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Help Steer an Older Adult in the Right Direction with Silver Wheels

Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) of Greater Philadelphia’s Silver Wheels provides transportation for shopping, medical appointments, banking, visiting friends and loved ones in hospitals, and so much more throughout the five county region.  JFCS is currently looking for volunteer drivers to be a part of this program designed to help older adults maintain an active and independent lifestyle.

Learn more at an Open Orientation for Silver Wheels on
Monday,  June 20
10am – 12pm

Mandell Office
607 Old York Road (Lower Level)
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Contact Lisa Tischler with any questions about the orientation or the program at 267-256-2082 or at

Silver Wheels is much more than just a ride—it’s independence, community connection, mobility, and dignity.

Getting Along with GenY: A Manual to Millennials

Times are changing, and the Canadian nonprofit sector is quickly becoming an intergenerational mix of professionals of varying levels of experience and education. With Canada’s bulge of baby boomers approaching retirement, these future vacancies — and the future of our nonprofit organizations — leave Generation X and Generation Y (aka “Millennials”) no choice but to collaborate to construct a new landscape for our nonprofit workforce.

This new reality requires an intergenerational understanding and a commitment to cooperate in order to fulfill the missions of our nonprofit organizations. In the spirit of mutual support, we Millennials offer the following thoughts as insights into our generation.

Top Ten Ways to Motivate Millennial continue reading>>

Source: Charity Village

Shortage of Geriatric Specialists Growing

“Doctors who specialize in aging are in short supply and their shortage will grow worse as the population ages in coming decades”

(By Janice Lloyd, USA Today, April 25, 2011)

Volunteers Sought for Rhawnhurst Spring Cleaning Day April 3

Volunteers are needed to provide cleanup and home maintenance tasks to elderly citizens living in the northeast for Spring Cleaning Day on Sunday, April 3. Volunteers will complete simple tasks to help seniors remaining independent, including cleaning up lawn debris, removing weather stripping, and changing light bulbs and smoke detector batteries. All necessary supplies will be provided. Individual volunteers and groups from houses of worship or organizations are welcome. Two-hour time slots are available from 10 to Noon and Noon to 2. For more information or to volunteer, call 215-320-0351. Seniors, age 60+, who reside in zip codes 19111, 19149, and 19152 may call to request assistance. Cleanup jobs are assigned on a first-come, first served-basis.

Source: PCA News Bulletin / Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community – NORC

PhillyInc: How to start a business in a weekend

Order the coffee and chill the energy drinks. Startup Weekend Philly is almost here.

Most small-business owners probably think every weekend is start-up weekend. But this 54-hour event at the University of the Arts’ Corzo Center on South Broad Street on Jan. 28-30 will be the first local version of a kind of hackathon held around the world since June 2007…

Given the right collection of talent, 54 hours is enough time to pull together pieces to make a viable Web-based business, said Oyler, the cofounder of, a provider of gift-card services to retailers. continue reading>>


X, Y, or Z: Does an Employee’s Generation Really Matter?

As with so many other aspects of an excellent work place, strong HR solutions – hiring, training and management practices – form the foundation.

Different generations working side by side have become commonplace in the modern working environment. While this is unquestionably a positive development, it begs an important question—is there really a generation gap in today’s workplace?

The simple answer is “not really.” The primary differences in generational interaction in the workplace revolve around a lack of communication and slight differences in expectations. Every generation relates to situations based on their own cultural experiences whether they are Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millenials (also known as Generation Y) or Generation Z. This can understandably cause friction if not properly addressed. continue reading>>


Let’s Bring Aging Americans Into the Information Age

Closeup of Laptop As young Americans have become the most tech-savvy generation in history, the generations preceding them have not kept pace – to the detriment of their economic and even physical well-being…

These workers share a great and growing need for training in computer skills. But this training must be tailored to their learning styles, so that it does not leave them even more intimidated, frustrated, and unprepared. continue reading>>

Source: Marcia Kerz (The Huffington Post )

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