Kingsessing: Seniors Find Creative Outlet At Open Mic

Kingsessing: Seniors Find Creative Outlet At Open Mic

Poems about New York and chapters from a romance novel echoed through the Kingsessing Library’s sunlit basement. On Sept. 28, the library hosted an open mic poetry night for older adults— the first of many, Rachel Hayes hopes. “I think it’s important for the community,” Kingsessing Library Supervisor Hayes said. “Anything positive, anything that builds […]

 

Girard Estates: Lee Fass Makes A Difference For Older Adults

Girard Estates: Lee Fass Makes A Difference For Older Adults

With a beaming smile on a Thursday morning, Lee Fass explained the importance of strong, clear lines in drawings. Her two art students listened dutifully while glancing between white computer paper and Fass’s extravagant gestures. As a former fine art teacher, Fass found a home at Marconi Older Adult Program when she moved to Philadelphia […]

 By Matthew Beck

Ridge Avenue: Seniors Need New Center

Ridge Avenue: Seniors Need New Center

Inadequate space for activities, limited parking spaces and improper security measures are not issues commonly associated with a senior citizen center. At the Martin Luther King Older Adult Center these conditions have been a topic of debate for many years. Members of the King Center, located at 2010 W. Cecil B. Moore Ave. inside the […]