PCACares.Org News Bulletin

Text Size:

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 October 19, 2014
Nonprofit Funding Opportunity: $25,000 to $100,000 Grants Available for Volunteer Recruitment & Outreach of Multicultural Tax-Aide (The AARP Foundation)

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program has released a Request for Proposal for its Multicultural, Multiethnic Volunteer Recruitment and Taxpayer Outreach Initiative. Proposals are sought from nonprofit organizations for two projects to recruit multicultural volunteers to deliver tax preparation services; and to inform low- to moderate-income multicultural individuals of the free tax preparation services available through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Nonprofits in this category may include, but are not limited to, entities that provide training, education forums, and professional development services to its network. To expand the national Tax-Aide Program, AARP is targeting underserved communities that represent the fabric of America, which means all backgrounds and all communities both rural and urban. In addition to funding, grantees will receive classroom and online training for volunteers, professional continuing education credits through the IRS for applicable professionals (e.g., CPAs), outreach and recruitment materials, and technical assistance. Letters of intent are due October 31. The application deadline is November 14. For more information or to apply, Click Here>>

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

by Valium, urged on by Viagra, uplifted
by Prozac, I go about my daily rounds,
a quotidian member of the quotidian hierarchy,
a Perseus with neither a war nor a best friend,
and sink to the depths of despair
on the broken wings of my own mundanity."

Michael Blumenthal, from his poem,"I Think Constantly of Those Who Were Truly Great." See the complete poem on the October 21, 2014 entry for The Writer's Almanac.

This newsletter is maintained by the PCA Library.
Please note that access to some sites may require free registration. Click here to visit pcaCares.org

Monday, October 20, 2014

Aging Network News

Professionals Invited to Winter Resources Training: Help Seniors Weather Winter(Philadelphia Corporation for Aging – PCA)

The Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians is presents its 7th annual Winter Resources Training on Thursday, November 13 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia. The goal of the training is to promote a greater understanding of the broad range of resources available to help low-income seniors heat their homes this upcoming winter. Information will be provided about utility assistance programs from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Utility Emergency Services Fund; weatherization; home repairs; food researches; and taxpayer relief. A workshop on winter season legal protections for the elderly will be given by Community Legal Services and the SeniorLAW Center. This workshop features a train-the-trainer model and is open to aging network professionals and volunteers. Due to space limitations, no more than two representatives per organization may attend. Representatives from outside agencies may brochures for the resource table. Street parking is very limited, and public transportation is highly recommended. To attend, register by November 7 at 215-765-9000, ext. 4470.

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

Growing Older - A Poem by Marilyn Ferguson  
Not quite as haughty
But wiser today
Not quite as childish
A little more gray.
Not quite as active
As I used to be
Not quite as nimble
I ache at the knee.
Not quite as chipper
My gait is now slow
Not quite as robust
Or eager to go.
Not quite as hearty
My joints are now sore
Not quite as ageless
I stand at God's door.
Not quite as youthful
I'm ripe on the vine
My fruit is now mellow
Like brandy red wine.

This newsletter is maintained by the PCA Library.
Please note that access to some sites may require free registration. Click here to visit pcaCares.org

Register Now

Sign up to have the latest senior related news sent straight to your inbox Monday thru Friday.

Make This Site Your Home Page

Upcoming Events
Action Items

Medicare Open Enrollment until Dec.7 - Read the CMS press release>>

Job Openings in Aging Network: JFCS: Social Worker-Older Adult Services & Hoarding Support Program Manager. For information on both jobs, Click Here>>

LGBT Elder Initiative & Center in the Park: "Healthy Aging" - free and open to public - Oct. 25, 10 am - 12:30 pm. Includes door prizes and light breakfast. Registration required: 267-546-3448 or info@lgbtei.org.

Need volunteers over the holidays? Learn about the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey's Holiday Network. Submit the Holiday Network Form by Oct. 27>>

NCOA Webinar: Using SNAP Benefits and Recertification - Oct. 29, 3 - 4 pm ET. Register>>

Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) regional focus group to aid in developing a strategic plan. SE Region Focus Group meets on Nov. 6, 10 am - 1 pm, Hopeworx, 1210 Stanbridge Street, Suite 600, Norristown, PA. RSVP to Ms. Judy Massari-Welker at jmassariwe@pa.gov.

Current Research & Issues
Past News Bulletins

Resources for older Philadelphians and those who care for them.

PCA Library Online

Books, articles, research papers, web resources, and newsletters, at your fingertips. Search our online library or AskScott.

PCA Helpline Online

Find agencies, programs, services and activities.



Check out features, news and information for seniors.


Interested in careers that serve the needs of the elderly in Philadelphia? We hope you will consider PCA.