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Germantown: Leader Advocates Programs For Older Adults, “No More Bingo!”

Germantown: Leader Advocates Programs For Older Adults, “No More Bingo!”

Lynn Fields Harris is a Philadelphia native and executive director of Center in the Park, a senior center in Germantown. As an executive director for 14 years, Harris uses her background in community service, politics and marketing to serve as an advocate for older adults. As a way to continue the legacy of the center’s co-founders, […]

 

Northwest Philly: Five Community Gems that Focus on Art, History or Nature

Northwest Philly: Five Community Gems that Focus on Art, History or Nature

A mixture of art, history and parks makes Northwest Philly a diverse area for community activities and events. Check out the community treasures of the Northwest. Woodmere Art Museum This 19th-century Victorian mansion sits on six acres of land in Chestnut Hill. Once the home of Charles Knox Smith, an oil and mining businessman, the site is now […]

 

Germantown: Karen Leslie-Henry Leads PSD Students to Bright Futures Through Outreach Programs

Germantown: Karen Leslie-Henry Leads PSD Students to Bright Futures Through Outreach Programs

The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia is a school unlike most others. The school, which specializes in teaching students who are hard of hearing or deaf, is one of the oldest in the country of its kind. The school currently educates approximately 205 students. According to the Hearing […]

 By Haley Kmetz and Taisje Claiborne

Germantown: Center in the Park Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Dedicated Members

Germantown: Center in the Park Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Dedicated Members

Center in the Park celebrated its 45th anniversary Thursday night with a mixture of jazz and line dancing to thank nearly 200 of its members. Brannon Johnson, the program director at Center in the Park, said it was important to celebrate the people behind the scenes as the facility remembered nearly half a century of […]

 By Taisje Claiborne

Germantown: Senior Citizens Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Love Café

Germantown: Senior Citizens Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Love Café

Center in the Park, located at 5818 Germantown Ave., was filled with laughter as lovers gathered to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Love Café. Senior citizens from the community celebrated their love for life at the annual event. A heart-shaped balloon greeted the senior citizens at the door, setting the tone of the festivities that lay […]

 By Marchelle Roberts and Tiffany Mercer-Robbins

Germantown: Center Promotes Positive Aging Through Programs

Germantown: Center Promotes Positive Aging Through Programs

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging funds many senior citizen centers throughout Philadelphia, but only one in Germantown. Located at 5818 Germantown Ave., Center in the Park is a senior center that provides supportive services and activities that strive to enhance the personal growth of Philadelphia’s aging population. Since its founding in 1968, Center in the […]

 By Hattie Cheek and Grace Dickinson

Germantown: Center in the Park Hosts Philadelphia Games

Germantown: Center in the Park Hosts Philadelphia Games

On Wednesday, more than 100 people made their way through the doors of Center in the Park at 5818 Germantown Ave. for the kick-off of Philadelphia Games. For the past 10 years, the non-profit community center has hosted the games, which are open to those aged 50 and older. “Being an older adult doesn’t mean […]

 By Melissa Nowicki and Matt Finn

Germantown: Housing Help for Seniors

Germantown: Housing Help for Seniors

Just last year, Fred Wells and his wife expected the foreclosure crisis to take the roof from over their heads.  The senior citizens had been living in their Philadelphia home for 46 years. The couple began searching for affordable senior housing to call their new home once they lost their house. They didn’t have high […]