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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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Holiday Gifts for Homebound Older Adults
The holidays can be lonely for older adults who may be alone and without family and friends to share in the joys of the season. A modest gift can bring joy to people who are isolated and lonely. Center in the Park is asking members of the community to contribute new, unwrapped, standard sized bath and body products, such as shower gel, perfumed lotion, hand cream, soap, and body powder. Contributions of flashlights with batteries, throw blankets, slipper socks with tread, towels and wash cloths would also be appreciated. These gifts will be given to the Center in the Park's In Home Support Program consumers.
Contributions can be dropped off at Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Avenue, Mon-Fri. between 8:30am and 4:30pm . . . until Friday, December 18th.

Save the date!! CIP's jazz concert, Music From The Heart will be held Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, from 3pm to 7pm in the CIP auditorium. Click here for information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

Are you a Veteran facing a Utility Crisis? Are your utilities shut-off, or about to be terminated? UESF may be able to help you.
Click here for more information.

A strategically placed advertisement in the Center in the Park Newsletter will highlight your brand, organization, company, offerings, or services.
Our newsletter is mailed out and distributed quarterly to over 1,600 CIP members, local organizations, and community leaders, giving your advertisement 3 months of exposure. Click here for rates and more information.

The APPRISE Program will be Center in the Park every month to make sure you get your Medicare questions answered and apply for the programs that can save you money! Click here for more information.

CIP's 2015 Annual Report is now available. Read it here.

Now, You can Join CIP and Start the Membership Process on-line!

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.


A Special Place - For A Special Celebration
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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

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Dates Closed
for Holidays/Other Occasions
July 3rd, 2015
Independence Day Observance
August 28th, 2015
All Staff Retreat
September 7th, 2015
Labor Day
November 26th & 27th, 2015
Thanksgiving Break
December 25th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st 2015
Christmas Break
January 1st , 2016
New Year’s Day
January 18th , 2015
MLK Jr. Observance
March 25th, 2016
Good Friday
May 30th, 2015
Memorial Day

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