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Stay Connected at One of Philadelphia’s Senior Centers 

By Thomas H.

May is Older American’s Month (OAM). This annual celebration is led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.  This year’s theme isPowered by Connection.” This theme recognizes that meaningful relationships and social connections are very important, especially as we age. Being connected to others, says the ACL, helps us maintain good health and overall well-being. Among other benefits, “connection” helps older people combat isolation and loneliness. 

Senior centers play a vital role in helping older people stay connected with their community.  They offer a welcoming and supportive space where those over age 55 can take part in activities, enjoy a meal, socialize, and make new friends.  

There are over 2 dozen senior centers in Philadelphia. Some neighborhoods have more than one. Others serve several neighborhoods. Seniors who need transportation may be able to use Septa’s CCT service to get to and from their nearest senior center. 

The following is a list of senior centers in Philadelphia. Each one offers a unique mix of activities and services. Contact the senior center nearest you for information on their hours and activities. 

Senior Centers in Philadelphia

  1. Center at Journey’s Way

    403 Rector Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19128 


  2. Center in the Park

    5818 Germantown Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19144 


  3. Juniata Park Older Adult Center

    1251 East Sedgley Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19134 


  4. KleinLife Northeast Philadelphia and Russian Speaking Satellite

    10100 Jamison Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19116 


  5. KleinLife: Rhawnhurst Satellite

    2101 Strahle Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19152 


  6. Lutheran Settlement House Senior Center

    1340 Frankford Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19125 


  7. Mann Older Adult Center

    Remote programming only. 

    3201 N. 5th Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19140 


  8. Marconi Older Adult Program

    2433 S. 15th Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19145 


  9. Martin Luther King Older Adult Center

    2100 W. Cecil B. Moore Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19121 


  10. Nativity BVM Senior Community Center

    3255 Belgrade Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19134 


  11. Norris Square Senior Center 

    2121 N. Howard Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19122 


  12. Northeast Older Adult Center

    8101 Bustleton Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19152 


  13. Northern Living Center

    827 N. Franklin Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19123 


  14. On-Lok House

    219 N. 10th Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19107 


  15. Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center

    4744-46 Frankford Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19124 


  16. PHA Cassie L. Holly Senior Center

    2100 Dickinson Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19146 


  17. PHA Emlen Arms Senior Center

    6733 Emlen Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19119 


  18. PHA Wilson Park Senior Center

    2508 Jackson Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19145 


  19. Philadelphia Senior Center – Allegheny Branch

    1900 W. Allegheny Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19132 


  20. Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts and Asian Pacific Resource Center

    509 S. Broad Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19147 


  21. South Philadelphia Older Adult Center

    1430 East Passyunk Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19147 


  22. Southwest Senior Center

    6916 Elmwood Ave. 
    Philadelphia, PA 19142 


  23. St. Edmonds Senior Community Center

    2130 S. 21st Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19145 


  24. Star Harbor Senior Citizen Center

    4700 Springfield Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19143 


  25. West Oak Lane Senior Center

    7210-18 Ogontz Avenue 
    Philadelphia, PA 19138 


  26. West Philadelphia Senior Community Center 

    1016-26 N. 41st Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19104 


If you or a loved one needs help to live fully and independently at home, JEVS Care at Home can help. Contact us today for more information on our services for seniors and adults with disabilities.   


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