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Senior Citizens

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey. (Credit: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Local Senator Takes On Elder Abuse Issue

The number of elder abuse cases is increasing and one of Pennsylvania’s US Senators wants to do something about it.

02/01/2014

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Property Tax Reform Efforts Heating Up

The State House and Senate appear to be moving on different tracks as property tax reform efforts heat up in the legislature once again, but a spokesman for the Senate majority leader says it doesn’t mean the two are at odds.

10/13/2013

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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South Philadelphia Senior Expo Draws Hundreds of Active Elders

The “Navigating Life after 50 Expo” was designed to bring those who provide services to senior citizens to the folks they serve.

09/19/2013

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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

(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

(seniors eating lunch at Philadelphia Senior Center) (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Area Residents Flock To Senior Centers To Find Relief From Heat

The heat is causing an increase in attendance at area senior centers.

07/05/2012

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New Report Finds Hunger On Rise Among Nation’s Elderly Population

Meals on Wheels released a report on Thursday that finds one in seven seniors in Pennsylvania faces the threat of hunger and one in eight, in New Jersey.

05/03/2012

(David Goldenberg.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 1: When It’s Time

When is the right time to get your elderly parents to downsize their lives and prepare for a new way of living?

05/03/2012

(A garage full of "stuff" can accumulate over many years but won't fit into a one- or two-bedroom apartment.  File photo)

Part 2: What Not To Keep

If your parents have decided to downsize from the family home, chances are that a lot of their furniture and other stuff won’t fit in the new, smaller place.

05/03/2012

(Entrance sign at The Quadrangle, an assisted living facility in Haverford, Pa.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 3: The Big Day

There are ways to make move-in day a lot less painful.

05/03/2012

(To assist elderly residents who no longer drive, many facilities provide transportation to and from shopping, dining, and events.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 4: The Next Phase of Life

“It’s like going to a college campus for the first time. They’re the new person on the block and they’re afraid they won’t be accepted.”

05/03/2012

Elderly Drivers

Canadian Study Sheds New Light On Elderly Drivers

We know that more elderly people are involved in traffic accidents, but researchers from Canada suggest that the higher number may be the result of factors that go beyond driving ability.

04/19/2012

(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.

03/07/2012

(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.

03/07/2012

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