Guest Commentary: Better Healthcare for Those Who Need it Most
The chief medical officer for a Philly-based healthcare company on the most critical aspect of keeping our 220,000+ seniors healthy: primary care
Guest Commentary: Older Philadelphians Need You to Support Vision Zero
AARP Pennsylvania calls for more support for the City’s ambitious plan to eliminate fatalities and injuries from traffic crashes
Generation Change Philly: The Senior Savior
Geoff Gross’s wildly successful mission-driven company, Medical Guardian, is built on simple, affordable at-home tech that gives seniors security, connectedness—and self respect.
Ideas We Should Steal: Wheelchair Ramps Made From LEGOs
Nearly 500 public buildings in Philly—not to mention rowhomes—have barriers to access for people in wheelchairs. Germany’s “LEGO Granny” has a brightly colored way to help
A Weekly Smile
An intergenerational program from Penn Memory Center and Temple University combats isolation in older adults and gives students valuable caregiving experience—and now, it’s gone virtual
Citizens of the Week: Teens Teach Technology
The vaccine may be here, but many seniors are still feeling disconnected from loved ones. These students are helping them feel less alone.
Business for Good: OneClick.chat
The four-year-old Philly company—started by a millennial and a boomer—takes on social isolation by providing an easy platform for 50,000 older adults worldwide to connect
Reality Check: Beating the Heat
New York and Baltimore are handing out free air conditioners to low-income seniors most at risk of heat-related illness and Covid-19. Why, WURD's midday host wonders, isn’t Philly doing the same?