Senior centers feature MLK commemorations, celebrations
The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15 celebrates the life and legacy of this civil rights icon and encourages people to do acts of services as he had called for during his lifetime. Many local senior community centers are honoring the spirit of Dr. King in advance with special activities. Here are highlights for some celebrations taking place on Friday, Jan. 12 at several of the senior centers which receive funding support from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.
PCA President/CEO Holly Lange receives Patriot Award
The U.S. Department of Defense recently recognized Holly Lange, president/CEO of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), with a Patriot Award. Lange was recognized for PCA policies that support agency employees in the National Guard and Armed Forces Reserve when they require special work schedule allowances because of military duty. The award presentation was made at PCA.
PCA Emergency Fund campaign underway
Thousands of the city’s low-income elderly, most of whom live on fixed incomes, have to choose among food, heat or medicine – choices no one should have to make. The only way that some members of this vulnerable population will be able to heat their homes and stay warm this winter is through help from PCA’s Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians. PCA’s Emergency Fund campaign to help seniors this winter is underway. Every gift is meaningful. To donate, go to pcaCares.org/donate.
PCA joins in ‘Home for the Holidays’ campaign
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) joins in “Home for the Holidays,” a national campaign led by the the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the Eldercare Locator, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and Dementia Friendly America. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of the many local resources available in communities around the country to support individuals with dementia.
PCA to host free caregiver workshop on Nov. 13
In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) and Lutheran Settlement House will present a free caregiver workshop, “Caregiving Counts: How to Maximize Your Time Around the Clock,” on Monday, Nov. 13. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. Expert speakers will make presentations on finding your organizational style, easy meal preparation, medication management, care coordination, caregiving skill-building and self-care. Lunch is included. For more information or to register, call 215-765-9000, ext. 4391 or email Cheryl.Clark@pcaCares.org.
Aging News Headlines: October 30, 2017