Point Breeze: This Week In The News – 17th Police District Celebrates Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day And More

Point Breeze: This Week In The News – 17th Police District Celebrates Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Point Breeze: Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day Celebration– In honor of Philadelphia First Responder Appreciation Day, officers and firefighters were treated to lunch and dinner at the 17th Police District station, courtesy of On Point Bistro. (via […]

 

Olde Kensington: Director Keeps LSH a Well-Oiled Machine

Olde Kensington: Director Keeps LSH a Well-Oiled Machine

Inside the Lutheran Settlement House, at 1340 Frankford Ave., is an atmosphere of constant activity where people are always smiling. From bingo to GED preparation, the century-old building houses enough social services to satisfy the community’s neediest. The building must stay a well-oiled machine through funding and lots of care; a task executive director Kelly […]

 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 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: 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 Haley Kmetz and Taisje Claiborne

Germantown: Diverse Backgrounds Create a Home at Senior Living Community

Germantown: Diverse Backgrounds Create a Home at Senior Living Community

The residents of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley on the corner of Greene Street and West Washington Lane came to the facility for its resources but found a home when they arrived. Each senior brings his or her unique experiences to the building, but all are characterized by a driven lifestyle that shaped the culture at Stapeley. […]

 By Haley Kmetz and Taisje Claiborne

Germantown: Senior Home Adapts to Residents’ Desires

Germantown: Senior Home Adapts to Residents’ Desires

The spirit of the renovations planned for Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley on the corner of Greene Street and West Washington Lane was spearheaded by the facility’s own residents. Beginning in early April, the $5 million renovation project will include upgrades to its rehabilitation center, a new art studio and a remodeled dining room. Stapeley […]

 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 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 Haley Kmetz

Germantown: Local Seniors Craft Sock Puppets for Children Abroad

Germantown: Local Seniors Craft Sock Puppets for Children Abroad

Residents of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapely on the corner of Greene Street and West Washington Lane found a way to spread cheer to needy children abroad. Nearly 20 resident seniors teamed up with Clowns Without Borders to craft sock puppets that will travel across the globe to reach children in zones of crisis. Tim […]