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11 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet. It’s worst for older people of color purpose

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.
COVID-19 funding: Seniors both need more and give more funding

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. 
Ada Bello and John Butts receive Spirit of CARIE award, serve as models of lifelong LGBTQ activism purpose

Apr. 7, 2020 8:06 am

Ada Bello and John Butts receive Spirit of CARIE award, serve as models of lifelong LGBTQ activism

Elders from the LGBTQ community look at COVID-19 with 'experience and hard-earned insight,' says guest columnist Diane Menio.
Hunger is a real crisis for the senior population in Philadelphia purpose

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.
Who’s helping seniors bridge the digital divide? purpose

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.
Are your nonprofit’s outcomes out-of-context? funding

Apr. 4, 2017 3:22 pm

Are your nonprofit’s outcomes out-of-context?

Make sure the metrics you're putting forth are phrased to match funders' priorities. It's something Meals on Wheels is learning now as its existence is threatened by the federal government.
It’s about time we start giving a hoot about the treatment of senior citizens purpose

Aug. 5, 2016 8:55 am

It’s about time we start giving a hoot about the treatment of senior citizens

Although Pennsylvania has made some improvements to how elder abuse complaints are handled, another concern is the underwhelming amount of public outcry.
Philly’s oldest known homeless man needs help traveling to his family — in London funding

Jul. 14, 2016 2:53 pm

Philly’s oldest known homeless man needs help traveling to his family — in London

Resources for Human Development is helping 85-year-old Sam Foster raise $15,000 to get to his son in the U.K.
Story Pop Up Brings the Life Experiences of Philly Seniors Into Neighborhoods funding

Oct. 30, 2014 12:44 pm

Story Pop Up Brings the Life Experiences of Philly Seniors Into Neighborhoods

About five years ago, Benita Cooper started a storytelling group in the basement of the Philadelphia Senior Center. Four seniors attended. Then a few more. Eventually, that first storytelling group spun off into another group. Soon, there were groups springing up at retirement homes and libraries across the city. The organization evolved into what has […]

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