Category: Embracing Aging

Thriving As We Grow Older

Margaret Manning was extremely excited to turn 70 on March 6, 2020. Little did she know that less than two weeks later, our state and much of the world would be going into lockdown. Margaret, who is usually busy doing things for others, found herself having little contact with friends and family. Her excitement of…


YCCF’s Embracing Aging Helps You Be Proactive

For Joel Conway, his decision to get involved with YCCF’s Embracing Aging stemmed from his desire to be more proactive about his own aging and to be more mindful of his interactions with older adults. Joel is only in his 50s but says the group discussions have helped him become a better listener. Hearing others…


Embracing Aging Grant Offers Retired Adults A Second Chance with the Second Career Service Entrepreneurial Project

What would you do If you were given the opportunity to start a second career after retiring? A few lucky participants of a local program at Crispus Attucks had the opportunity to answer that question last year thanks to a grant from the York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging. The grant…


York County is Part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities!

York County is committed to improving our community’s livability.  As such, we are proud to be included in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, which is part of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.  To view York County’s age-friendly plan, click: Age-Friendly Action Plan 2021 A livable community…


Op-Ed: Let’s Reframe Travel with Seniors

Cathy Bollinger, managing director of Embracing Aging, York County Community Foundation York County Community Foundation’s Embracing Aging works to change the way people think about aging.  It’s through this lens that I speak out in response to a feature on the front page of the Living Section of the March 2nd York Daily Record edition…


Grants Improve How People Experience Aging in York County

York, PA — York County Community Foundation’s (YCCF) Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging works to improve the way people experience aging in York County by awarding grants to programs that enhance the quality of life for people age 50 and older. Nine grants were recently awarded for programs ranging from health to the arts…


Wider Paths Provide Access to Nature for All

The West Manchester Senior Trail and Nature Park will contain four acres of native plants and trees, birds, butterflies and bees in West Manchester Township, and incorporate many features for the senior residents at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community and the young families at nearby The Greens at Westgate Apartment Homes. Supported by a grant…


Embracing Aging’s Issue with Facebook’s 10 Year Challenge

Shortly after the start of 2019, I noticed a new trend emerging on Facebook.  Titled the How Hard Did Aging Hit You challenge, users were encouraged to post side-by-side photos of them now and from 10 years ago as physical evidence of how they are holding up as they age. While I believe people on Facebook…


Why Focus on Reducing Barriers to Aging Well?

1 in 3 Americans, and over 37% of York Countians, are now age 50 and older.  On average, people who reach age 65 will live another 18-20 years and people who reach age 85 will live another 6-7 years.  We’re an aging society, and data demonstrates that each future generation will continue to live longer.…


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