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Week of May 31, 2015
Share Your Medicare/Medicaid Story for 50th Anniversary (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – CMS)


For the past 50 years, Medicare and Medicaid have protected and improved the health, well-being and economic security of millions of families. To commemorate the half-century anniversary, CMS is looking for stories about how these programs have changed the lives of Americans across the nation. One of its goals is to illustrate the faces of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Personal stories play an important role in bringing public policy to life. They show how our health care programs change the lives of real families and impact communities across the country. The stories collected will be shared in a number of ways. They will help bring life to speeches and content on CMS’ websites, at events, interviews for videos, and in a gallery exhibit of beneficiaries from each state. The exhibit, existing of photos and stories, will be displayed at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. CMS is reaching out to the aging network to request help in collecting stories of beneficiaries in local communities. To submit a story, Click Here>>

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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Quote of the Day

“When you are addicted to alcohol, you put the tiger in the cage and leave it there in order to recover. When you are addicted to food, you put the tiger in the cage but take it out three times a day for a walk.”

Carrie Dennet, journalist, quoting Overeaters Anonymous in "Can You Be Addicted to Food?" (Seattle Times, May 31, 2015).

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Monday, June 01, 2015

Aging Network News

Go Purple in June for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month(Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter)


During the month of June, the Alzheimer’s Association will #GoPurple to raise awareness that Alzheimer’s disease has become a worldwide epidemic. Among the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S., Alzheimer’s disease is the only one that cannot be prevented or cured. There are 47 million worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease, and the number is expected to almost triple by 2050 to 135.5 million. In the Delaware Valley region, as many as 294,000 people have Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. The Alzheimer’s Association encourages friends, families, neighbors, classmates and co-workers to wear purple, the official color of the Alzheimer’s movement, throughout June. Help spread the word! Sign the Alzheimer’s Association Purple Pledge at www.alz.org/abam, and use the hashtags #GoPurple and #EndAlz on social media. Businesses and city landmarks are expected to #GoPurple across the country, and throughout the Delaware Valley region, several special events and activities are planned to recognize Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. For more information about Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, go to www.alz.org/delval or call the Chapter’s 24/7 toll-free Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful."

Marilyn Monroe, actress, was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles.

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Upcoming Events
Action Items

PCA Requests Proposals for 2016 Community Outreach Grants for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 - Application deadline: June 4, 5 pm. Contact Bethea Eichwald, PCA planner, at beichwald@pcaphl.org or 215-765-9000, ext. 5073. More>>

PCA: Call for Volunteers: n4a Conference, July 11 to 15 in Philadelphia - For more information or to volunteer, contact Lynda Pickett, PCA’s 2015 N4A Conference Volunteer Chair, at 215-765-9000, ext. 3109 or lpickett@pcaphl.org. Volunteers will receive a special link to receive the discounted conference rate and should not register for the conference on the general website. More>>

Support Glaucoma Service Foundation Fundraisers: Camden Riversharks>> Game on June 6 and/or Eat at Chipotle>> (1200 Walnut St.) on June 9.

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association: ABC's of Managed Care - June 9, 1 - 3 pm - Temple University, Harrisburg Campus. More>>

Justice in Aging Webinar: Just Like Home: The Impact of the Federal HCBS Regulations on Older Adults - June 9, 2 - 3 pm EDT. Register>>

Rachel Carson Intergenerational Sense of Wonder/Sense of the Wild Contest 2015 - Deadline: June 10. More>>

National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center Webinar: Update on the National Alzheimers Project Act - NAPA - June 11, 3 - 4 pm EDT. Register>>

"SIQ" in Philadelphia: Public Health Implications of Social Distancing, Isolation, and Quarantine for Immigrant and Faith-Based Communities - June 12, 9 - 11 am, Philadelphia Public Health Dept., 500 S. Broad St., 1st floor auditorium, Philadelphia, 19146. Registration required; For more information, email or call Chad Thomas at chad.thomas@phila.gov or 215-685-6459. Register>>

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