Author Archives: Alicia Colombo

Fighting senior malnutrition

By Alicia M. Colombo

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) recently joined the Defeat Malnutrition Today Coalition, a national group of more than 65 organizations and other stakeholders working to defeat malnutrition in older adults. Specifically, the coalition seeks to garner wider recognition of malnutrition as a key indicator and vital sign of older adult health risk and to work to intervene before malnutrition becomes detrimental to seniors’ health.

Pennsylvania attorney general warns seniors of IRS scams

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro warns consumers about fraudulent calls and scams from individuals impersonating IRS agents.

Aging News Headlines: February 8-9, 2018

Robots to care for 80 percent of Japan’s elderly by 2020 (Asian Correspondent) Health care and community-based organizations have finally begun partnering to integrate health and long-term care (Health Affairs Blog) Socially active older women benefit from flu vaccine (Reuters Health) Study finds brain network weakening in many older adults after knee replacement surgery ( […]

Taking care of your heart

By Alicia M. Colombo

This month, take time to love yourself by thinking about your heart health. Heart health is a broad term that is often used to describe healthy blood flow through the vessels, healthy tissue in the heart walls and a normal rhythm, said Sonela Skenderi, D.O., a board-certified cardiovascular disease specialist at Mercy Cardiology at Nazareth Hospital.

Author, professor deciphers dreams in search of real meaning

Author, teacher, dream interpreter and founder of David Low, 63, is a big believer in listening to one’s dreams.

Submit your nominations for 2018’s Emergency Fund Coalition Community Service Awards

Nominate a community member you think deserves to be recognized for his or her effort and support of the elderly.

Home care: Why choose PCA?

PCA helps older adults stay in their homes through its service coordination.