Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

(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.


Some members of the Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Taskforce pose with a banner marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 25.: Karen Buck, executive director, SeniorLAW Center; Noel DeSantis, assistant district attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office; Charles (Chuck)  Silverman, AML-Security director, Beneficial Bank; Charlotte Council, deputy commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department; Carlotta Bulls, financial exploitation specialist, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Older Adult Protective Services; Alethea Brown, elder victim witness coordinator-advocate for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Corporation For Aging Marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is the 7th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is marking the day by putting the issue of elder financial abuse at the forefront.


(L-R:  Caroline Fox, a PCA long-term-care registered nurse; Celeste Paylor-Sulaiman, PCA care manager; caregiver Bobbi Jones.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Corp. For Aging Says State Is Shackling Its Ability to Serve Elderly

PCA says it’s due to new state regulations that take effect July 1st.


Senior Center

Philadelphia Corporation For Aging Wants To Hear From Seniors

Seniors are invited to the meeting to talk up the value of their local center and how important the senior services are to them.



Heat Warning Issued For Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia will be under a heat warning Monday and Tuesday.


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Elderly ‘Flash Mob’ Invigorates City’s Monthlong Celebration of Arts and Aging

It was part of the “Celebrate Arts and Aging” program of the Philadelphia Corporation For Aging.


(Dick Blackburn.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Part 1: Senior Surfers At Risk

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has 18 investigators handling more than 2,000 calls per year.


(Jeanette Liggons, right, takes part in an eduction seminar for senior citizens run by the Philadelphia DA's office.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Part 2: Elder Fraud, Undetected or Unreported

“The elderly are vulnerable because they’re alone, and a lot of time they’re isolated and they’re looking for some type of interaction,” notes one expert.


(A can opener with hidden camera and wireless transmitter.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Part 3: Keeping A Watchful Eye On Granny

Now, thanks to technology, there are tools available to family members concerned that someone may be stealing from or hurting an elderly loved one.


Elderly Man With Cane

The Scam Artist Who Stole Christmas: Advocates Warn About Con-Artist Scrooges

The holidays are wonderful — unless you fall victim to a scam artist. They’re out in force and targeting senior citizens.


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Philadelphia Senior Center Hosts Workshop On Dealing With Hunger

The project on senior hunger centers on resources available to homebound seniors, and how volunteer-supported programs work in concert with other efforts to connect needy seniors to food.


(Sarah Burns, 77, gets vouchers from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging to buy fresh fruits and vegetables locally.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Advocacy Agency In Philadelphia Helping Low-Income Elders Buy Fresh Produce

Sarah Burns, 77, has been taking advantage of the annual giveaway since the program’s inception in 1999.


(A farmers' market in North Philadelphia.  File photo by Molly Daly)

Low-Income Philadelphia Elderly Getting Fresh Produce Subsidies

Eligible older Philadelphians can each receive $20 in food vouchers from PCA to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.


(Photo by Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Corp. For Aging Gets Foundation Grant

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, which provides funding for elderly Philadelphians who can’t afford to pay their bills for home heating, medicine, or food, now has a new infusion of cash.


Philadelphia Corporation For Aging Helping Seniors

About 117,000 Philadelphia seniors are truly poor, meaning they can’t afford one or more of their basic needs: food, shelter, heat, medicine or access to health care. According to the Public Health Management Corporation — […]