Aug. 3, 2021 2:54 pm
4 ways that volunteering can be good for you
Volunteering helps others and supports communities. But volunteering also tends to benefit the volunteers themselves, says guest columnist Jennifer A. Jones.
Nov. 18, 2020 7:00 am
11 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet. It’s worst for older people of color
"The scale of the economic insecurity we’ve measured among older adults of color shows how critical government support can be to people living near the financial edge," says guest columnist Jan Mutchler.
Sep. 10, 2020 1:42 pm
COVID-19 funding: Seniors both need more and give more
The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy estimates that of the $11.3 million that has been awarded to COVID-related health causes regionally, only 1%, or $131,500 was directed to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Dec. 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Hunger is a real crisis for the senior population in Philadelphia
Guest columnist Robert Nowell writes about the nonprofit that helps him eat healthier.
May 29, 2019 3:57 pm
Who’s helping seniors bridge the digital divide?
These 5 organizations are working in Philadelphia to keep seniors connected in an increasingly digital world.
May 23, 2019 1:01 pm
‘Elder Voices: Stories for These Times’ draws parallels between WW II and now
The film by Academy Award-winner David Goodman will premiere Wednesday, June 12 at the Friends Center Race Street Meetinghouse at 1501 Cherry Street in Philadelphia at 7 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening.
Mar. 28, 2018 10:47 am
Pew Charitable Trusts is giving away millions to help older adults
The Pew Fund for Health and Human Services in Philadelphia will distribute $4.52 million in grants over the next three years to 28 local orgs serving vulnerable seniors.
Jan. 5, 2018 10:52 am
‘The Caregivers Project’ invites social workers, nannies and home aides to the stage
"I wanted to shine a light on this work, which often happens behind closed doors and in isolation," said Pig Iron Theatre Company's Nell Bang-Jensen.
Dec. 6, 2017 11:50 am
A new SNAP form for Pennsylvania seniors got 50% more applications — but it’s not enough
It's now a lot easier for older adults and those receiving disability benefits to apply for food assistance. Why aren't more of them doing it?
Nov. 21, 2017 8:02 am
Over 55 and thinking of starting a nonprofit career? This meetup is for you
Encore Community of Philadelphia is led by life coach Yosaif August, who made his own career transition in his 50s.