Elderly woman holding on handrail in bathroom
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Lynne Adkins
January 15, 2020 - 10:17 am
Keeping Mom and Dad at home, safely, could be as easy as picking up the phone. The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program, or SHARP, can help qualifying seniors with modifications and repairs to keep the home safe and accessible. Read more here.
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Shopping bag full of fresh vegetables and fruits.
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Mike Dougherty
September 27, 2019 - 11:30 am
Malnutrition is a serious problem for senior citizens. To help combat it, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging held a conference Friday on how to better connect people with resources.
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Community Legal Services
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Pat Loeb
August 08, 2019 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A program designed to keep older Philadelphians in their homes will expand to more of the city's gentrifying neighborhoods, with the help of state funding for Community Legal Services (CLS). State legislators presented a giant check to CLS attorney Dawn Williams...
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Mayor's Centenarian Celebration
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Paul Kurtz
June 01, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "I'm 106, right?" joked Ruth Hopson, who isn't even the oldest of Philadelphia's centenarians. Goldye Johnson has her beat by one year, but she wasn't able to attend this year's 19th annual Mayor's Centenarian Celebration, a ceremony that has had a growing attendance...
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In this photo provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, HHS Office of Inspector General agents, take part in arrests Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Queens, N.Y.
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April 09, 2019 - 12:44 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they've broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors via foreign call centers. The Justice Department announced charges against 24...
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Lynne Adkins
March 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Certain seniors who are just out of the hospital will be getting free food as part of their medical insurance. Independence Blue Cross is teaming up with MANNA to deliver free, healthy food to some seniors who have just come out of the hospital. Independence medical...
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February 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are certain advantages to aging. Senior status brings a smorgasbord of opportunities that seem remarkable. So, I'll remark on a few. First, there's retirement. With it, for many of us, comes the ability to volunteer or work when we want, where we want. Then,...
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January 31, 2019 - 3:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever thought of spending your 70th birthday on a mountain with a pair of skis bound to your boots, that doesn't have to be a fantasy. A bit of history: When I started skiing, wooden boards and lederhosen were still the norm, and people wore patches that said...
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Dan Wing
December 11, 2018 - 11:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging , which helps low-income senior citizens by providing home care, food, transportation, crisis intervention, and a number of other services, is in desperate need of help from the public. The nonprofit has been helping older...
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Inspira LIFE participant Jacqueline Smith of Vineland has benefited from the MedaCube technology.
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Lynne Adkins
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
VINELAND, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A countertop device is helping seniors keep all their medications straight. The MedaCube is a large black box that can be filled with 16 different prescriptions, which can then be delivered at the right time of day for three months. Dr. Ankur Patel, medical director...
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