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Week of February 07, 2016
CARIE Seeks to Highlight Artwork by Seniors for Notecard Fundraiser (Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly - CARIE)


CARIE’s Board of Directors will spotlight the creativity and talent of older adults on notecards that feature the work of elder artists. Proceeds from the sale of the notecards will benefit CARIE programs, while also supporting CARIE’s elder advocacy efforts. To submit artwork, seniors must take a digital photo of the work and e-mail it to Katie Block at block@carie.org by February 19. Submissions should also include a descriptive statement about the work and what medium was used to create it, as well as biographical information about the artist, including age. Approximately four submissions will be selected for use on the notecards. The results will be revealed by February 26. The artists whose work was selected will receive a gift card and a package of notecards including their artwork.

Monday, February 08, 2016

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"The states' own data show that 18 cities in Pennsylvania and 11 in New Jersey may have an even higher share of children with dangerously elevated levels of lead than does Flint."

Sam Wood, Philly.com reporter. See "Lead poisoning in Pa., N.J. may be worse than Flint" (Philly.com, Feb. 5, 2016).

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PCA Public Hearing on Proposed Budget, 2015-2016 - Feb. 10, 10 am at PCA, 642 N. Broad St., Phila. To register to testify at the hearing, call 215-765-9000, ext. 5075 by Feb. 8. Written comments may be submitted by e-mail to lring@pcaphl.org. More>>

Emergency Fund Coalition Seeks Nominations for 2016 Community Service Awards - Nomination Deadline Extended to February 16. More>>

Seniors Decide 2016: NCOA Toolkit - Seniors Decide 2016 Forum on Feb. 17. More>>

The Union Benevolent Association's Winter/Spring 2016 Grant Cycle is now open - Seniors and people with disabilities is a priority area. Proposals due Mar. 1 by 5 PM. Contact Angela Jubinville at info@uba1831.org with any questions. More>>

Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition: Become a QPR [Question, Persuade, and Refer - Suicide Prevention] Gatekeeper Instructor - Mar. 8, 8 am - 5 pm, Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Ave., Phila. Cost: $35. Register>>

Job Opening in Aging Network: Center Director @ Good Neighbor Senior Center in Darby Twp. For info, e-mail aweisfeld@scs-delco.org.

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Achieving High-Quality Multicultural Geriatric Care (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - Online First Article, Jan. 25, 2016)

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