The Center for Aging and Disability (CADA) provides advocacy and support for Seniors and individuals with physical disabilities living in the Greater Philadelphia region. CADA seeks to gather, publish and disseminate valuable information concerning public sector services relevant to the population. This program places particular emphasis on advocating for Medicaid services for clients who wish to remain living in the community as opposed to moving into a nursing home or similar facility.
CADA is a program that provides community resources and partnerships to continue the fight for more awareness on our target populations issues. The issues consist of homelessness, medical care, health, retirement and mistreatment.
In 2020, 5.2 million seniors aged 60+ will face hunger. That’s 1 in 15 seniors or 6.8% of all seniors. Hunger takes a severe toll on seniors’ health and nutrition – putting them at risk for chronic health conditions like depression, asthma, and diabetes. Some seniors are more likely to face hunger due to racial and economic inequality. Seniors are more likely to face hunger if they identify as Black, Latino, or Native America; have lower incomes; or have a disability.
CADA’s goals are to increase awareness of seniors and disabled issues so that everyone can assist. We want to support not only events but advocate and campaign for better programs in the Philadelphia region.
- Increase awareness
- Produce resources
- Decrease mistreatment and homelessness
We hope to continue assisting seniors in our capacity to rid the poverty population of that demographic. In addition, make seniors aware of keeping themselves healthy.