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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, […]

 By Kayla Devon

Mayfair: Tenants Return to Community Center

Mayfair: Tenants Return to Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue wasn’t empty for very long as new tenants from Lighthouse Chapel International moved in last month, but the community is still concerned with the parking and the pool. TD Bank foreclosed the property one year ago when the owners, Phoenix Horizons, Inc., filed for bankruptcy and could not […]

 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 Kadida Kenner

Fairhill: Seniors Keep Memories Alive Through Art

Fairhill: Seniors Keep Memories Alive Through Art

A partnership between the Mann Older Adult Community Center, Taller Puertorriqueno and the Alzheimer’s Association is helping keep the minds of Fairhill’s senior community active. The collaborators are attempting to keep the aggressive Alzheimer’s disease at bay through an art program, “Memories in the Making.” Alzheimer’s is a progressive and incurable disease. It robs the […]