2017 Events

Keep an eye on out for updates to our 2017 event calendar!

Networking Meeting, New Members encouraged to attend
February 3, 2017; 9:00am-10:30am
CARIE, 1500 John F Kennedy Blvd #1500, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Come out to have a cup of coffee, network, and share with other members about the important work you are doing. We will be asking some folks to talk about their work in more detail – and if you have a project you want to present – let us know!
Bring business cards and a smile!

Food & Company, an Intergenerational Cooking Experience with the Ralston Center
April, TBD

Food & Company, a program of the Ralston Center, hosts communal cooking sessions at community locations where senior and intergenerational participants gather to prepare delicious, healthy soups and stews. Senior volunteers can take soup home for themselves or share it with friends and neighbors; the rest is donated to local seniors in need through community partner organizations. The center is always looking for new community partners, volunteer cooks (all skill levels welcome) and partners in need of donations.

Housing Event
May, TBD

Join us for a panel discussion about the challenges of reaching and providing housing services to older adults in their homes followed by a shared brainstorming event.

Screening of GenSilent & Panel Discussion on Aging and LGBT Issues
June, TBD

Gen Silent is the critically acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their entire lives in order to survive in the care system.
http://gensilent.com/

7th Annual Pet-tastic Happy Hour
September, TBD

Did you know that one third of Philadelphia’s older adults have a pet in their home? Pets offer older adults unconditional love, relieve isolation, and help elders to cope with loss. Check out Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s short report on pets and seniors for more information and learn even more through http://www.phillypetsandseniors.org!

Networking Coffee at PCA
October, TBD
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, 642 N. Broad Street (Room TBA)

Come out to network and share with other members about the important work you are doing. We will be asking some folks to talk about their work in more detail – and if you have a project you want to present – let us know!
Bring Business Cards and a Smile!

Gen Philly Walks to End Alzheimer’s
November, TBD
Citizen’s Bank Park

Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including more than 5 million Americans.
GenPhilly shares the vision for a world without Alzheimer’s and dementia. Please support GenPhilly as we work towards this goal!
We are participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® to raise awareness and funds to advance the global fight against Alzheimer’s. Will you join us?

2nd Annual Wrappy Hour
December, TBD

Join GenPhilly for a fun night of schmoozing and gift wrapping to support Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Holiday Gift Drive
Bring new gifts to donate!
*Men’s and Women’s bathrobes, nightgowns, and pajamas sizes medium -XXL
*Lap blankets
Bring gifts wrapped or plan to wrap them while you network!
Donations of wrapping supplies are welcome

Gen Philly 2016 Events

Keep an eye on out for updates to our 2016 event calendar!

February 3, 2016; 

New Member Meeting

Where: Mercy LIFE, 3240 N. Hancock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Accessible from bus routes: 23, 47, 57, and 60; Street parking is available

Why: Come learn more about GenPhilly and meet fellow new members!  Long time Members, please stop in to meet and welcome our new members!

Snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP to Suzanne Sztul –  sbass@mercyhealth.org

 

February, TBD

Innovations in Aging- Aging 2.0

Where: PCA, 642 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

April, TBD

Careers in Aging and Aging in Careers

 

May, TBD

Buzz on the Budget

 

June, TBD

Elder Justice Day

 

July, TBD

Pet-tastic Happy Hour

 

October, TBD

Aging in an aging home

December, TBD

Happy Hour

Highlights Philly’s LOVE Your Park Week

Philadelphia – Find out how parks can be key to the health and well-being of people at all ages at a LOVE your Park week event being presented by GenPhilly, a program of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), on Tuesday, May 12.   GenPhilly’s “Complete Parks” forum will focus on park accessibility and innovative park programming. It will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, 2100 Arch Street in Center City.  Information/registration for the event is available at www.genphilly.org.

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Philadelphia – Art is in full bloom this May as artists ranging from 55 to 101 years old showcase their work through Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) 13th annual “Celebrate Arts and Aging” festivities. For the first time, Philadelphia’s City Hall will be one of the venues for exhibits of senior art.

Held during Older Americans Month, PCA’s annual senior arts celebration will highlight older adults’ artistic talents with a total of 182 artworks on exhibit at three sites: Philadelphia Senior Center-Main Branch (Center City), Center on the Hill…the place for active adults (Chestnut Hill); and, Philadelphia’s City Hall. As part of the celebration, performing arts venues offer special discounts. There are also workshops and classes where seniors can cultivate their own creativity.

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This holiday season it’s important to remember not only your family and friends, but those most in need.

A donation to Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) Philadelphia Fund for Seniors can help our seniors receive the services they need to help maintain their security and well-being. Please consider making a difference in the life of a senior.

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Every dollar counts! Did you know, on average, it costs PCA:

$7,000 to install a first floor bathroom, allowing a frail elder to remain in their own home.

$700 to arrange a personal care aide to an elderly person for one month.

$400 to arrange one year of social activities for someone at a senior community center.

$155 to arrange home-delivered meals for a homebound senior for one month.

$50 to arrange six round trips on Customized Community Transportation (CCT) vans.

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The Philadelphia Department of Revenue is now accepting applications for the 2015 Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Program. This program helps senior citizens save money by “freezing” their real estate taxes at the current year’s rate. Once approved, the homeowner’s real estate taxes will not increase. Each homeowner applicant will need to provide proof of household income and age. Applications can be obtained by calling 215-686-6442 or by visiting here.

To Qualify:

· applicants must be 65 years or older or 50 years old and the widow or widower of someone who was at least 65 years old at their time of death

· total annual household income must be $23,500 or less for a single person or $31,500 or less for a married couple

Source: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey What Matters

Aging Awareness Day. September 18th.Many federal agencies work to improve the health and well-being of older people in the U.S. Read about the work and goals of the Administration for Community Living.

Here are several more agencies responding to the epidemic:

LOCATE HIV TESTING AND OTHER SERVICES

 

Source: www.aids.gov

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