about everything when I was [doing the] cooking.” Her prowess in the kitchen ended Mother’s Day in 2018 when she suffered a stroke while on the way to church. Stevens recovered following her hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation. But upon returning home, Stevens realized she was in need of some assistance in her plan to continue to live independently.
PCA senior centers create a sense of community
Most mornings, you can find Barbara Jean Morehead walking her little dog down the streets of Fishtown. By mid-morning, she’s deep in conversation with the crochet circle that meets almost daily inside Lutheran Settlement House, one of combined 28 full-service senior community centers and satellite meal sites sponsored by PCA. It’s where Morehead spends a good portion of her day with friends who also frequent the center, creating a bond that far surpasses fabric and yarn.
PCA’s Caregiver Support program eases stress
The excerpt below is taken from PCA’s 2019-2020 Annual Report. To read the full report, click here. You can also download a PDF version by clicking here. Webster’s Dictionary may have to redefine the word “support” to cover everything caregiver Sebastian Collins does for his mother, Betty Mitchell. “I wash the dishes, as well as […]
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.
PCA leadership, staff and volunteers assist with home-delivered meals
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is committed to our continuity of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of adversity, we are working hard to meet the needs of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens, like the thousands of people who benefit from our home-delivered meals program. That’s something that PCA President & CEO Holly Lange takes […]
Important notice regarding home-delivered meals
Due to issues beyond our control associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Meal Distribution Center (MDC) had to unexpectedly and suddenly close operations on Wednesday, March 18. No deliveries were made that day. We are in the process of catching up on deliveries with the help of volunteer drivers and staff. Due to this situation, the MDC is operating under emergency management procedures.