Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Golden Years & Furry Ears...

GenPhilly will be hosting a panel of experts in the fields of aging, animal welfare, & social services and together we will:

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

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

RSVP Deadline: February 12, 2009

To RSVP or for more info, contact Kate Clark

at kclark@pcaphl.org  or (215) 765-9000 ext 5072
or go to GenPhilly's Facebook Event Page  to RSVP online

 About Generation Appreciation Philadelphia (GenPhilly)
Generation Appreciation Philadelphia (GenPhilly) is committed to promoting an age-friendly city by inspiring emerging leaders to make connections with older adults in their professional and personal lives. We aim to bring a new perspective to Philadelphians in a variety of disciplines through creative programming and networking opportunities. Check out our events and subscribe to our event listserv at genphilly.org.

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