Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

The Senior Strut along Boathouse Row. (Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Scenic Strut Along Boathouse Row Draws 500 Seniors

PCA hopes the Senior Strut might spur older adults to join or form walking groups, because walking increases blood flow to the heart, lungs and brain that can put you in a good mood and lower stress.

10/08/2014

(Operators at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's "heatline."  File photo)

With Weather Cooperating, Philadelphia’s Elderly ‘Heatline’ Keeping Their Cool

Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.

07/14/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Charitable Groups Gear Up As Overnight Temperatures Set to Plummet

Philadelphia city officials joined forces with volunteers working to protect the most vulnerable population — the city’s homeless — from the frigid, potentially deadly cold snap.

01/06/2014

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Early Thanksgiving For Local Seniors

Thanksgiving came early for more than 200 Philadelphia seniors who were guests at a holiday dinner Sunday.

11/24/2013

Elderly Man With Cane

National Senior Center Month

It’s National Senior Center Month and there is a large array of options for our growing older population. The Philadelphia Corporation on Aging is a good local source.

09/23/2013

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Heat Line Offers Help To Philadelphia Seniors During Hot Weather

Some children in Philadelphia playing at a spray ground had the right idea about staying cool, but another at risk group is senior citizens, and there are many ways they can get help.

07/16/2013

(An operator at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging heatline.  File photo from CBS3)

Telephone Help Line In Operation For Philadelphia’s Persistent Heat Wave

The excessive heat warning remains in effect for the region, and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s “Heatline” will be open 8:30am until 12 midnight today through Friday.

07/16/2013

(Seniors wait for a chance to get free food vouchers at Reading Terminal Market.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

More Fresh Produce Vouchers Distributed To Philadelphia Senior Citizens

Hundreds of seniors lined up at the Reading Terminal Market on Tuesday for free food vouchers.

07/09/2013

(Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Philadelphia’s Heat Helpline Remains Open As Excessive Heat Warning Continues

The excessive heat warning remains in effect for the region and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s Heat Line will remain open until 8 p.m. Sunday.

07/07/2013

(Joe Burns tips his hat and reaches for a sandwich after completing a one-mile walk with hundreds of other senior citizens along Kelly Drive. Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia’s Elder Agency Gets Its Clients Walking For Health

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging held its first-ever “Senior Strut,” along Boathouse Row.

06/18/2013

(Al Flowers, right, receives an honor at the Mature Workers Task Force award ceremony. Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Awards Ceremony Held For Area Advocates For Older Workers

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging held its annual Mature Workers Task Force award breakfast on Friday morning, at the end of “National Employ Older Workers Week.”

09/28/2012

(A shopper checks out the fresh produce at Iovine's, in the Reading Terminal Market.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Agency Giving Fresh-Produce Vouchers To Low-Income Elderly

Area low-income seniors are eligible for vouchers to help them buy local fruits and veggies.

07/11/2012

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

BLOG: Philly Seniors Receive Fruit/Vegetable Vouchers

By Jim Donovan: Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is distributing Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program produce vouchers as part of an annual program to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Eligible Philadelphia […]

07/10/2012

(The city of Philadelphia wants you to call in if you see a homeless person struggling through the heat wave. File photo)

Even In Digital Age, Heatline Proves Critical

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is activating its Heatline once again, today. You can reach it at 215-765-9040.

07/06/2012

(Operators at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's "heatline."  File photo)

Philadelphia Preparing Heatline, Cooling Centers For Elderly Ahead Of Expected Heat Wave

Tomorrow is the first day of summer and the first day of what’s expected to be three days of temperatures above 90-degrees.

06/19/2012

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