PHA Partner Aids Seniors at Mount Olivet During Crisis

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Senior service coordinator Danielle Medford helps a senior citizen at PHA's Mount Olivet development in West Philadelphia as she picks up food and household supplies donated by TruCare, one of the agency's private partners.

 

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Markeda Rodgers, a senior service coordinator at PHA's Mount Olivet development in West Philadelphia, arranges canned goods donated for residents at the site by TruCare, one of the agency's private partners

(Philadelphia - June 1, 2020)- Seniors who live at the Philadelphia Housing Authority's (PHA) Mount Olivet development in West Philadelphia are weathering the pandemic, thanks to the action of TruCare, one of the agency's partners.

The senior home care provider provides workshops to PHA seniors about health and wellness. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, they offered to provide supplies that seniors might otherwise go without or have to leave their residences to buy. The firm offered to provide items such as masks, food donations, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and paper towels. TruCare dropped them off this past Thursday.

"We are very grateful when someone goes the extra mile to serve our seniors," said PHA President and CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah. "These folks are most vulnerable during the pandemic and the less they have to travel for goods and services, the better. Having the proper nourishment is important to maintaining their health, as well as having the materials to clean surfaces where the virus might attach itself."

TruCare dropped off canned fruits, vegetables, and soups; fruit and nutrition bars; boxes of rice, pasta, and mac and cheese; soda and water; paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, and reusable masks to help seniors protect themselves.

"At the end of the day it's not about what you have or what you have accomplished. It's about who you have lifted up. It's about what you have given back. We wanted to give back to those in need, who have given before us when others were in need," said the company in a general statement.

TruCare, which has 7 locations in Southeast Pennsylvania, focuses on building relationships and is a Medicaid Certified Agency that is licensed by the PA Department of Health.