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THE EMERGENCY FUND FOR OLDER PHILADELPHIANS

WHATProvides free assistance for low-income older adults by providing money for food, shelter, medicine, gas, utilities, and other essential goods and services.
WHYTo help the elderly who are in need of assistance and improve senior health, well-being and independence.
WHEREThe Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.
USA.


Program Description


“Many seniors choose between heating their homes to stay warm, eating three meals a day, and taking the full dosage of their medicine – choices no one should have to make.”
-pcacares.org


Seniors must be referred by recognized social service agencies or the clergy for assistance.

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging can help elderly arrange for assistance with the following:

  • Affordable Senior Housing Assistance
  • Assisted Living or Nursing Care
  • Utility bills such as Gas, electric, and water
  • Prescriptions and Health Care
  • Meal Delivery, Preparation or Food Stamps
  • Access and In-Home Mobility
  • Grooming and Dressing
  • Finding a Caregiver
  • Navigating Medicare or Medicaid
  • Legal Assistance
  • Employment Assistance

In addition to The Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians, The Philadelphia Fund for Seniors provides older adults with shared rides, home delivered meals, access to senior community center activities, and a senior helpline (215)-765-9040
source:pcacares.org

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