Wharton: Roots Of Happiness Grows Community For Elderly Southeast Asian Immigrants And Refugees

Wharton: Roots Of Happiness Grows Community For Elderly Southeast Asian Immigrants And Refugees

Every Tuesday morning elderly Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees come together to socialize, strengthen community ties and improve their mental and physical health. Roots of Happiness: Elders Health & Wellness Services takes place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at coworking space Bok on Ninth Street near Mifflin Street. The program, run by SEAMAAC, serves […]

 

Roxborough: Older Residents Stay Active with Protest Organization

Roxborough: Older Residents Stay Active with Protest Organization

The phrase “staying active” has taken on a new meaning for residents of the Cathedral Village Retirement Community in Roxborough and it’s political. The retirees formed the activists group Indivisible Village in January 2017 for residents there who wanted to engage in politics and fight for change. Indivisible Village is a local chapter of the national Indivisible […]

 

Mayfair: Community Care of the Northeast Keeps Seniors Independent

Mayfair: Community Care of the Northeast Keeps Seniors Independent

Jeannette Kurzenberger is 96 years old. She is a Mayfair resident and has lived in the same home for 74 years. Since the passing of her husband, Kurzenberger lives alone. To many, the idea of a woman her age living anywhere other than a nursing home is unimaginable, and living alone would be impossible. But […]

 By Taisje Claiborne

Germantown: Activities at Stapeley Help Senior Citizens Stay Healthy

Germantown: Activities at Stapeley Help Senior Citizens Stay Healthy

The residents of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley on the corner of Greene Street and West Washington Lane quash the stereotype of inactive seniors. The assisted living facility offers an assortment of activities, including game time, daily exercise programs and weekly yoga classes. Carly Solis-Cohen, personal care and independent living recreational coordinator at Stapeley, said […]

 By Melissa Nowicki and Matt Finn

Germantown: Housing Help for Seniors

Germantown: Housing Help for Seniors

[vimeo 21295444] 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 […]