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Aging Network News

Week of March 22, 2015
Aging Network & Referral Sources Invited to Free Long-Term Care Community Orientation on April 28 (Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – PCA)



PCA will host a Long-Term Care (LTC) Community Orientation for social workers and aging care providers on Tuesday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its office on 642 N. Broad St. Professionals working with older adults through hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, senior centers and community-based organizations are invited. The orientation will include presentations about PCA’s LTC programs, services through the Aging Waiver Program, Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) Programs, and a County Assistance Office update. The Aging Waiver Program, the largest of PCA’s home- and community-based service programs, does not have a waiting list. Older adults, age 60-plus, must be eligible financially and determined to have a nursing facility level of care to receive services at home through the Aging Waiver. To attend this free orientation, RSVP by April 23 to Christine Marro at 215-765-9000, ext. 3302 or by e-mail to cmarro@pcaphl.org. Please note: lunch is not included and public transportation is highly recommended, as parking is limited in the area.

Friday, March 27, 2015

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Quote of the Day

"O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out
Against the wrackful siege of battering days
When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays?"
~William Shakespeare

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aging Network News

Senior Nutrition Programs: Saving Lives and Lifestyles(Administration for Community Living - ACL)


National Nutrition Month in March highlights the importance of proper nutrition in promoting wellness. Along with improving physical health and well-being, ACL’s nutrition program creates a positive ripple effect on the personal and social lives of older people. The Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program is the largest health promotion program funded by the OAA, providing more than 273 million home-delivered meals, 170 million congregate meals and nutrition education to nearly 2.5 million people each year. Nutrition helps people manage and prevent chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. The impact of the OAA Nutrition Program on the physical, mental, and emotional health of older people is significant. President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 includes a $59.9 million increase for the OAA Nutrition Programs, including $19.9 million for Congregate Nutrition, $20 million for Home-Delivered Nutrition, and $20 million for a nutrition modernization demonstration program to research evidence-based models of more efficient and effective meal programs. More>>

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Quote of the Day

“The adult were once young. The young have not yet attained adulthood.The young must learn to appreciate the wisdom of elderly people and learn from their life experiences.” ~ Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great: Beautiful Quotes

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Aging Network News

Self Advocates Summit April 7: Using SEPTA Safely for Work & Pleasure(Networks for Training and Development, Inc.)

Explore the idea of “Employment First” and what it means to self-advocates at an informing unifying, and empowering Learning Series with SEPTA personnel. A representative will speak about how to travel with SEPTA safely, and share news about the new travel training program and developments regarding CCT Connect and SEPTA KEY. A question and answer session and time for networking will follow the presentation. Refreshments will also be provided. The program will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, 701 Market St., Suite 5200. There will be refreshments and time for networking. Accommodations, such as an interpreter or large print materials, will be provided upon request. All attendees, including self-advocates and personal assistants, will need to register. For more information, to arrange specific accommodations, or to register, contact Julie Sozio at 610-482-4926 or julies@networksfortraining.org. To register online, Click Here>>

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Quote of the Day

"Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next," ~ Condoleeza Rice

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aging Network News

Older Americans Month 2015 Materials Now Available: Get Into the Act(Administration for Community Living – ACL)



Each May, the ACL celebrates Older Americans Month (OAM) to recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) this year, “Get Into the Act” was chosen as the OAM theme to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others. OAM provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of community engagement as a tool for enhancing the well-being of older adults. Now is the time to “Get into the Act” to make the benefits of community living a reality for more older Americans. ACL has published outreach materials to assist the Aging Network and community organizations with celebrating Older Americans Month this May. The available materials include a poster series, sample social media posts, event ideas, document templates, and more. To join ACL in recognizing older adults for their contributions to the nation, visit the Older Americans Month section of the ACL website. Click Here>>

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Quote of the Day

"Older, we must move, and stay, and move again, to keep our life-giving ties alive, for this movement is our fountain of age. And there's a freedom in realizing this, a new freedom to move or stay, new necessities and possibilities of choice," Betty Friedan

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Aging Network News

2015 Alzheimer’s Day on the Hill is Wednesday(Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter)

Advocates are invited to join the Alzheimer’s Association for its annual Day on the Hill this Wednesday, March 25. Once on Capitol Hill, advocates will meet with their members of Congress and/or key health policy staff, sharing with them their personal stories about Alzheimer’s, its impact, and compelling statistics to move lawmakers into further engaging in the fight against Alzheimer’s. This year’s trip includes both a Congressional Hearing and policymaker visits. The mission is to urge Congress to provide funding to achieve the goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, which is to effectively treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. The Delaware Valley Chapter will provide roundtrip bus transportation from Bala Cynwyd, Pa. and Claymont, Del. for $25 per person. All are welcome to participate. The bus will depart from the Lord & Taylor Shopping Center, City & Belmont Aves. in Bala Cynwyd at 7:30 a.m. and from the Tri-State Mall, 333 Naamans Rd. in Claymont at 8:30 a.m. To register online, Click Here>>

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Quote of the Day

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing," ~  Walt Disney

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Join PCA in the annual Walk/Run Against Hunger on Saturday, April 11. Proceeds benefit the Emergency Fund. To donate or join: Click Here>>


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

Current Research & Issues

The Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease: Are We on Track to a Treatment by 2025 (U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, March 25, 2015)

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