Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Sharon Congleton, Health Promotion Nurse Consultant with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. (Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Volunteers Needed For Seniors Battling Chronic Conditions

Nearly 90-percent of Philadelphian’s 60 and older have at least one chronic condition according to national statistics.

08/23/2015

File photo of Operators at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Heatline.  (credit: CBS)

Excessive Heat Prompts Philadelphia Corporation For Aging To Activate Heatline

The PCA Heatline will be open Sunday and Monday, offering advice that can help prevent an emergency.

07/19/2015

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Philadelphia Corporation For Aging Distributes Produce Vouchers To Low Income Seniors

Senior farmers’ market produce vouchers were distributed at Reading Terminal Market, and while Wednesday was their final distribution date here, it’s not too late to pick up a voucher elsewhere.

07/15/2015

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Philadelphia Officials Warn of Heat Wave’s Dangers, Especially to the Elderly

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is urging everyone to check in on older neighbors, friends, and family members.

06/12/2015

Volunteers at Philabundance (Credit: Justin Udo)

Top Local Organizations For Holiday Donations In Philadelphia

The end of the year brings with it numerous reasons for celebration and generosity. Here are the top local organizations to donate your money or time to this upcoming holiday season.

12/08/2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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