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SOWN Awarded Sun Life Financial Grant

SOWN is awarded a grant from Sun Life Financial's Team Up Against Diabetes. Learn how our Philly Families Eat Smart program is positively impacting the health of our families... Click here


New Board Leadership and Members at SOWN

Philadelphia, PA – At the June 19, 2017 annual meeting, the Board of Directors of the Supportive Older Women’s Network (SOWN) elected a new slate of officers while welcoming four new members... Click here


SOWN on Air

SOWN's GrandFamily Resource Center Coordinator, Arlene Segal, was interviewed on the radio (900 AM WURD) on Tuesday, August 23. Click here to hear about this essential service for grandparents raising children.


SOWN in PCA Milestones

SOWN's new program for Parkinson's caregivers is featured. "'The SOWN program helps relieve that isolation [faced by caregivers] and the telephone format is convenient... Members don’t have to go anywhere or be pressured to get ready or worry. They can be at work or in their pajamas at home and still be part of the group. They can also be anonymous; and they don’t have to talk about their loved one in front of him or her.'” Click here


SOWN in 2016 Green Tree Article

How does an organization that works with older adults find itself also working with children? Read about SOWN's GrandFamily Resource Center in the Green Tree Community Health Foundation's Winter/Spring 2016 publication - "Across Generations with SOWN". Click here


SOWN Named 2016 Finalist for Impact100 Philadelphia

SOWN is honored to have been chosen as a finalist for Impact100 Philadelphia in the health and wellness category. Click here to see the announcement of finalists.


SOWN on 6abc Actions News

SOWN's GrandFamily Resource Center was featured on 6ABC Action News on August 14, 2014. "If it wasn't for SOWN, I'd probably be crazy by now," says one grandmother in the video. "A lot of doors opened for me that I didn't even know were out there." Click here


SOWN in 2014 Penn Medicine Article

Board member Eileen Addis, MSS, LSW, who works at HUP, secured a grant from Penn Medicine CAREs to provide iPads as fitness tools for grandparent-headed families involved in SOWN's health and wellness initiative, Philly Families Eat Smart. Click here


SOWN in 2013 Trust Magazine

SOWN salutes the 16,000 Philadelphians who have stepped forward to raise their grandchildren. Read what makes it work in the Pew Charitable Trust’s prestigious Trust Magazine. Click here


SOWN in 2013 Milestones Article

SOWN's GrandFamily Resource Center is featured in the April 2013 issue of Milestones, a publication by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. Click here


2012 Aetna Foundation Grant Helps Grandparent-Headed Families Fight Obesity

SOWN received a seed grant from the Aetna Foundation to launch Philly Families Eat Smart, an innovative health, wellness and physical fitness initiative for grandparent-headed families. Click here


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