Resources

Employment

How GenPhilly Can Help with Your Job Search
This is a guide full of tips, resources, and websites
Resource Kit: Careers in Aging

Community Gardens

Community Gardens and Seniors
This is a guide full of how to steps, resources, and websites
Tool Kit: Community Gardens and Seniors

Pets and Seniors

Support Older Adults and Their Pets
Report about the positive impact of pets have on seniors, resources and websites.
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Volunteer

Give a Hand – Get Connected
Seniors are the eyes and ears of a neighborhood, but sometimes they need a helping hand. You can make the difference.
www.pcacares.org/connect.aspx

Publications & Listservs

Aging Means Business E-Newsletter
Quarterly e-newsletter that explores the intersection of business and aging by highlighting free articles and reports that address the enormous potential for businesses to target baby boomers and seniors as consumers, etc.To subscribe, email sfrey@agingsociety.org.

CDC: Public Health and Aging Listserv
Provides public health and aging services professionals, researchers, policymakers, and others with the opportunity to learn about issues, successes, challenges, and gaps associated with promoting the health of older adults.
www.cdc.gov

Coming of Age – Inspiring Opportunities
Inspiring Opportunities is a weekly email from Coming of Age for people 50+ who want to explore their futures and connect and contribute to their communities.
www.ComingofAge.org

Creative Arts & Aging Network
The Creative Arts & Aging Network exists to promote avenues and opportunities for all elders, artists and people in the aging network to explore the arts and humanities as a means for life enhancement.
Artfulaging.blogspot.com

EPA’s Healthy Communities for Active Aging
The “Aging_Initiativ” Listserver is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to raise awareness about the susceptibility of older persons to environmental hazards and to share information on strategies to reduce or prevent exposure.
www.epa.gov/aging

Healthy Community Design News
The Center for Disease Control’s website and monthly listserv on designing and building healthy places.
www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces

In the Loop
Written by Robert J. Groves, this opinion blog’s purpose is to put seniors “in the loop” of regular discussion about social innovation. The blog focuses on health care and social services relevant to older adults.
www.philasocialinnovations.org

National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) Newsletter
NCST is constantly offering something new — products, services, training opportunities, facts and reports — to help all who are working to create and improve community transportation options for older adults. As a subscriber, you’ll be the first to know.
www.seniortransportation.net

PCA News Bulletin
A weekday e-newsletter for professionals in Philadelphia’s aging network. It features news, research and information on health and aging from national publications, as well as local Aging Network News and trainings. To submit press releases and story ideas, email Alicia Colombo.
www.pcanewsbulletin.org

PlanPhilly
PlanPhilly is a way for Philadelphians to engage in dialogue that educates and connects citizens, developers, business people and politicians alike in a discussion about what a world-class 21st century city should be.
planphilly.com

Public Policy and Aging e-newsletter
Bimonthly e-newsletter that highlights key developments and viewpoints in the field of aging policy from a wide variety of sources, including articles and reports circulating in the media, academy, think tanks, private sector, government and nonprofit organizations.
www.agingsociety.org

Quick Connections
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Housing Dept Newsletter with a Special Section on Seniors.  Contact cbaker@phfa.org to be added to the list.

SAH Connections
Society the Arts in Health Care monthly newsletter, which updates members on current arts in healthcare news, resources, events and opportunities.
www.thesah.org

United Way – What Matters
United  Way’s weekly e-newsletter  for the nonprofit human services community. Subscribe or view archives.
www.uwsepa.org/whatmatters

Cool Projects!

The Best Day of My Life (So Far) Blog
Inspired by an unexpected friendship between a grandma and granddaughter, The Best Day of My Life (So Far) is a storytelling and writing project that began in 2009 as a class at Philadelphia Senior Center, and has since become an energetic physical-meets-digital network of storytellers and listeners, crossing generations and geographies.
www.thebestdayofmylifesofar.blogspot.com

www.phfa.org/
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