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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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CIP is now accepting nominations for the 2016 SPIRIT AWARD

Flashback . . . July 13, 2015 – CIP and AARP-PA Hosted a White House Conference on Aging Watch Party . . .
Toni Styer at CIP WHCOA Watch PartyClick on the following links for more information...
Administration Releases Final Report for 2015 Conference on Aging

2015 WHCOA Final Report

   To view images from the 2015 Music For The Spirit Gospel Concert to Benefit CIP concert, click on the link below.

2015 Music For The Spirit Gospel Concert Photos

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.

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.

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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.


A Special Place - For A Special Celebration
Make Your Next Social Engagement An Event To Remember By Holding at CIP! Please click here for more information.


This month at Center In The Park...

The theme for this year's African American History Month is
Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.

The Association for the Study of African American Life & History has selected this annual theme to bring attention to the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and the more than twenty-five sites and the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom that are part of America’s hallowed grounds, including the home of the father of black history, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

This theme is particularly relevant to where CIP calls home – i.e., in historic Germantown which played a major role in the Underground Railroad with the Johnson House right up the avenue and many other historic locations in the neighborhood.

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CIP’s Donor Option Number is 225
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Dates Closed
for Holidays/Other Occasions
January 1st , 2016
New Year’s Day
January 18th , 2016
MLK Jr. Observance
March 25th, 2016
Good Friday
May 30th, 2016
Memorial Day
In Case of Inclement Weather:
If the Philadelphia Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, for the first day, Center in the Park is closed for all members and all employees. If the Philadelphia Public Schools are closed for a second consecutive day or longer due to the inclement weather, all Center in the Park employees (not including Nutrition Aides) are to report to work unless otherwise notified. If the weather is bad and schools are open, members should call the Center at 8:30 AM to ask whether their class(es) or activities are postponed - 215-848-7722.

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