GenPhilly is a network of emerging professionals who are inspiring Philadelphians to connect with older adults through their work and personal lives. Through creative programming and professional development opportunities, it works to change stereotypes and establish Philadelphia as a lifelong community for all of ages. GenPhilly is a program of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.
Scheduled activities for the ‘What’s Cooking’ event include:
• Networking & Breakfast(8:
• Understanding the Issues: Obstacles to Collaboration and Advocacy (9:15to 9:30 a.m.) - Ginger Zielinskie, executive director, Benefits Data Trust
• Panel Discussion and Q&A (9:30 to 10:15 a.m.) - Kate Clark, planner Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (facilitator)
• Increasing Access to Supermarkets - Donna Leuchten, associate director, Uplift Solutions, Inc.
• Connecting Senior to Healthy Food Carts - Ryan Kuck, project manager, West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub
• Increasing Access to Fresh Produce through Gardens and Home-Delivered Meals - Lisa Sandler, director of community services, Klein JCC
• The Essential Role of Nutrition Education - Alisha Higgins, The Salvation Army
• Breakout Sessions: Innovations and Advocacy to Alleviate Senior Hunger (10:30 to 11:45 a.m.) - Margaret Ernst, of the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, City of Philadelphia and Raechel Hammer, vice president of strategic development & compliance, Klein JCC (facilitators)
215-765-9000, ext. 5091
GenPhilly March 20 Forum Set:
What’s Cooking? Exploring Issues and Innovations in Senior Hunger Relief/Add 1
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is a private, non-profit, nationally-recognized Area Agency on Aging. Established in 1973, PCA coordinates services with the goal of improving the quality of life for older Philadelphians and adults with disabilities;
One of the region’s largest non-profit organizations, PCA is funded primarily through the Older Americans Act, Medical Assistance and the Pennsylvania Lottery, through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
For information on PCA’s services and programs, call the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040 or visit www.pcaCares.org.