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Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA to host three virtual health self-management workshops, free to those age 60+

Want to better self-manage your health issues, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and high blood pressure? Register for a virtual workshop through PCA! All workshops are FREE for those age 60+! Each program runs for six weeks and meets weekly. All participants will receive a Self-Management Tool Kit in the mail containing program supplies.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Reflections from PCA President & CEO Najja Orr on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

An special message from PCA President & CEO Najja Orr.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Take charge of your pain with PCA’s remote Keep it Moving program!

Want to take charge of your pain? Become a Self-Manager! Register for Keep it Moving – a six-week Chronic Pain Self-Management Program that is FREE to adults 60 and older. Participants will learn tips and strategies to take charge of their chronic pain, deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, and learn how to become more involved in everyday activities.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Register for Jan. 7 Webinar: Household Health Survey Informs Planning, Practice & Research in Aging

Please join Public Health Management Corporation on January 7 for a presentation examining how PCA uses HHS data to focus the agency’s limited resources to areas where they will have the strongest health impact.

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Posted By Kerith Gabriel

PCA offices to close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging operations will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, and reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4.  PCA wishes everyone an enjoyable and safe holiday season, and a happy 2021!

Posted By Michael Hanisco

WATCH: PCA’s Virtual Gala Replay

On Thursday, Nov. 12, PCA held its Virtual Gala to benefit the Rodney D. Williams Philadelphia Fund for Seniors. The event was co-hosted by PCA President & CEO Najja Orr and 6ABC anchor Tamala Edwards.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s 2021 Training Catalog is here

We are pleased to announce that PCA’s 2021 Training Catalog is now available. Each year, PCA publishes a robust training catalog that is made available at no cost to its employees and other professionals working in aging services throughout Philadelphia, including senior center and long-term care facility staff, home care aides and social workers.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Louis Colbert, Senior VP of Operations, to retire; Shaunise Spivey announced as his successor

The following is a message from PCA President & CEO Najja Orr:

Today, I humbly announce the retirement of PCA’s senior vice president of operations and the beloved “mayor of PCA,” Louis Colbert, effective May of 2021.

Louis has been an esteemed advocate of the aging community for more than 40 years. His first time at PCA, Louis spent seven years with the agency. He then returned to the agency in his most recent tenure, which has spanned over the course of eight years.

During his time at PCA, Louis has actively advocated for older adults on both the state and national level. He has been essential in forming many new partnerships and reengaging our partnerships with the City of Philadelphia.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Ask the Expert: Self-care is essential for caregivers

This month, we sat down with Cheryl Clark-Woods, MSW, who serves as director of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) Caregiver Support Program. Available to both caregivers of older adults and grandparents caring for grandchildren, the program provides resources and financial assistance to hundreds of qualified caregivers in Philadelphia each year. Clark-Woods is a strong advocate for the importance of self-care among those actively caring for older adults and family members. Here, she shares her thoughts on why self-care needs to be a vital part of a caregiver’s regimen.

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