Paint with a ‘twist’
By Constance Garcia-Barrio
Painting with a Twist (PWAT), a newly opened studio at 9475 Roosevelt Blvd., promised to bathe my evening in gorgeous colors. Friendly instructors would help me and other guests make an acceptable work of art, I was told. I had my doubts. I had scarcely held a crayon since fifth grade, and I would create a decent painting after that 60-year gap? Was this place an art studio or a magic shop?
Tips for cancer survivors
A cancer diagnosis is no longer an automatic death sentence. Thanks to early diagnosis and more effective treatments, most cancer patients are not only surviving, but thriving, for years. According to the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, 67 percent of cancer patients live for five years or more after their initial diagnosis.
Consumer Headlines: June 21, 2017
- Who’ll be there when boomers need elder care? (CBS News)
- Leaving hospital, older patients resist home help at their peril (Kaiser Health News)
- Pennsylvania credited for long-term care strides but still ranks low (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- He had a heart attack at 39. He’s now 92. How he lived so long. (Miami Herald)
- This couple, married for almost seventy years, look like a pair of newlyweds (Huffington Post)
- Does art help fight dementia? A retired professor draws her way to the answer (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Produce voucher distribution will begin June 19
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will begin distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) produce vouchers Monday, June 19, as part of an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Eligible Philadelphia seniors can receive $20 worth of vouchers that can be used to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce sold at 55 certified farmers’ markets throughout Philadelphia.
New in Old City: Museum of the American Revolution
When the Museum of the American Revolution debuted in the heart of the city’s historic district this spring, it took its place amid such renowned Revolutionary era icons as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. In a city replete with museums and historic sites, Philadelphia’s newest museum occupies a singular niche.
Consumer Headlines: June 14, 2017
Celebrating LGBT Pride Month
In June, we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBT individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.
Consumer Headlines: June 7, 2017
Elder abuse awareness event set for June 14
The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force will sponsor “Safe Banking & Financial Management Tips for Seniors,” a free forum for seniors and caregivers, on Wednesday, June 14, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event will take place at Ralston Center, 3615 Chestnut St., from 9 to 11 a.m. It is open to the public and will focus on keeping money and assets safe; making good financial decisions as you age; and identifying and accessing available resources to prevent and report elder financial abuse. For information/registration, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.