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Become a Living Organ Donor, the Greatest of All Gifts

By Martin Skaates | April 4, 2018

I’m the recipient of a kidney from a living donor. Without question, living organ donation is the greatest gift one person can give to another.

Heart Disease in Women – Small Steps Can Lead to Big Strides in Health and Well-being

By Michael Clark, M.D. | February 13, 2018

Heart disease affects more than 6 million women annually and is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Surprised? You’re not alone – one recent American Heart Association survey indicated that almost half of those surveyed, particularly younger women and those in racial and ethnic minorities were not fully aware of the risk represented by heart disease, particularly coronary artery heart disease.

12 Tips to Help You Become Financially Fit

By Joseph Radovic | June 28, 2017

I was struck by how much of what I learned in my journey to complete an IRONMAN marathon could correlate to anyone striving to move ahead in their personal or business life. The parallels between physical health and financial health were striking. Here are 12 tips to help you become financially fit.

Financial Planning for Long-Term Care

By Kevin Gianfortune | November 29, 2016

Make no mistake about it: Long-term care can be enormously expensive, so much so that it can throw the most carefully crafted retirement or estate plan out of whack. The average cost of care here in the Philadelphia area is around $7,000 to $9,000 a month for skilled nursing care, and the costs are much the same throughout the country. Elder care is also fraught with potential traps.

Raising Awareness of Men’s Health

By Michael Kelhower | November 15, 2016

It’s “No-Shave November,” where people forego shaving and grooming for a month, raising awareness about cancer and donating what they save in razors and waxing towards cancer research and education. At Penn Mutual, 83 men and women in our home office have chosen to give up shaving for a month, while the entire community has also decided to focus the month of November on the issue of men’s health.

Go Red for Women: Heart Health and Financial Health Go Hand-in-Hand

By Margaret Walker | February 23, 2016

There is this myth that heart disease is a bigger problem for men than for women. The reality is that heart disease kills more women than men and is the cause of one out of every three female deaths in the U.S. Penn Mutual has been a major local supporter of the Go Red for Women initiative.

My Challenge to You: Make a Commitment to Health and Wellness

By Jimmie Johnson | July 21, 2015

As a Penn Mutual policyholder myself, I am thrilled to have their support as part of an important fundraising initiative for my Foundation – the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge.

Women Are Taking Charge—of Both Their Physical and Financial Health

By Eileen C. McDonnell | May 19, 2015

For women, our financial health and our physical health are tied together more closely than you might think. Penn Mutual and Go Red For Women share a passion for empowering women to take charge of their physical and financial health.