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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's 2014 Annual Report is now available. Read it here.

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

Come to the Fresh Food Hub At Center in the Park!
Click here for more information.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Service Provider! Center in the Park through Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Ė 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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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...


Do you want to improve the quality of life for older adults around you?
Do you want the voices of older adults to be heard by a global audience?
Do you want to give the gift of inspiration to our next generation?
Do you want to experience friendships that will change your life?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, we invite you to join CIPís Best Day of My Life (So Far) storytelling group. BDOMLSF starts meeting and storytelling on Tuesdays at Center in the Park, beginning September 23rd at 1:00pm for 8 weeks!

Please contact Brannon, CIPís Program Director, to register or e-mail

We are also looking for co-facilitators and copy editors - it will be fun . . . join us as we learn to blog so that we can share your stories around the globe via the Internet!

Victoria Peurifoy, CIP member, is lead co-facilitator and the Centerís Executive Director, Associate Director and Program Director are staff representatives!

"The Best Day of My Life (So Far) experience incorporates many important factors that have been shown to promote positive cognitive, psychological and health outcomes, including social interaction, cognitive activity and emotional expression." - Tania Giovannetti, Associate Professor of Psychology, Temple University

Best Day of My Life (So Far) Website.


Please consider an online contribution to Center In The Park safely and securely via PayPal.

   To view images from Center In The Park's 2013 "Music From The Heart" concert, click on the link below.

2013 CIP Jazz Concert Photos

United Way of Southeastern PA CIPís Donor Option Number is 225
Please support the United Wayís Community Impact Fund

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United Way profile of CIP member Inez Huggins

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