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Founded in 1968, Center in the Park is a non-profit community center in Northwest Philadelphia primarily focused on the needs of older people. The Center fosters respect, independence, and personal growth for each individual. As a community resource, it provides access to supportive services and activities.

The programs at Center in the Park are meant to provide opportunities for older adults to participate in social, recreational, health and fitness, arts and humanities and lifelong learning activities. Members are encouraged to make their voices heard at the Center and in their communities through service and volunteer opportunities.

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Long Term Care Ombudsman Service Provider! Center in the Park through Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) – Philadelphia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (PLTCOP) - provides services in Northwest and Northeast Philadelphia.

Please Call! Residents of long term care facilities, homes or participants of older adult daily living centers or their family members or loved ones . . . Center in the Park has trained staff available to answer your calls. All communication with the Ombudsman is free and confidential. We can answer questions and address concerns about issues, including:

  • Residents Rights
  • Quality of Care
  • Admissions, Transfers or Discharges

Volunteers are also welcomed to apply for ombudsman training and positions.

Call: Center in the Park - Phone: 215-844-1829
Address: 5818 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144

The Commonwealth of PA also has a Long Term Living Helpline: 866-286-3636

Please click here for additional information on Center in the Park's Ombudsman Program.


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This month at Center In The Park...

CIP's Annual Campaign

What Center in the Park (CIP) means to me. Being the first resident of Maple Village at Center in the Park (CIP) meant more to me than I can ever express. It kept me close to CIP where I met a lot of lovely people. The staff and members are very poised, friendly, and knowledgeable. CIP is a place when you walk in the door you feel welcomed and loved. I felt good in knowing that when I came to CIP, I would get a wealth of knowledge, hot meals, meet new and exciting people, and best of all it’s a place where I could share my voice with everyone, as a member of the CIP Songsters and participate in Bible Study. Being at CIP will make you feel good about yourself, that you have a place to go, and something to do. Even at my current long term care residence, while I miss being able to go across the driveway to the Center, I am still connected to the Center with visits and support from members and staff and the CIP Ombudsmen.
- Jean M. Montero, “Song Bird”

Annually, we ask members and friends of the Center to make a special contribution, during the Annual Campaign that runs from now through the end of June, so that we can continue to offer meaningful experiences and support to older adults in the community. Although we raise funds from various sources to maintain quality programs and services, your individual gift - large or small, is most important and valued for many reasons:

  • It is unrestricted funding that helps to literally keep the Center open and functioning when other sources of funds are reduced or cut; and, it pays for things that other funders do not pay for, including utilities, maintaining the building and paying for unanticipated repairs.
  • It shows other funders that all who value the Center, including members, staff and Board of Directors, are committed enough to support the Center with a personally significant annual gift.
  • It allows us to stay in the forefront of senior centers in the nation and attract programs that keep the Center shining as a “Gem in Germantown.”

Won’t you please show your personal support, again this year or for the first time if you have not contributed before, by giving to the 2015 Annual Campaign? You may give on line securely using PayPal below. If you would like additional information or have questions, please do not hesitate to call. Thank you!


Lynn Fields Harris
Executive Director

Jean M. Montero
Honorary Chair, Annual Campaign

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   To view images from Center In The Park's 2014 "Music From The Heart" concert, click on the link below.

2014 CIP Jazz Concert Photos

CIP’s Donor Option Number is 225
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