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The pcaCares.org News Bulletin provides a headline service, five days a week, of news and information on health and aging from publications across the country. The Aging Network News, Events and Action Items include information targeted to Philadelphia's aging network.

Aging Network News

Week of March 01, 2015
Housing and Health Care: A Toolkit for Building Partnerships (The LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services)

The new Housing and Health Partnerships toolkit provides resources and guidance to help providers of affordable senior housing and health care partners work together. Through collaboration, housing and health care providers can improve health, safety and quality of life for residents; reduce unnecessary use of health services; and achieve cost savings. Providers of affordable senior housing and health care entities, including hospitals and physicians, both want to help older adults remain healthy and independent for as long as possible. By working together, partners can launch initiatives that lead to improved health, safety and quality of life for low-income older adults facing multiple health and social challenges. For access to the online toolkit, Click Here>> Free online registration is required.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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Quote of the Day

"The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all," ~ Doris Lessing

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Aging Network News

Gov. Wolf Announces Initiative to Improve Home- and Community-Based Services for Seniors in PA(The Office of the Governor)

Governor Tom Wolf recently unveiled a package of legislative, budget and executive actions to provide choice and protections for seniors as they age. The actions include measures to expand services for older Pennsylvanians and reduce long-term care (LTC) costs; phase in Medicaid-managed LTC; improve the Waiver enrollment and service plan development process; implement Online Homecare Registry; and provide home modifications through selective contracting. During the next few months, Dept. of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and PA Dept. of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne will work with key stakeholders to develop an action plan that addresses the current income and health barriers that prevent seniors from being able to age in place. Read More>>

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP [Live long and prosper]."

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played "Mr. Spock" in Star Trek, died Friday at age 83. The actor suffered from COPD. According to the New Zealand Herald, this was his last tweet.

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Donations of Gift Cards & New Items Sought by April 17 for Emergency Fund Silent Auction: KLawrence@pcaphl.org

PCA's Spring 2015 Trainings:
March: Aging System Resources, Latino & Caribbean Cultural Competence, Homeowner Benefits
April: Asian Cultural Competence,
May 20: PACE Form
Details in PCA's Training Catalog>>

LGBT Legal Clinic: Mar. 14. More>>

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Savings Expected from Slowdown in Medicare Spending  (AARP Public Policy Institute, Feb. 2015)

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