I recently joined the Steering Committee for Generation Appreciation Philadelphia, a network of aging professionals dedicated to creating a more age-friendly city.  Through this new affiliation I am able to bring to life a program I started working on last year — connecting homeless animals and seniors in need of companionship.  Join us for this special event and discussion.

GenPhilly will host a panel of experts in the fields of aging, animal welfare, & social services at PSC on February 18, 2010 to:

  • Learn how adopting an animal can benefit the physical & mental health of older adults, and identify the challenges that older pet owners face
  • Discuss how animal shelters & rescue groups could increase adoptions, improve “save rates,” & expand their volunteer base by engaging with older adults
  • Consider how pet ownership, especially among older adults, can contribute to healthier, stronger neighborhoods for Philadelphians of all ages
  • Hear best practices from “Pets and Elder Team Support (PETS),” a project of the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) in New York City

  Kory Aversa Animal  Pets and Seniors Shelter Rescue Humane Society Adopt Cat

Panelists:

  • Alexandra Collier, MPA, Director of Special Projects, Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)
  • Allen Glicksman, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
  • Kim Wolf, Board Member,PHILADOPTABLES (Friends of the Philadelphia Animal Control Shelter)

Thursday, February 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm*
*Informal networking begins at 5:00pm (feel free to bring dinner at that time, as there is no eating in the theater)

Philadelphia Senior Center
509 S. Broad St.
(Near South Street; Broad & Lombard stop on the Broad Street/Orange Line)

RSVP or for more info, contact Kate Clark at kclark@pcaphl.org or (215) 765-9000, ext. 5072, or Kory Aversa at kaversa@philaseniorcenter.org or (215) 546-5879, ext. 276.

 

 

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