PHA and PCA Partner to Expand Senior Meal Service
(Philadelphia – May 11, 2020)— The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) in collaboration with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has tripled the number of senior developments receiving meals.
The number of developments served has temporarily gone from three to nine. The program initially served Emlen Arms, Cassie L. Holley, and Wilson. The additional sites include Plymouth Hall, Warnock Village, Gladys B. Jacobs, Blumberg/Sharswood, Germantown House, and Parkview. PCA coordinates a broad range of services that help older Philadelphians live as independently as possible, including home-delivered meals and congregate meals in senior centers.
“We thank PCA for partnering with us to serve people who are among the most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic,” said PHA President and CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah. “While good nutrition is important to maintain good health, it’s also important that seniors be able to limit their trips outside their residences to avoid exposure to this virus.”
PHA’s Placed Based and Senior Programs has stayed in contact with all senior sites to address their needs and concerns since the shelter in place order. The agency has maintained consistent communication and partnership with resident leadership during the health emergency. Under the current schedule, PCA is delivering 1,200 meals a week to nine PHA senior sites.