By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is looking for volunteers to help senior with chronic conditions live healthier lives.READ MORE: 2 Montgomery County School Districts To Require Masks Again Due To County's COVID-19 Level
Nearly 90-percent of Philadelphian’s 60 and older have at least one chronic condition according to national statistics.READ MORE: Pennsylvania's US Senate Race Between Republicans Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick Still Too Close To Call
Sharon Congleton, Health Promotion Nurse Consultant with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, says volunteers are needed to help teach seniors coping skills so they can handle such issues as sleeplessness, fatigue and pain.
“If you give older adults the tools that they need to handle their symptoms those folks will be able to stay out of the hospital and also of course not to have as many emergency room visits, thus reducing health care costs.”MORE NEWS: CAPA Senior Skyy Brooks Is One Of 20 Students In World Accepted Into Harvard-Berklee's Dual-Degree Program
Volunteer training sessions begin August 31st. You can find out more at pcacares.org.