By Michael Morrison

South Philly: Senior Center Brings Shine to Golden Years

South Philly: Senior Center Brings Shine to Golden Years

America’s geriatric population is set to explode over the next decade as the Baby Boom generation begins to retire. Medical advances have pushed life expectancy such that many women and men will live a third of their lives in retirement. Enter the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, a private, non-profit advocate since 1973. PCA works to […]

 By Diana Cooper and Colin Lindsley

Kensington: St. Anne’s Senior Center Makes Lengthening Life Span a Priority

Kensington: St. Anne’s Senior Center Makes Lengthening Life Span a Priority

[vimeo 60130361] St. Anne’s Senior Citizen Center, an organization which has provided locals with activities and services for more than 30 years, strives to promote wellness and health programs to keep seniors part of the community longer. “While the centers for a long time have had health promotion and exercise programs, we are really focusing on […]

 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 Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Senior Residents Ready for New Housing

Port Richmond: Senior Residents Ready for New Housing

Due to limited housing for the seniors in the neighborhood, many opt for housing opportunities in neighboring areas such as Fishtown, Bridesburg or Kensington to better serve their needs. Some senior residents of Port Richmond have moved to the Neumann Senior Housing (formerly St. Mary’s Hospital) at 1601 E. Palmer St. and others have settled […]

 By Kimberly Cuenca and Tina DiSerafino

Logan: Yorkhouse Provides Seniors With Luxury Living Options

Logan: Yorkhouse Provides Seniors With Luxury Living Options

Kevin Griffin spent many years trying to convince his parents to sell their home and move into The Yorkhouse, a housing facility with luxury-style apartments built for seniors age 55 and older. Griffin said it had become increasingly difficult for him to travel to their home regularly in order to ensure that they had taken […]

 By Mary Mazzoni and Stephanie Mullen

Francisville: Making Row Homes More Age Friendly

Francisville: Making Row Homes More Age Friendly

About 8,000 people become 65 years old every day. The people who reach this age in Philadelphia today may be in for a rude awakening when they try to find housing to suit their needs. Row homes have been the most prevalent form of housing in the city for centuries, and as residents age these row […]